November 13, 2015
Senior Director, Communications
BROADWAY STARS MAKE THEIR HOUSTON SYMPHONY DEBUTS IN WORLD PREMIERE TRIBUTE TO SINGER-SONGWRITER CAROLE KING
November 20-22, 2015, at Jones Hall
HOUSTON (November 13, 2015) —The Houston Symphony will be joined by guest vocalists Liz Callaway, Bryce Ryness and Allison Blackwell to pay tribute to Carole King’s life and career in a world premiere of Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook at 8 p.m. on November 20 and 21 and 7:30 p.m. on November 22. The Grammy Award-winning album Tapestry, which was released in 1971, has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and remains a gold standard in pop music.
Led by Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski, the orchestra will perform the music of the singer-songwriter whose life and career inspired the 2014 Broadway hit show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway will interpret some of King’s biggest hits, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “So Far Away” and “Natural Woman.” Callaway has performed in several Broadway shows, including Miss Saigon and Cats, and has also lent her vocal talents to the animated film screen, singing “Journey to the Past” in Anastasia and voicing Princess Jasmine in the Aladdin sequels.
Guest vocalist Bryce Ryness was most recently in Houston for the national tour of Matilda, where he played the role of Miss Trunchbull. An experienced actor and vocalist, he has sung backup for Josh Groban, Roger Daltrey, and Sarah Brightman, as well as appeared in television shows including “Law & Order: SVU,” “Peter Pan Live!” and the “Tonight Show.” Actor and vocalist Allison Blackwell recently performed the role of Fantine in Dallas Theatre Center’s production of Les Miserables. She has performed on Broadway in The Lion King and was a cast member on Live from Lincoln Center’s Emmy-winning production of Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson. All three guest vocalists will be making their Houston Symphony debut.
The concerts will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District, unless otherwise noted. 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.
TAPESTRY: THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK
Friday, November 20, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Liz Callaway, vocalist
Allison Blackwell, vocalist
Bryce Ryness, vocalist
Tickets from $25
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 330,000 people, including 97,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.