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September 27, 2017

HOUSTON SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES FURTHER PERFORMANCE CHANGES DUE TO REPAIRS TO JONES HALL


HOUSTON (Sept. 27, 2017) – The Houston Symphony announced today the cancelation of the second program in the 2017-18 BBVA Compass POPS Series and a date change for the first concert of the 2017-18 Family Series due to ongoing repairs necessary to reopen the hall in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Superhero Soundtrack was originally scheduled to take place October 6, 7 and 8 at Jones Hall with guest conductor Stuart Chafetz. Due to the impact of the storm on the Houston Symphony’s performance venue, the 2017-18 BBVA Compass POPS Series will now kick off on November 10-12 with Broadway Today. In addition to featuring Betsy Wolf, current star of the hit Broadway show Waitress, the concerts also feature Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, best known for the roles of Jack Kelly in the musical Newsies andToyman on the DC Comics-based superhero drama series Supergirl.

Hook’d: Pirates in Concert!, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at Jones Hall, will now take place, Saturday, November 11, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at Jones Hall. The concerts will be led by Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz. All programming details will remain the same.

The Theater District Parking Garage will be closed indefinitely due to ongoing repairs as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Patrons will be contacted prior to the performances with alternate parking options. Due to the flooding at Jones Hall, the Patron Services Center has been relocated to a temporary space, and in-person sales are not available at this time. For more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call (713) 224-7575

About the Houston Symphony
During the 2017-18 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fourth 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, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas, held its inaugural performance at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $33.9 million, the full-time ensemble of 88 professional musicians presents nearly 170 concerts annually, making it the largest performing arts organization in Houston. Additionally, musicians of the orchestra and the Symphony’s four Community-Embedded Musicians offer over 900 community-based performances each year, reaching thousands of people in Greater Houston. 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

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