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May 31, 2017



HOUSTON SYMPHONY TAKES MOVIE FANS ON TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SCREENING OF JURASSIC PARK WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA

HOUSTON (May 15, 2017) – The Houston Symphony will screen Jurassic Park, one of the biggest summer blockbusters of all time, as the Houston Symphony performs John Williams’ epic score live at 7:30 p.m. June 15 and 16.

From Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, Jurassic Park follows a group of two paleontologists and a mathematician as they tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. Although the park’s billionaire mastermind assures them the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when the ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. The film was first in the franchise that has since released The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001), Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic World II, set to be released in July 2018.

The film’s score will be perfectly synced to the movie with the help of guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos, artistic director of the OK Mozart Festival, Oklahoma’s premier music festival, from 2013-15 and who recently completed an eight-year tenure as music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the music director of the Festival of the Arts BOCA, an extraordinary multi-day cultural arts event for South Florida.

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 2016-17 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its third 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 $33.9 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     

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

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