2023 Festival Orchestra Series - University of Houston
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Renowned conductors lead the Festival Orchestra in exciting performances of the cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire. Please note that programs and artists are subject to change.
Tickets: $30 – general admission / $15 – student/senior/UH alumni/UH faculty

Festival Orchestra 1

Saturday, June 10, 2023, Moores Opera House, University of Houston

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 with Dr. Andrew Davis

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra
Franz Anton Krager, conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano soloist

ARTISTS

 

Debussy: Prélude à L'apres-midi d'un faune 
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Debussy: La mer
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso 

 

Festival Orchestra 2

Saturday, June 17, 2023, Moores Opera House, University of Houston  

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 with Dr. Andrew Davis 


7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House 
Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

ARTIST

Valerie Coleman: UMOJA
Webern/Schwarz: Adagio (Langsamersatz, 1905)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100

 

Festival Orchestra 3

Saturday, June 24, 2022, Moores Opera House, University of Houston 

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 with Dr. Andrew Davis

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Winner, 2023 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition

 ARTISTS

 
  • andrew1.jpg Andrew Grams, conductor
    • With a unique combination of intensity, enthusiasm and technical clarity, American conductor Andrew Grams has steadily built a reputation for his dynamic concerts, ability to connect with audiences, and long-term orchestrabuilding. He’s the winner of 2015 Conductor of the Year from the Illinois Council of Orchestras and has led orchestrasthroughout the United States including the Chicago Symphony, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. Andrew Grams became music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra after an international search in 2013 and recently concluded his tenure there after 8 seasons. His charismatic conducting and easy accessibility have made him a favorite of Elgin Symphony audiences. Learn more.

 

2023 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Winner, soloist

Berlioz: Overture to Le corsaire

Copland: Symphony No. 3