Matthew Morrison to Headline Houston Symphony's CENTENNIAL BALL, May 17

Today, the Houston Symphony announced that TV and Broadway celebrity Matthew Morrison will star in the organization's Centennial Ball scheduled for May 17, 2014. Morrison is well-known for his portrayal of a high school teacher on Fox's Glee and is an acclaimed Broadway performer and recording artist. Morrison will be featured in a special performance with the Houston Symphony under the baton of conductor Steven Reineke.

The Ball, typically an early spring fundraiser, was moved to May to be the Symphony's grand finale fundraising event of its Centennial Season. For the first time ever, the glamorous white-tie soiree will be held at the Houston Symphony's home, Jones Hall, with an unprecedented stage extension completely transforming the space to allow for a concert, seated dinner and dancing inside the hall.

"Speaking on behalf of the members of the Mach Family who are chairing the Centennial Ball and includes my husband, Harry, along with our son, Steve, and our daughter-in-law, Joella, I could not be more excited about having Golden Globe, Tony and Emmy Award nominated performer, Matthew Morrison, as our headline guest artist," said Cora Sue Mach. "He will join conductor, Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony Musicians for a performance that will appeal to all generations. Most people know Matthew through his role on the hit TV show, Glee, but Houstonians will long remember him for his performance at this 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' event for our great City."

The Houston Symphony Centennial Ball is set for Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Cora Sue and Harry Mach & Joella and Steve Mach, Centennial Ball Chairmen. Tables for ten to the Centennial Ball start at $25,000 seating is limited. For further information contact Alexandra Yates, Director, Special Events at (713) 337-8536 or e-mail

About the Houston Symphony: During the 2013-14 Season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its 100th year as one of America's leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. The Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $30.4 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 280 concerts for 280,000 people, including 84,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, visit or call 713-224-7575.

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