November 23, 2015
Senior Director, Communications
THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF HOLIDAY FAVORITE "HOME ALONE" WITH SCREENING AND LIVE SCORE PERFORMANCE
December 4, 2015, at Jones Hall
HOUSTON (November 23, 2015) —The Houston Symphony will bring in the month of December with holiday laughter as audiences watch the screening of Home Alone with live soundtrack performed by the orchestra, which features music by legendary composer John Williams.
The family-friendly movie, which premiered 25 years ago on November 16, 1990, is one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time and remains a holiday favorite for millions. Starring Macaulay Culkin, the film tells the story of 8-year-old Kevin McAllister, who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for a Christmas vacation to Paris. When Kevin discovers two con men plan to rob the McAllister residence while he is home alone, he outsmarts their efforts with hilarious traps and pranks.
Joining the orchestra in the screening of the Christmas favorite with live soundtrack are members of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Chorale, who will sing “Somewhere in My Memory,” “O Holy Night” and more. Home Alone—Film with Live Orchestra will be led by Principal POPS Conductor Designate Steven Reineke at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4.
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.
HOME ALONE - FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
Friday, December 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Chorale
Shannon Carter and Julia Hall, directors
Pat Bonner, vocal music chair, conductor
Tickets from $35
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.