Indigo Girls, Music Of Led Zeppelin & More Join Houston Symphony's Specials Series
The Houston Symphony has announced the addition of Indigo Girls on Apr. 10 and the Music of Led Zeppelin on Apr. 19 to its Special Series lineup. Tickets for Indigo Girls and the Music of Led Zeppelin are now available at www.houstonsymphony.org.
The Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls join the Houston Symphony performing their folk-rock hits like Galileo, Kid Fears, Closer to Fine plus more during the one-night-only concert at Jones Hall. On Apr. 19, the Houston Symphony celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary band Led Zeppelin as the orchestra covers the heavy metal hits in the one-night-only performance.
In addition, due to popular demand the Houston Symphony announced the addition of an extra matinee performance on Mar. 30 at 2:30 p.m. of Carmina Burana, one of the most instantly-recognizable pieces of music. The performance features only Carmina Burana on the program with no intermission. Tickets for the extra Saturday matinee performance are now on sale.
The concerts 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 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.
About the Houston Symphony
During the 2018-19 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fifth 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.
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