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Andrés Orozco-Estrada Returns to the Houston Symphony Next Month

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He will appear in the program Andrés Conducts Beethoven’s Fifth, Sept. 17–19. 

Andrés Orozco-Estrada Returns to the Houston Symphony Next Month

Music Director and holder of the Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns to Houston next month to open the 2021-22 Classical Series, beginning his final season as music director, in the program Andrés Conducts Beethoven's Fifth, Sept. 17-19.

Orozco-Estrada launches the 2021-22 Classical Series with works by Beethoven, and the world premiere Houston Symphony commission of a new orchestral arrangement of 19th-Century Afro-European composer George Bridgetower's Henry, a Ballad, for Fortepiano and Voice. This is a new arrangement of Henry by Kyle Rivera, a Houston-area composer who most recently collaborated with the Symphony as part of the Resilient Sounds initiative in 2019. Then, Beethoven's Triple Concerto showcases the soloist talents of Concertmaster Yoonshin Song, Principal Cello Brinton Averil Smith, and international piano star Yefim Bronfman. Orozco-Estrada concludes the program with one of the best-loved and most popular pieces in the classical music repertoire, Beethoven's crowd-pleasing Symphony No. 5. Part of the Frost Bank Gold Classics series, this program is supported by The Cullen Foundation's Maestro's Fund. This performance is livestreamed on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. CT.

The following weekend's concert, Sept. 24-26, celebrates the artistry of violin superstar Augustin Hadelich in a program designed to demonstrate the Grammy winner's virtuosity and versatility. Hadelich returns as soloist and leader in Bach's Double Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060 with Principal Oboe Jonathan Fischer, as well as the Preludio of Bach's Partita No. 3 in E major for violin. Shostakovich's Sonata for Violin spotlights the German violinist's way with music of the 20th century, and the program concludes with the Violin Concerto in A major, Opus 5, No. 2 by 18th-century Afro-European composer, the Chevalier de St. George. These concerts are part of the Shell Favorite Masters series. This performance is livestreamed on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. CT.

The livestream performance is available via a private link to ticket holders for $20. For patrons attending in person, concerts will have a one-hour run time with or without intermission. Socially distanced seats are now available in the mezzanine and balcony for September and October Classical Series performances. Everyone in the audience is required to wear a mask while in Jones Hall. For a comprehensive schedule of safety measures, visit houstonsymphony.org/safety. For tickets and more information, please call 713.224.7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. All programs and artists are subject to change.

Livestream of Houston Symphony concerts is made possible by Barbara J. Burger.


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