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Texas Music Festival Orchestra Series

Bringing Classical music's rising stars to Houston for 25 years.

Renowned conductors lead the Orchestra Fellows in exciting performances of the cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire. Please note that programs and artists are subject to change.

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Celebratory Opening

Saturday, June 6, 2015, Moores School of Music, University of Houston

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Pre-concert entertainment

6:40 - 7:10 p.m., MSM Room 108
Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra Concert

GUEST ARTISTS

Featured Works

  • John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
  • Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Festival Orchestra 2

Saturday, June 13, 2015, Moores School of Music, University of Houston

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Pre-concert entertainment

6:40 - 7:10 p.m., MSM Room 108
Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra Concert

GUEST ARTISTS

Featured Works

  • Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
  • Anthony DiLorenzo: Phoenix for Horn and Orchestra
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (selections from the ballet)

Festival Orchestra 3

Friday, June 19, 2015, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m. (June 19 performance is FREE)

Saturday, June 20, 2015, Moores School of Music, University of Houston (tickets required for the June 20 performance)

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Pre-concert entertainment

6:40 - 7:10 p.m., MSM Room 108
Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra Concert

GUEST ARTISTS

TBD, Winner of 2015 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition

Featured Works

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
  • Concerto TBD
  • Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919)

Grand Finale

Saturday, June 27, 2015, Moores School of Music, University of Houston

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Pre-concert entertainment

6:40 - 7:10 p.m., MSM Room 108
Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra Concert

GUEST ARTISTS

Featured Works

  • Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 (In London Town)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Pelléas and Mélisande