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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

Featured Works

  • 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
  • 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

Featured Works

  • J.S. Bach/arr. Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
  • Richard Strauss: Concerto for Horn No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 11
  • Richard Wagner/arr. Hutschenruyter: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Richard Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten - Fantasie, 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

Featured Works

  • David Heuser: A Screaming Comes Across the Sky
  • Concerto TBA on June 9 (featuring 1st place winner of 2019 CWMYA Competition)
  • 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

Featured Works

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

Program Notes