Summer Series at Jones Hall to Feature Music of George Michael & World Premiere Performance of Apollo 13

Summer Series at Jones Hall to Feature Music of George Michael & World Premiere Performance of Apollo 13The Houston Symphony announced today that concert tickets for the remaining 2018-19 Summer Series at Jones Hall is now on sale to the general public.

The Summer Series at Jones Hall includes a tribute program to pop superstar George Michael, whose popular music dominated the music charts in the '80s and '90s. The Music of George Michael will take place July 14, 2018, and will pay homage to the artist's most iconic tunes including hits like "Faith" and "Careless Whisper" to "One More Try" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." Guest conductor Brent Havens returns to Jones Hall to lead the orchestra in an evening of electrifying music featuring the Houston Symphony.

Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke closes out the Summer Series at Jones Hall in the first-ever performance of Apollo 13 - Film with Live Orchestra on July 21, 2018. The Houston Symphony performs James Horner's Oscar-nominated score live as the film featuring Hollywood actors Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton is projected on the big screen.

All concerts 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.

THE MUSIC OF George Michael

July 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Brent Havens, conductor

APOLLO 13-FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA

July 21, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Steven Reineke, conductor

About the Houston Symphony

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.

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.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.




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