Andrea Bocelli Performs with Houston Symphony Tonight
Tonight, November 28, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will be returning by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center. The evening's program will feature an all-new program of Bocelli's famed love songs, celebrating much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made world-famous over his incredible career, and giving his fans a stirring evening of soaring arias and music from his recent release and PBS special, Live In Central Park.
Born with poor eyesight, Bocelli became blind at the age of twelve following a football accident. Since winning the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1994, Bocelli has recorded thirteen solo studio albums of both pop and classical music; two greatest hits albums; and eight complete operas, selling over 70 million copies worldwide.
For more information on ticket sales or how to become a subscriber, contact the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at 713-224-7575. Toyota Center Box Office can be reached Monday through Friday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM at 1-866-4HOUTIX or visit www.toyotacentertix.com. Tickets from $75.
During the 2012-13 Season, the Houston Symphony will be in its 99th year as one of America's leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. Under the artistic leadership of Hans Graf, one of the orchestra's longest serving music directors, the Symphony has established a reputation for innovative, powerful performances. With its Centennial Celebration on the horizon in 2013-14, the Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $28 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 280 concerts for 300,000 people annually. For tickets and more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.