December 20, 2016
CIRQUE ACROBATS SOAR ABOVE ORCHESTRA IN EXCITING DISPLAY OF ATLETICISM AND MUSICIANSHIP
Jan. 6-8, 2017
HOUSTON (Dec. 20, 2016) – The Houston Symphony will kick off the new year with a gravity-defying, stunningly visual and musical spectacle that will bring that magic of cirque to Jones Hall at 8 p.m. Jan. 6-7 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8.
Cirque Goes to the Movies features the orchestra alongside Cirque de la Symphonie’s world-class aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen, who will perform choreographed routines to epic movie score themes, including selections from Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Titanic and Back to the Future.
Originally conceived in 2006 by Principal POPS Conductor Mike Krajewski, Cirque de la Symphonie is an elegant and exciting adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque acts widely seen in theaters around the world, all of which are perfectly choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music. Cirque Goes to the Movies, which was premiered in May 2016 in Philadelphia, is the fourth Cirque de la Symphonie program that Krajewski has brought to the Houston Symphony.
Cirque de la Symphonie artists have performed with more than 100 orchestras worldwide. The accomplished veteran performers include world record holders, Olympians and gold-medal winners of international competitions. The organization is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras.
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
CIRQUE GOES TO THE MOVIES
Friday, Jan. 6, 2016, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Aloysia Gavre, aerialist
Sagiv Ben Binyamin, acrobat
Jarek and Darek, strongmen
Oleksiy Snarskyy, acrobat & wheel performer
Marcello Antonio Balestracci, acro-gymnast
Autumn Crockett, acrobat
Armando Munoz, aerialist
Sarah Sporich, contortionist
Tickets from $25
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 $33.9 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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