World-Premiere Of APOLLO 13 With Live Orchestra to Feature Lunar Pre-Concert Exhibit 

World-Premiere Of APOLLO 13 With Live Orchestra to Feature Lunar Pre-Concert Exhibit For one-night only, the Houston Symphony brings the world-premiere performance of the Academy Award-nominated film Apollo 13 with live soundtrack to Space City on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Bank of America Summer Series at Jones Hall.

By Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, the 1995 space docudrama film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton and tells the story of one of the most thrilling and suspenseful space missions in history. Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in the sync performance of James Horner's Oscar-nominated score live.

The Houston Symphony has partnered with NASA for a special pre-concert exhibit that includes a lunar surface mural, a lunar sample and subject matter experts who can discuss current exploration planning, which will run through intermission.

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 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 2018-19 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fifth 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 or call 713-224-7575.

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