Newsroom

April 6, 2016



MEDIA CONTACTS:

Vanessa Astros
Senior Director, Communications

(713) 337-8560
vanessa.astros@houstonsymphony.org

Kristen Bennett
PR Coordinator
(713) 337-8557
kristen.bennett@houstonsymphony.org

HOUSTON SYMPHONY CELEBRATES ICONIC DISNEY CLASSICS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

April 15 2016

HOUSTON (April 6, 2016) – In his Houston Symphony debut,guest conductor Lucas Waldin will lead the orchestra in Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time, an evening of magical storytelling of timeless classics at 7:30 p.m. April 15.

Brought to life by the talents of Broadway-caliber singers, high-resolution clips from Disney animated feature films and orchestra musicians, A Tale as Old as Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and acts of heroism from “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” and countless other beloved Disney movies.

Artist-in-residence and community ambassador for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Waldin is known as a versatile and cosmopolitan conductor. With great command of the classical repertoire and a knack for pops, he is a rising star worldwide.

Vocalists Deirdre Donovan, Stephanie Gerson, John DeLisa and Andrew Johnson will breathe life into the valiant voices of Disney heroes and villains during the two-hour concert that is sure to please the young and the young-at-heart. These four singers have performed on renowned stages in the United States and abroad, as well as during live broadcast events.

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.

The Houston Symphony would like to thank BBVA Compass for their sponsorship.

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.

MEDIA CONTACTS:           

Vanessa Astros: (713) 337-8560,
vanessa.astros@houstonsymphony.org

Lorena Cozzari: (713) 337-8548,
lorena.cozzari@houstonsymphony.org          

Kristen Bennett: (713) 337-8557,
kristen.bennett@houstonsymphony.org

 

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