Violin Virtuoso Hilary Hahn Joins The Houston Symphony To Salute Bernstein's Legacy Before Embarking On European Tour

Violin Virtuoso Hilary Hahn Joins The Houston Symphony To Salute Bernstein's Legacy Before Embarking On European TourThe Houston Symphony and Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada welcome back three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn Feb. 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Jones Hall in Hilary Hahn Celebrates Bernstein. This is the orchestra's last subscription concert in Houston before embarking on an eight-city tour through Europe.

Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra in incredible masterworks that will be performed in the tour including Leonard Bernstein's lyrical Serenade for Violin featuring Hahn in celebration of the 100th birthday of this legendary conductor, composer and musical ambassador. Hahn will also join the orchestra's high-profile tour March 9-19 through Europe's most illustrious concert halls and festivals.

Also on the program is Dvo?ák's The Noon Witch, which tells the story of the Slavic mythological noon demon based on a poem by Karel Jaromír. A power-packed concert weekend ends with Shostakovich's monumental, thunderous Fifth Symphony.

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.

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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