Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Augustin Hadelich Returns To Jones Hall For Sibelius' Violin Concerto

Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Augustin Hadelich Returns To Jones Hall For Sibelius' Violin ConcertoThe Houston Symphony and Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada welcome back violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich May 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and May 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Jones Hall. Hadelich will be featured in the program Brahms and Sibelius; the orchestra's penultimate classical subscription concert of the 2017-18 season.

Known for his phenomenal technique and poetic sensitivity, the Grammy award-winning violinist takes center stage in Sibelius' passionate Violin Concerto, which features one of the most captivating openings in the violin repertoire. Orozco-Estrada will also lead an exciting performance of Brahms' epic Symphony No. 3, which will showcase the orchestra's powerful sound and a beautiful horn solo. The evening's program concludes with Brahms' homage piece Variations on a Theme of Haydn.

Prior to each concert, audience members can enjoy an intimate chamber music performance that will set the scene for the main program. Principal Second Violin Mu-Chen Hsieh, Associate Principal Viola Joan DerHovsepian and Principal Cello Brinton Averil Smith will join guest concertmaster Kevin Lin before each concert for a performance of Haydn's String Quartet Opus 76, No. 4, nicknamed Sunrise quartet for its evocative opening. An extension of the concert experience, the prelude performance begins 45 minutes prior to the concert.

The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston's Theater District. For tickets and information, please call (713) 224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.

About the Houston Symphony

During the 2017-18 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fourth season with Music Director Andrés Orozco- Estrada and continues its second century as one of America's leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. The Houston Symphony, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas, held its inaugural performance at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $33.9 million, the full-time ensemble of 88 professional musicians presents nearly 170 concerts annually, making it the largest performing arts organization in Houston. Additionally, musicians of the orchestra and the Symphony's four Community-Embedded Musicians offer over 900 community-based performances each year, reaching thousands of people in Greater Houston.

The Grammy Award-winning Houston Symphony has recorded under various prestigious labels, including Naxos, Koch International Classics, Telarc, RCA Red Seal, Virgin Classics and, most recently, Dutch recording label Pentatone. In 2017, the Houston Symphony was awarded an ECHO Klassik award for the live recording of Alban Berg's Wozzeck under the direction of former Music Director Hans Graf. The orchestra earned its first Grammy nomination and Grammy Award at the 60th annual ceremony for the same recording in the Best Opera Recording category.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.

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