Percussion Rock Star Colin Currie Returns To Perform With The Houston Symphony
Fabien Gabel, music director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, returns to Houston to lead the Houston Symphony in Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé on Feb. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m. in Jones Hall.
Recognized internationally as one of the stars of the new generation, Fabien Gabel is a regular guest of the Houston Symphony and an audience favorite. Known for conducting music with French influences, Gabel leads the Symphony in a program of French and American classics, including the breathtaking musical sunrise from Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé and Bernstein's comic operetta Overture to Candide as the Symphony joins other orchestras around the world for Leonard Bernstein at 100, a worldwide celebration of the composer's 100th birthday. Also on the program is Habanera, a piece by French composer Louis Aubert.
The evening's featured soloist, Colin Currie, is hailed as "the world's finest and most daring percussionist" (Spectator). He performs regularly with the world's leading orchestras and conductors. Currie returns to Houston to perform Conjurer for Percussionist, Strings and Brass by leading American composer John Corigliano.
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.
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. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.