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Texas Music Festival Orchestra Series

Bringing Classical music's rising stars to Houston for 30 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.

Festival Orchestra 1: 30th Anniversary Season Opener

Friday, June 7, 2019, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m. (June 7 performance is FREE. All ages concert)

Saturday, June 8, 2019, Moores School of Music, University of Houston (tickets required for the June 8 performance)
Moores Opera House policy prohibits children under the age of 6 at performances

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Pre-concert performance by members of Virtuosi of Houston

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

Program

  • Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, Part I
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
  • Intermission (approx. 15 minutes)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Program Notes

Festival Orchestra 2: Cinematic Splendor

Saturday, June 15, 2019, Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Moores Opera House policy prohibits children under the age of 6 at performances

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Pre-concert performance by members of Virtuosi of Houston

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

Program

  • J.S. Bach/arr. Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
  • Richard Strauss: Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 11
  • Richard Wagner/arr. Hutschenruyter: "Ride of the Walkyries" from Die Walkure
  • Intermission (approx. 15 minutes)
  • Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Richard Strauss: Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65

Program Notes

Festival Orchestra 3: Simply Fantastic!

Saturday, June 22, 2019, Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Moores Opera House policy prohibits children under the age of 6 at performances

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Pre-concert performance by members of Virtuosi of Houston

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

Program

  • David Heuser: A Screaming Comes Across the Sky
  • Cecil Forsyth: Concerto in G minor for Viola and Orchestra
                            I. Appassionato (Cadenza) - Moderato - Con moto, agitato
  • Intermission (approx. 15 minutes)
  • Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Program Notes

Festival Orchestra 4: Grand Finale

Saturday, June 29, 2019, Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Moores Opera House policy prohibits children under the age of 6 at performances

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Pre-concert performance by members of Virtuosi of Houston

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

Program (NO INTERMISSION FOR THIS PERFORMANCE)

  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor (Tragic)

Program Notes