ABOUT THIS CONCERT
These performances are part of a special two-week festival celebrating the outstanding tenure of Andrés Orozco-Estrada in his final year as Music Director. View the full festival schedule >
On this concert:
- Take in Saint-Saëns’s beloved musical menagerie, The Carnival of the Animals, featuring Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser and the illustrious Emanuel Ax.
- Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio steps out for Scott McAllister’s electrifying, hard-rock-inspired Black Dog, and the boogie-woogie rhythms of Artie Shaw’s Clarinet Concerto.
- Principal Trumpet Mark Hughes shines in Jolivet’s brilliant and virtuosic Concertino for Trumpet.
- Be there for the exciting world premiere of Kyle Rivera’s Bridgetower Variations, inspired by music of virtuoso violinist and composer George Bridgetower.
- The concert includes Dvořák’s exuberant Carnival Overture.
Student Tickets: This concert is eligible for students to attend at a discounted rate. Visit our Student Tickets page for more information.
How to View the Concert Livestream Video
On the day before the concert, ticketholders will receive an email with a link to the video. We recommend you access the link at least 10 minutes before the concert begins. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam or junk folder.
Symphony Blog: Scott Holshouser & Brinton Averil Smith on The Carnival of the Animals
Houston Chronicle: Houston Symphony says goodbye to Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with Andrés Fest
SELECT CONCERT DATE:
BRIDGETOWER/K. RIVERA Bridgetower Variations (Houston Symphony commission, world premiere)
SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals
DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
JOLIVET Concertino for Trumpet
J.-B. ARBAN/M. NAKARIAKOV Variations on “The Carnival of Venice”
S. MCALLISTER Black Dog
SHAW Clarinet Concerto