January 28, 2016
Senior Director, Communications
HOUSTON SYMPHONY PERFORMS BRAHMS & SCHUMANN WITH GUEST VIOLINIST PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA
January 28, 30-31, 2016
HOUSTON (January 25, 2016) – The Houston Symphony will perform works by Brahms & Schumann at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 30 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 31 at Jones Hall. Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra in the romantic-style pieces.
Guest violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja will join Andrés and the orchestra to perform Schumann’s three-movement Violin Concerto. The piece, composed in the last years of Schumann’s life, is one of his most renowned works. Kopatchinskaja is a versatile musician, performing both baroque and classical styles as easily as new commissions and modern masterworks.
Also on the program is Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal and Brahms’ cheerful Symphony No. 2. An additional performance of Schumann’s Violin Concerto with Kopatchinskaja will be given at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall as part of the “Musically Speaking with Andrés” series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28.
The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. 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.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY
During the 2015-16 season, the Houston Symphony will celebrate its second 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 $32.8 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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