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December 3, 2014



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Andrea Bocelli | Houston Symphony Chorus Director Betsy Cook Weber


ANDREA BOCELLI RETURNS TO HOUSTON TO PERFORM WITH THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY AND CHORUS AT TOYOTA CENTER

One-night only performance on December 10

The Houston Symphony Chorus, under new Chorus Director Betsy Cook Weber, will perform alongside the iconic tenor

HOUSTON (December 3, 2014) – On December 10, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Houston by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center.

The evening’s program will celebrate much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made world-famous over his incredible career. Bocelli is expected to perform famed love songs and hits like “Time to Say Goodbye” as well as new songs from his latest release Love in Portofino. Bocelli will be joined by the Houston Symphony and Chorus, soprano Maria Aleida, featured violinist Caroline Campbell, and Tony and Grammy Award winning vocalist Heather Headley.

Born with poor eyesight, Bocelli became blind at the age of twelve following a football accident. Since winning the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1994, Bocelli has recorded fourteen solo studio albums of both pop and classical music; two greatest hits albums; and ten complete operas, selling over 80 million copies worldwide.

In 2013, Bocelli earned his Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from The Conservatory of Music, Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy. Bocelli also released Love in Portofino in 2013, a CD/DVD compilation featuring his breathtaking performance in Portofino, Italy, in August 2012. Most recently Bocelli has been nominated for two 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards including Latin Pop Album of the Year and Latin Pop Album Artist of the Year (Solo).

For more information on ticket sales or how to become a subscriber, contact the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at 713-224-7575. Toyota Center Box Office can be reached Monday through Friday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM at 1-866-4HOUTIX (866-446-8849) or by visiting http://www.toyotacentertix.com/.

Andrea Bocelli at Toyota Center
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:30pm
Eugene Kohn, conductor
Heather Headley, guest artist
Maria Aleida, soprano
Tickets from $75

Toyota Center
1510 Polk Street
Houston, TX 77002

About Houston Symphony

During the 2014-15 season, the Houston Symphony enters its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. This season also marks the inaugural year for new Music Director Andrés Orozco- Estrada. 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 $29 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 286 performances for 300,000 people, including 82,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call (713) 224-7575.

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