Newsroom

July 28, 2015



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 PERFORMS LIVE ORCHESTRAL ACCOMPANIMENT TO BACK TO THE FUTURE IN HONOR OF FILM’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY 

HOUSTON (July 28, 2015)—The Houston Symphony is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the worldwide cultural phenomenon Back to the Future at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, with a screening of the Academy Award-winning film accompanied by the Houston Symphony’s live performance of the incredible score.

Released on July 3, 1985, Back to the Future became the most successful film that year, leading to two sequels and stamping an enduring imprint on pop culture. The orchestra will perform the movie’s classic score in-sync with the film, led by conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos. Known for his versatility conducting opera, orchestras and musicals, Kitsopoulos has appeared with the New York Pops, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony, as well as conducted orchestras for the Tony-nominated Broadway musicals “A Catered Affair” and “Coram Boy.”

Composed by Alan Silvestri, the music from Back to the Future is as sweeping, entertaining and thrilling as the film itself. As an added bonus for the live audience, the concert will feature approximately 15 minutes of new music that has been added since the movie’s original release. Silvestri has worked in the film and television industry for decades and has scored over 80 major motion pictures, including Father of the Bride, Forrest Gump, Richie Rich, The Parent Trap, Cast Away, The Polar Express, The Avengers and many more.

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.

Back to the Future—Film With Live Orchestra
August 1, 2015
Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Tickets from $38

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During the 2014-15 season, the Houston Symphony enters its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. This season also marks the inaugural year for new Music Director Andrés Orozco- Estrada. 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 $29 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 286 performances for 300,000 people, including 82,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call (713) 224-7575.

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