September 2, 2106
LINDA EDER JOINS THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY TO PAY HOMAGE TO JUDY GARLAND
Sept. 9-11, 2016
HOUSTON (Sept. 2, 2016) – Recording and stage star Linda Eder will showcase her powerhouse voice during Linda Eder Sings Judy Garland with the Houston Symphony at 8 p.m. Sept. 9-10 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Inspired by Garland’s exemplary musical career, Eder will perform hits including “Me and My Shadow,” “Almost Like Being in Love” and “Over the Rainbow.”
Winner of the 1987 season of Star Search and a seasoned performer, Eder cites Garland – along with Barbra Streisand and Eileen Farrell – as one of her biggest childhood inspirations. She launched her recording career in 1991 and has since released more than 15 solo albums. Her first major acting role was as Lucy in the 1990 world premiere of Jekyll and Hyde at Houston’s Alley Theatre. During her Houston Symphony appearance she will also sing a selection of original songs, including “Vienna.”
Judy Garland was an American singer, actress and vaudevillian with a career spanning four decades. She signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios as a teenager and went on to star in film classics, including The Wizard of Oz (1939), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) and Easter Parade (1948). She was the first woman to win a Grammy for Album of the Year for her live recording of Judy at Carnegie Hall.
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 $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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