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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

Saturday, June 8, 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

  • 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

Festival Orchestra 2

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

  • Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Richard Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Richard Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten - Fantasie, Op. 65

Festival Orchestra 3

Friday, June 21, 2019, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m. (June 22 performance is FREE. All ages concert)

Saturday, June 22, 2019, Moores School of Music, University of Houston (tickets required for the June 23 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

  • David Heuser: A Screaming Comes Across the Sky
  • Concerto TBA (featuring 1st place winner of 2019 CWMYA Competition)
  • Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Festival Orchestra 4

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)