July 13, 2016
Senior Director, Communications
MOTOWN SOUND LIVES ON WITH THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY, VOCAL QUARTET SPECTRUM AND CONDUCTOR CHELSEA TIPTON II
HOUSTON (July 13, 2016) – In a one-night-only performance, the Houston Symphony will recreate the legendary sounds of the Motor City with The Men of Motown at 7:30 p.m. July 16 as part of the Bank of America Summer Series at Jones Hall.
Led by Chelsea Tipton II, the program will feature the orchestra and soulful vocal quartet Spectrum in a performance of timeless hits from the record label’s celebrated male acts like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, the O’Jays and The Four Tops.
Motown artists achieved significant crossover success with its distinct style of pop-influenced soul music known as “the Motown Sound” which, while difficult to replicate, became a mainstay in 1960s America as songs written and performed by Motown’s artists gained a widespread following, solidifying the label’s inimitable sound.
During Saturday’s concert, the talented and versatile members of Spectrum will entertain audiences with chart-topping songs like “Get Ready,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “The Rubberband Man” and “My Girl,” in addition to medleys celebrating The Four Seasons and The Righteous Brothers. For over 20 years, the four talented Spectrum vocalists have been recreating the sound and style of the Four Tops around the world. They have performed or recorded with Tony Bennett, The Temptations, Little Richard, The Platters and Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers, among others.
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 MEN OF MOTOWN
Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Chelsea Tipton II, conductor
E. C. Adams, Pierre Jovan, David Prescott, Cushney Roberts, vocalists
TC Campbell, keyboards and music director
Walter Jones, bass
James Davis, guitar
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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