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January 26, 2017

HOUSTON SYMPHONY RELIVES THE MAGIC OF E.T. WITH A SCREENING OF THE ICONIC FILM AND LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE OSCAR-WINNING SCORE 

 Feb. 9, 2017

HOUSTON (Jan. 26, 2017) – The Houston Symphony will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2017, with a screening of the iconic film complete with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by the orchestra.

The Houston Symphony, led by guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos, will perform the legendary score in sync with the 1982 blockbuster film, which will be projected on a giant screen above the orchestra. Williams’ recognizable score, which includes the string-dominated Flying theme, earned the film an Academy Award for Best Original Score, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media and BAFTA Award for Best Film Music – only the fourth film in history to achieve this feat.

Williams, the most-nominated living person in Academy Award history, has scored of many of Spielberg’s highest-grossing films such as Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and more. Flying remains one of the most identifiable themes in movie history.

The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. Individual concert tickets start at $35 and are now on sale. For tickets and information, please call (713) 224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL—FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
J. Williams: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Tickets from $35

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.

MEDIA CONTACTS:           

Vanessa Astros: (713) 337-8560,
vanessa.astros@houstonsymphony.org

Lorena Cozzari: (713) 337-8548,
lorena.cozzari@houstonsymphony.org          

Kristen Bennett: (713) 337-8557,
kristen.bennett@houstonsymphony.org

 

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