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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.

"Cosmic Beginnings"

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 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 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

  • Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
  • Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

"Heroic Statements"

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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 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

  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)

"Dancing the Night Away"

Friday, June 22, 2018, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m. (June 22 performance is FREE. All ages concert with NO INTERMISSION)

Saturday, June 23, 2018, Moores School of Music, University of Houston (tickets required for the June 23 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 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 (Please note there is NO INTERMISSION for this performance)

GUEST ARTISTS

Featured Works

Please note there is NO INTERMISSION for this performance

  • Joaquín Turina: Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22
  • Concerto TBA
  • Leonard Berstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2

"Shostakovich: First and Last"

A program featuring the first and final orchestral works.

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 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 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

  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Scherzo No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1
                                       Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10
                                       Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145a