April 1, 2016
Senior Director, Communications
REVERED VIOLINIST KAREN GOMYO JOINS HOUSTON SYMPHONY FOR PERFORMANCE OF MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO
April 14, 16-17, 2016
HOUSTON (April 1, 2016) – Celebrated violinist Karen Gomyo will join the Houston Symphony for a concert of Mozart and Bruckner at 8 p.m. April 14 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. April 17. Danish guest conductor Thomas Søndergård, who is principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, will lead the program.
Gomyo will display her technical and musical ability with a commanding performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 to begin the program. Since receiving a 2008 Avery Fisher Career Grant from Lincoln Center, she has become a highly in-demand soloist with orchestras worldwide and was described by the Chicago Tribune as a “first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity.”
Next on the program, Søndergård will conduct Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. Composed through an outpouring of the composer’s deep faith, the work is infused with a deep spirituality and is one of Bruckner’s best-known pieces of music.
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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