ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Just how great is the Houston Symphony? You’ll find out in this program of lush, full-orchestra showpieces from the greatest symphonic poet of all time. To start, hear two of the most soul-stirring works ever written in Strauss’ poignant musings on life, death and transcendence. Then sparks fly and spirits soar as we feel the racing pulse of history’s most legendary ladies’ man and encounter a loveable trickster who always gets the last laugh.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Pre-Concert Activities: Attend the Prelude pre-concert discussion, held 45 minutes prior to each Classical concert. Prelude is led by our Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero, and sometimes features guest artists or orchestra members.
These concerts are part of the Margaret Alkek Williams Sound + Vision Series, which is also supported by The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Endowed Fund for Creative Initiatives.
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STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
STRAUSS Four Last Songs
STRAUSS Don Juan
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks