ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Fiesta Sinfónica, a Houston Symphony tradition, celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with a free concert that highlights Latin American music and classic favorites. Conductor Rafael Enrique Irizarry leads the orchestra through a colorful, multicultural program while giving a special nod to his native Puerto Rican roots with an orchestral arrangement of the well-known Puerto Rican bolero En Mi Viejo San Juan by Noel Estrada—often considered an unofficial national anthem for Puerto Rico. Plus, Jack Delano’s Sinfonietta para Cuerdas—based on Puerto Rican rhythms—and selections from Bernstein’s masterpiece multicultural musical, West Side Story. The program also features works like the “Final Dance” from Falla’s Suite No. 2 from El Sombrero de tres picos, selections from Bizet’s Suites No. 1 and 2 from Carmen, Moncayo’s Huapango, and the finale of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, Opus 34.
Tickets are free to the general public but ticket reservations are required. Interested patrons may claim up to 9 complimentary tickets online. All tickets will be emailed. Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis.
COVID safety protocols, such as mandatory mask wearing for the audience, are in place. For ticket assistance, please call the Patron Services Center at 713.224.75755, 12 noon–6 p.m., Monday–Saturday.
This concert will have no intermission.
FALLA Suite No. 2 from El Sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)
BERNSTEIN/J. MASON Selections from West Side Story
J. DELANO/F. SEGARRA Sinfonietta para Cuerdas
C. GARDEL/J. WILLIAMS Tango (Por una Cabeza)
BIZET/E. GUIRAUD Suites No. 1 and 2 from Carmen
Arr. F. FIGUEROA Recuerdos de Los Panchos
FALLA Danza Española No. 1 from La Vida Breve
N. ESTRADA/PUJALS En Mi Viejo San Juan
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol