Often called The Great American Symphony, Copland’s joyous Third Symphony was composed to celebrate the end of World War II. It concludes with one of classical music’s most well known and iconic works—the stirring and triumphant Fanfare for the Common Man. Plus, experience an exciting world premiere and a breathtaking display of percussion artistry when the Symphony’s Matthew Strauss and Svet Stoyanov perform Jennifer Higdon’s electrifying Duo Duel for Two Percussionists and Orchestra.

Late Seating

We’re excited to share that Jennifer Higdon’s Duo Duel will be recorded live for future commercial release. To ensure the best-quality recording, there will be no late seating or re-entry at these performances. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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J. HIGDON Duo Duel for Two Percussionists and Orchestra (World Premiere, Houston Symphony Commission)
COPLAND Symphony No. 3

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