April 20, 2016
Senior Director, Communications
FAMED AMERICAN CONDUCTOR DAVID ZINMAN APPEARS WITH HOUSTON SYMPHONY TO LEAD FAURÉ REQUIEM
April 28, 30, May 1, 2016
HOUSTON (April 20, 2016) – Renowned maestro David Zinman will appear with the Houston Symphony and Chorus to conduct the Fauré Requiem at 8 p.m. April 28 and 30 and at 2:30 p.m. May 1. Zinman is the only American conductor to appear on this season’s classical series.
The program will begin with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, Italian, a work inspired by the culture and landscapes of Italy. During composition, Mendelssohn wrote to his sister that the work would be “the jolliest piece I have ever done, especially the last movement.”
After intermission, the Houston Symphony Chorus will make its last appearance of the season with a performance of the best-known Fauré work, Requiem. The piece brings solace and hope to listeners, with themes of eternal rest and consolation. Baritone Stephen Powell and soprano Kiera Duffy, who will be making her Houston Symphony debut, will join the orchestra for the piece’s two solo roles. Both Powell and Duffy maintain busy traveling schedules, frequently performing with the nation’s leading operas and orchestras.
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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