Seth MacFarlane Featured in One-Night Houston Symphony Concert, 9/4
Screenwriter, director, actor and singer Seth MacFarlane will bring his incredible vocal talents to Jones Hall at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, lending his baritone voice to hidden gems of the 40's and 50's swing era in a one-night-only Houston Symphony concert.
Although best known for creating the wildly successful animated TV series Family Guy, MacFarlane is also a successful recording artist and credits Frank Sinatra as his biggest musical influence. His third album, No One Ever Tells You, debuted at number one on the iTunes jazz charts last October.
The multifaceted star is no stranger to an orchestral stage. He has traveled the world to perform with renowned orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics and at the BBC Proms. While in Houston, he will perform a nostalgic program of American popular songs and classics from the Great American Songbook, backed by the full orchestra.
Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor John McNeely will lead the multitalented singer and the musicians of the Houston Symphony in this program of 20th century classics. A longtime friend of the star, McNeely has produced and arranged all three of MacFarlane's albums, including his 2011 debut album which garnered him a Grammy nomination.
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.
Sunday, September 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
John McNeely, conductor
Seth MacFarlane, vocalist
Tickets from $29
About Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane is a creator, writer, director and singer of some of today's most popular content, garnering two Emmy awards, four Grammy award nominations and an Academy award nomination for his work in television, music and motion pictures.
In addition to this debut with the Houston Symphony, he has traveled the world to sing with other renowned orchestras, such as The BBC Proms, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, lending his baritone voice to the hidden gems of the '40s and '50s swing era.
Seth has released two successful albums, and his third, No One Ever Tells You, debuted at number one on the iTunes jazz charts this past October. He also created the hugely successful television shows Family Guy and American Dad, executive produced the Emmy-winning Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey and Starz' original show, Blunt Talk. His directorial debut, Ted, is the highest grossing original R-rated comedy, and he has since gone on to write, direct and produce A Million Ways to Die in the West and Ted 2.
Next up for Seth is Illumination Entertainment's animated musical family comedy, Sing, in which MacFarlane voices Mike, a small mouse with a big Sinatra-esque voice and an arrogant attitude. The film hits theaters December 21.