Filled with virtuoso fireworks and tender beauty, it’s little wonder Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto ranks among the best loved in the repertoire. International superstar James Ehnes joins the Houston Symphony in Jones Hall, and also performs Vaughan Williams’s transcendent The Lark Ascending. The Symphony’s strings perform Philip Herbert’s poignant Elegy, dedicated as a reflection on racial injustices, past and present.

Before the concert: Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero hosts Prelude discussion live on Zoom. Ticket holders get a link to learn more about the musicians and the night’s repertoire. Learn more about the program

Saturday’s performance will be livestreamed and tickets are on sale now. Due to social distancing requirements, in person seating for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is very limited and current 2020–21 Season subscribers receive priority. Robust safety measures will be in place for all performances.

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

How to View the Concert Livestream Video
Did you miss the concert? Contact our Patron Services Center to purchase a ticket to view a recording. Call 713.224.7575 during business hours: Monday–Saturday, 12 noon–6 p.m.

Estimated running time: 1 hour


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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  The Lark Ascending
PHILIP HERBERT  Elegy: In Memoriam—Stephen Lawrence
MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
I. Allegro molto appassionato—Presto
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo—Allegro molto vivace


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