March 25, 2016
Senior Director, Communications
COLORFUL MASTERPIECES FEATURED IN HOUSTON SYMPHONY'S "RAVEL'S BOLERO" CONCERT
April 8-10, 2016
HOUSTON (March 25, 2016) – The Houston Symphony will spotlight accessible classical works, including Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Poulenc’s Suite from The Model Animals, and Ravel’s Boléro at 8 p.m. April 8-9 and 2:30 p.m. April 10 at Jones Hall, led by guest conductor Fabien Gabel.
Made famous by Disney’s original film “Fantasia,” the magic and mischief of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will commence the program. Then, guest violinist Caroline Goulding joins the orchestra for an exquisite interpretation of one of the most significant pieces in the violin repertoire, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Declared “precociously gifted” by Gramophone magazine, Goulding has performed with orchestras worldwide and received a Grammy nomination for her 2009 debut album.
The second half of the concert will delight audiences with the orchestral colors of Poulenc’s Model Animals Suite, taken from his ballet based on the tales of La Fontaine, and Ravel’s Boléro, one of the composer’s most famous works. Boléro is recognized by many as being a featured theme in several television shows, films and video games.
Unless otherwise noted, the concerts 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.
Vanessa Astros: (713) 337-8560,
Lorena Cozzari: (713) 337-8548,
Kristen Bennett: (713) 337-8557,