Newsroom

April 13, 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'S "THE COSMOS" PREMIERE GETS ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE, WILL BE FOCUS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL  

May 26-29, 2016

HOUSTON (April 13, 2016) – Due to abundant interest and demand, the Houston Symphony will offer an additional performance of The Cosmos – An HD Odyssey at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26. The orchestra’s season finale, The Cosmos will take audiences out of this world with a film comprised of stunning images of far distant galaxies, nebulae and other astronomical wonders captured by cutting edge instruments, including the Hubble Space Telescope.

This final installment in the HD Odyssey film trilogy is produced by Duncan Copp and will be accompanied by the Houston Symphony’s live performance of Dvorák’s famous Symphony No. 9, From the New World.

Additionally, Houston Symphony media partner ABC 13 (KTRK) will produce a 30-minute special on The Cosmos that will air at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The broadcast will feature interviews with producer Duncan Copp, Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Executive Director and CEO Mark Hanson, Chief of Artistic Planning Aurelie Desmarais and Houston Symphony musicians about the premiere.

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.

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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