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Houston Symphony Takes Movie Fans Down Memory Lane with Screening of Jurassic Park

HOUSTON (May 15, 2017) – The Houston Symphony will screen Jurassic Park, one of the biggest summer blockbusters of all time, as the Houston Symphony performs John Williams’ epic score live at 7:30 p.m. June 15 and 16.

From Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, Jurassic Park follows a group of two paleontologists and a mathematician as they tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. Although the park’s billionaire mastermind assures them the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when the ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. The film was first in the franchise that has since released The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001), Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic World II, set to be released in July 2018.

The film’s score will be perfectly synced to the movie with the help of guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos, artistic director of the OK Mozart Festival, Oklahoma’s premier music festival, from 2013-15 and who recently completed an eight-year tenure as music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the music director of the Festival of the Arts BOCA, an extraordinary multi-day cultural arts event for South Florida.

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 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.