February 2, 2016
Senior Director, Communications
HOUSTON SYMPHONY RESTORES THE BIG SCREEN FOR "SINGIN' IN THE RAIN" WITH LIVE ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIMENT
February 5-7, 2016
HOUSTON (February 2, 2016) – The Houston Symphony will continue its trend of screening and performing live soundtrack for iconic films with Singin’ in the Rain—Film with Live Orchestraat 8 p.m. on February 5 and 6 and 2:30 p.m. on February 7.
Audiences can relive the blockbuster motion picture on the big screen as the orchestra, led by Principal POPS Conductor Designate Steven Reineke, performs the classic score made popular by Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.
Singin’ in the Rain is a humorous depiction of Hollywood in the late 20s as three of its biggest movie stars make the transition from silent films to talking films, or “talkies.” The film has been voted No. 1 “Greatest Movie Musical” by the American Film Institute and is an American classic. Its quintessential songs, “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “Good Morning” and the memorable title song, have endured for decades and remain favorites for musical-lovers worldwide.
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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