ABOUT THIS CONCERT

World-renowned conductor-composer and current San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen makes his Houston conducting debut with a program of treasured classics with a contemporary twist. To begin, enjoy beautiful and inspiring music of J.S. Bach, arranged for small orchestra by some of the 20th century’s most groundbreaking composers. Bach’s famous Prelude from Violin Partita No. 3 is performed on its own by concertmaster Yoonshin Song, then transformed into an ethereal soundscape in Salonen’s 2019 composition, Fog. The concerts close with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, music rooted in the traditions of Haydn and Mozart while heralding the singular genius to come.

Due to social distancing requirements, if you are purchasing a single (1) in-hall ticket or for a group of 3+, please call the Patron Services Center at 713.224.7575 or email patronservices@houstonsymphony.org to purchase your ticket(s).

Single tickets $20, or save 25% with a livestream package – view details here

How to View the Concert Livestream Video
On the day before the concert, you will receive a new email with a link to the video. If you purchase a ticket after Friday evening, the link will be in your confirmation email. We recommend you access the link at least 10 minutes before the concert begins. If you do not receive the email with the link by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert, please contact our Patron Services Center at patronservices@houstonsymphony.org or 713.224.7575. Livestream FAQs

Estimated running time: 1 hour


SELECT CONCERT DATE:

Mar 26
2021
Friday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall
Mar 27
2021
Saturday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall
Mar 28
2021
Sunday, 2:30 PM
at Jones Hall

PROGRAM

BACH-KLEMPERER “Bist du bei mir”
BACH-WEBERN Ricercata a 6 voci
BACH-BERIO Contrapunctus XIX
BACH Prelude from Violin Partita No. 3 in E major
SALONEN Fog
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1

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