He was the original showman—and Paganini’s bag of musical tricks knows no limit in his Violin Concerto No. 1, a work of mind-blowing virtuosity that pushes the instrument to its very limits. Performing it is not for the faint of heart, but when it comes to daredevil violin feats, Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich has a knack for making it look easy. Visions of the Eternal City are brushed with a palette of infinite color in Respighi’s glittering tone poems.

Pre-Concert Activities: Attend the Prelude pre-concert discussion, held 45 minutes prior to each Classical concert. Prelude is led by our Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero, and sometimes features guest artists or orchestra members.

Salute to Educators: On January 12, we honor Houston-area educators for the outstanding impact they make in our community! Educators can use the promo code TEACH20 to be eligible for $19 tickets to the 2:30 p.m. concert, which includes a special Salute to Educators sponsored by the Spec’s Charitable Foundation. Educator ID required to claim discounted tickets.


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ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1
RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome