Houston Symphony to Accompany Screening of Disney's FANTASIA Live

Houston Symphony to Accompany Screening of Disney's FANTASIA LivePrincipal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony bring magic and animation to Jones Hall with Disney Fantasia-Film with Live Orchestra Jan. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Reineke will lead the orchestra on the iconic score of the animated film while selections from Disney Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are projected on a giant screen above the orchestra. The widely known animated film features classic orchestral pieces ranging from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Stravinsky's The Firebird to The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

"To hear an 80-plus piece orchestra provide this music live is like watching Fantasia but hearing it in the best surround sound you can ever imagine, so it's great fun for the whole family," said Reineke. "This is something that's so cross generational for people my age or different ages that remember the original movie."

Known for its crowning achievement in the history of animation, Fantasia is Disney's longest animated feature ever made which revolutionized the animation industry. Fantasia combines animation with a collection of great classical music that will send audiences on a fantastical journey filled with Disney magic. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © All Rights Reserved.

The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston's Theater District. For tickets and information, 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.

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.

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