Houston Symphony Showcases Hollywood Sound With Academy Award-Winning Scores In Star-Studded Evening

Houston Symphony Showcases Hollywood Sound With Academy Award-Winning Scores In Star-Studded EveningHouston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke brings the glamour and sounds of Hollywood's biggest night to Jones Hall with The Oscars: Best Original Songs March 1-3, 2018 at 8 p.m., just days before the 90th Annual Academy Awards, which will be held March 4, 2018.

Broadway vocalists Ashley Brown and Hugh Panaro join the orchestra for the star-studded evening packed with Academy Award-winning film scores and music by composers like Erich Korngold and John Williams. The program includes over 80 years of cinematic sounds, including "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz, "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's and more recently, "Let it Go" from Disney's animated film Frozen.

"Our concert of Best Original Songs will be a really glamorous, star-studded evening as we pay tribute to the Oscars, which are going to happen March 4, just after our concerts," said Reineke. "We're looking forward to celebrating the last 80 years of songs who have won the coveted Academy Award."

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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