February 9, 2016
Senior Director, Communications
ARGENTINE CELLO MARVEL SOL GABETTA MAKES HOUSTON SYMPHONY DEBUT WITH TWO CELLO CONCERTOS
February 12-14, 2016
HOUSTON (February 9, 2016) – Sol Gabetta, one of the world’s most renowned cellists, will join the Houston Symphony for Haydn & Sibelius at 8 p.m. on February 12 and 13 and 2:30 p.m. February 14. She will perform as soloist on two cello concertos with the orchestra under the direction of guest conductor John Storgårds.
Argentine-born Gabetta has been winning musical awards and competitions since age 10 and came to international acclaim in 2004 after winning the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award, which provides talented young soloists with opportunities to perform, enabling them to begin major international careers. She now maintains an extensive performance schedule, traveling the globe and performing in the world’s most famous venues. Gabetta often performs with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who appeared with the Houston Symphony in late January.
Conductor John Storgårds is the Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor for both the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada. He has appeared with numerous ensembles both as a solo violinist and conductor all over the world and has recorded several award-winning albums. In addition to the cello concertos, Storgårds will also conduct the orchestra in Sibelius’ The Bard and Symphony No. 1.
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.
HAYDN & SIBELIUS
February 12, 2016 at 8 p.m.
February 13, 2016 at p.m.
February, 14, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
John Storgårds, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: The Bard
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1
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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