Music of the remarkable Boulanger sisters anchors this program of shimmering French masterworks, led by renowned French conductor Fabien Gabel. Nadia Boulanger goes down in history as the greatest composition teacher of all time, shaping the sound of everyone from Aaron Copland to Philip Glass to Quincy Jones, and the outstanding Alexandra Dariescu gives the U.S. premiere of Boulanger’s Fantaisie Variée for Piano and Orchestra. Then, star vocalists join the orchestra for Lili Boulanger’s Scenes from Faust et Hélène, the work with which she became the first woman to win the coveted Prix de Rome at just 19 years of age. Plus, Dariescu performs exquisite music of 19th century organ and piano virtuoso César Franck, and the orchestra gives the Houston premiere of a long-lost, newly rediscovered score by Stravinsky.

Valentine’s Date Night Special: Make this concert extra sweet with romantic Valentine’s chocolate! You’ll see an option to add chocolate to your order when buying tickets online; also available over the phone at 713.224.7575. Chocolates will be held at Will Call for pickup the night of your concert.

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Socially distanced mezzanine seats are available for Classical Series performances. Purchase online or call the Patron Services Center at 713.224.7575.

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
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STRAVINSKY Chant funébre (Funeral Song)
N. BOULANGER Fantaisie variée for Piano and Orchestra (U.S. Premiere)
FRANCK Variations symphoniques
L. BOULANGER Scenes from Faust et Hélène

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