Registration for the 2022-2023 Middle School Student Concerts Series is open for WAIT LIST ONLY.

The Houston Symphony’s Middle School Concerts, presented by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, are 55-minute, full orchestra concerts, presented in Jones Hall for grades 6–8 band and orchestra students. These concerts are designed to inspire students to further their involvement in music. Pre-concert resources are provided to connect the concert repertoire with concepts students are learning in their band or orchestra classrooms.

2022–23 CONCERT DATES/TIMES

November 30, 2022 at 9:40 a.m. at Jones Hall -WAIT LIST ONLY
November 30, 2022 at 11:15 a.m. at Jones Hall -WAIT LIST ONLY
December 1, 2022 at 9:40 a.m. at Jones Hall -WAIT LIST ONLY
December 1, 2022 at 11:15 a.m. at Jones Hall -WAIT LIST ONLY
January 26, 2023 at 9:40 a.m. at HCU’s Dunham Theater -WAIT LIST ONLY
January 26, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. at HCU’s Dunham Theater -WAIT LIST ONLY
January 27, 2023 at 9:40 a.m. at HCU’s Dunham Theater -WAIT LIST ONLY
January 27, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. at HCU’s Dunham Theater -WAIT LIST ONLY

Registration for seats will be available as first-come first-served beginning Wed., Aug 24, 2022 at 10am.

 

TICKETS

Tickets will be available as first-come first-served. Ticket fees are as follows:

  • $10.00 per seat
  • $5.00 per seat – discounted rate for schools with 75%+ economically disadvantaged populations
  • 1 free adult per every 10 students

* Payment is not required upon registration. A down-payment of 50% will be required by October 1, 2022 to secure seats, along with the final payment two weeks in advance of the concert date.

Registration for the 2022–23 Middle School Concerts will be available on August 24, 2022 at 10am.

 

PROGRAM

Join us as we explore various ways composers can use the orchestra to show the beat and use melodies – from solos to musical conversations, to imitation, and the fugue.

Yue Bao, conductor
Bradley Machalakis, host (Nov/Dec 2022)
Juan Sebastián Cruz, host (Jan 2023)

MICHAEL GANDOLFI The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Part 1: The Willowtwist

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8
II. Allegretto scherzando

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst for orchestra
Arr. Jannina Norpoth

MORTON GOULD American Symphonette No. 2
I. Moderately fast, with vigor & bounce

MODEST MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
Old Castle

WILLIAM GRANT STILL Country Dance from Miss Sally’s Party

ANTONÍN DVORÁK Slavonic Dance, Opus 46, No. 7

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Tangazo (excerpt)

BENJAMIN BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Fugue

TEACHER RESOURCES

Our goal during the Middle School Concerts is to bring to light elements that the students are learning in their band and orchestra classes and inspire students to continue playing their instruments. Video and music resources are developed by Symphony musicians to help students relate elements they will hear at the concert to music that are learning in their classrooms.
 

Creating Melodies Like Composers

The Art of Accents

Spotify playlist of the music on this concert

 

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