Friday, May 20, 2016
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano
Gabriela Lena Frank: Escaramuza
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Houston favorite Gabriela Montero returns to perform Grieg’s virtuosic Piano Concerto. From its unforgettable opening chords to its heart-on-sleeve finale, warm melodies with a Nordic color abound in this perennially popular work. Andrés returns to Symphonie fantastique, Berlioz’ fever dream of unrequited love, glittering ballrooms and opium-induced hallucinations of guillotines and graveyards. Ever since his Houston Symphony debut with this piece, our musicians and audiences alike have fallen in love with the unique sound and masterful interpretations of Andrés Orozco-Estrada.