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Houston Symphony Announces Changes to Several Upcoming September Performances

HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2017) – The Houston Symphony announced today important changes regarding several upcoming performances due to repairs to Jones Hall: Andrés Conducts Schumann, Russian Masters and Houston Symphony Presents Garrison Keillor.

Due to scheduling and rehearsal conflicts, the originally scheduled program of Andrés Conducts Schumann has been replaced with a new Houston Symphony concert, Beethoven and Piazzola, to take place Friday, September 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 23 (8 p.m.) at Rice University’s Stude Hall. Led by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the concerts will feature two beloved works: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, alongside Piazolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with guest violinist Leticia Moreno.

The Garrison Keillor presentation will now take place at Cullen Performance Hall at the University of Houston. The date and time of the performances remain the same (Monday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m.).

The Russian Masters performances will now take place at Rice University’s Stude Hall. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Sunday, October 1 performance, originally scheduled for 2:30 p.m., will now take place at 7:30 p.m. on the same day. All other concert details remain the same.

Due to the flooding at Jones Hall, the Patron Services Center has been relocated to a temporary space. For more information, visit or call (713) 224-7575.

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 8 p.m.
Stude Hall at Rice University
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Leticia Moreno, violin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Piazzola: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Cullen Performance Hall at the University of Houston
Garrison Keillor, storyteller
Rich Dworsky, piano

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Stude Hall at Rice University
Vassily Sinaisky, conductor
Borodin: Overture to Prince Igor
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1

About the Houston Symphony
During the 2017-18 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fourth 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, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas, held its inaugural performance at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $33.9 million, the full-time ensemble of 88 professional musicians presents nearly 170 concerts annually, making it the largest performing arts organization in Houston. Additionally, musicians of the orchestra and the Symphony’s four Community-Embedded Musicians offer over 900 community-based performances each year, reaching thousands of people in Greater Houston. For tickets and more information, please visit or call 713-224-7575.

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