January 24, 2017
HOUSTON SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF ONSTAGE SEATING FOR SOLD-OUT YO-YO MA PERFORMANCE
Feb. 4, 2017
HOUSTON (Jan. 24, 2017) – The Houston Symphony announced today the addition of onstage seating for the sold-out, one-night-only concert featuring superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Led by Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the program includes Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, a masterpiece written during the time the composer spent in America, and Gershwin’s jazz-influenced An American in Paris.
Yo-Yo Ma is known worldwide as a soloist and chamber music aficionado, as well as a dedicated philanthropist. He devotes much of his time to Silkroad, a nonprofit organization that seeks to create meaningful change in arts, education and business, which he founded in 1998. He has recorded more than 100 albums and remains one of the best-selling recording artists of the classical genre.
A limited number of tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be purchased by phone. Onstage tickets also include complimentary VIP valet parking. For more information about onstage seating or to purchase tickets, please call the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center at 713 224-7575 from (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). There will be no intermission during this performance.
Please note that traffic will be slow in the area due to Super Bowl-related events. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early, leaving extra time for navigating and parking downtown. For more information, visit www.housuperbowl.com/transportation. The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. All programs and artists are subject to change.
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Dvorák: Cello Concerto
ABOUT THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY
During the 2016-17 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its third season with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, and continues its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. The Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $33.9 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians and 4 community-embedded musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 300 performances for 400,000 people, including 97,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.
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