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Houston Summer Concerts - 2017 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.

"Celebratory Opening"

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 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

  • Percy Grainger/arr. Merlin Patterson: Lincolnshire Posy
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
  • Remainder of program TBD

"Orchestral Colors"

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 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

  • György Ligeti: Concert Românesc
  • Ernest Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
  • Maurice Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra
  • Modest Mussorgsky/arr. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

"Orchestral Variations"

Friday, June 23, 2017, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m. (June 23 performance is FREE. All ages performance.)

Saturday, June 24, 2017, Moores School of Music, University of Houston (tickets required for the June 24 performance.)
Moores Opera House policy prohibits children 5 years of age and younger at performance

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

  • Esa-Pekka Salonen: LA Variations
  • Concerto to be performed by 2017 CWMYA Winner
  • Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36 (Variations on an Original Theme)

"Orchestral Dances"

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 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

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
  • Maurice Ravel: La valse
  • Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier