ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Health & Safety Update: To continue to follow social distancing expectations surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston Symphony has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our 2019–20 season, as well as Jones Hall performances scheduled for June. This is an extension of the previously announced cancelation of performances and programs through May 10. Learn more
Come together in Jones Hall for a concert that celebrates the courage, resilience, and enduring strength of the human spirit, as communicated through the immortal music of Ludwig van Beethoven. World-renowned soprano Ana María Martínez and actor Damon Gupton join the Symphony for Beethoven’s dramatic and heroic Egmont, music based on a play by Goethe. Featuring pianist Alexandra Dariescu and a stellar cast of vocalists, shades of “Ode to Joy” echo throughout Beethoven’s resounding Choral Fantasy, which inspires and uplifts with its timeless message of unity, peace and hope.
This concert is 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.
Margaret Alkek Williams