Houston Symphony Continues Free Summer Performances At Miller Outdoor Theatre

May 26, 2009

The Houston Symphony continues its tradition of more than 65 years of presenting free concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. This year, KPRC Local 2 joins the Houston Symphony to present the KPRC Local 2 Summer Symphony Nights. The series includes four classical concerts featuring world-class artists as well as the legendary Fourth of July extravaganza – Star-Spangled Salute.

 

All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free to the public, and no tickets are required. For more information on obtaining free tickets for reserved covered seating, visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com.

 

 

Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5
Thursday, June 18, 8:30 pm
Gregory Vajda, conductor
Tai Murray, violin
Kodály: Dances of Marosszék
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

 

Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony
Saturday, June 20, 8:30 pm
Josep Caballé-Domenech, conductor
Brinton Averil Smith, cello
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
Korngold: Cello Concerto
Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Adagio on Hebrew Melodies for Cello and Orchestra
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

 

Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto
Friday, June 26, 8:30 pm
Robert Franz, conductor
Roberto Plano, piano
Liadov: Baba-Yaga
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Haydn: Symphony No. 22, The Philosopher
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

 

Schumann’s Spring Symphony
Saturday, June 27,  8:30 pm
Brett Mitchell, conductor
2nd place winner of the 2009 Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition
Barber: Medea’s Dance of Vengeance
Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Spring

Star-Spangled Salute
Saturday, July 4,  8:30 pm
Michael Krajewski, conductor
The Cactus Cuties, guest vocalists

 

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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