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Houston Summer Concerts - 2016 Schedule

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Texas Music Festival Orchestra Series

Bringing Classical music's rising stars to Houston for over 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.

"Roman Holiday"

Saturday, June 11, 2016, Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Moores Opera House policy prohibits children 5 years of age and younger at performances

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

6:30 - 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

Program notes by Carl Cunningham

"Musical Firsts"

Saturday, June 18, 2016, Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Moores Opera House policy prohibits children 5 years of age and younger at performances

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

6:30 - 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

Program notes by Carl Cunningham

"The Audience's Guide to the Orchestra"

Friday, June 24, 2016, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m. (June 24 performance is FREE. All ages performance.)

Saturday, June 25, 2016, Moores School of Music, University of Houston (tickets required for the June 25 performance.)
Children ages 5+ are permitted at the June 25 performance.

Free parking for this concert will only be available in portions of Lot 16B due to scheduled parking lot repair work. Lot 16C will likely be inaccesible for this concert. Patrons will be allowed to park in any non-restricted space in Lot 16B, including the parking meter spaces. Handicap, reserved and fire-zone spaces will remain restricted parking spaces.  Please allow extra time to find parking.

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

6:30 - 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

Juan Esteban Martinez, clarinet (Winner of 2016 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition)

Featured Works

Program notes by Carl Cunningham

"Grand Finale"

Saturday, July 2, 2016, Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Moores Opera House policy prohibits children 5 years of age and younger at performances

Free parking for this concert will only be available in portions of Lot 16B due to scheduled parking lot repair work. Lot 16C will likely be inaccesible for this concert. Patrons will be allowed to park in any non-restricted space in Lot 16B, including the parking meter spaces. Handicap, reserved and fire-zone spaces will remain restricted parking spaces.  Please allow extra time to find parking.

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

6:30 - 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

Richard Beene

Richard Beene
bassoon

Richard Beene enjoys an active career as a teacher, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Learn more

Leone Buyse

Leone Buyse
flute

Leone Buyse is the Joseph and Ida Kirkland Mullen Professor of Flute at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. In 1993 she relinquished her position with the Boston Symphony Orchestra to pursue a more active teaching and solo career after 22 years as an orchestral musician. Learn more

Jonathan Fischer

Jonathan Fischer
oboe

Jonathan Fischer joined the Houston Symphony as Principal Oboe in September 2012, after serving as Associate Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony. Mr. Fischer also serves as Principal Oboe with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho and is an Affiliate Artist in Oboe at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Learn more

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
horn

Robert Johnson is the Associate Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony. Before joining the Houston Symphony in 2012, he was Assistant Principal/Utility Horn of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras. Mr. Johnson is also an Affiliate Artist in Horn at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Learn more

Featured Works

Program notes by Carl Cunningham