ABOUT THIS CONCERT
To celebrate the holidays, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the orchestra share music from Tchaikovsky’s iconic Nutcracker score. Experience the full sonic color and splendor of this treasured masterpiece as never before in this special performance featuring the entire Houston Symphony. Running the gamut from radiant lyricism to jaw-dropping fireworks, Barber’s Violin Concerto is one of the most beloved in the repertoire, and no one plays it better than international superstar Gil Shaham. Shaham also joins Principal Bass Robin Kesselman for the dazzling Gran Duo Concertante by double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini.
We look forward to celebrating the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky in this performance! Please note that dancers are not a part of this concert experience.
Socially distanced mezzanine seats are available for December Classical Series performances. Purchase online or call the Patron Services Center at 713.224.7575.
Health & Safety Update: Face coverings are currently required inside Jones Hall. View our health and safety guidelines.
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
On the day before the concert, ticketholders will receive an email with a link to the video. We recommend you access the link at least 10 minutes before the concert begins. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam or junk folder.
SELECT CONCERT DATE:
F. PRICE/W. G. STILL Dances in the Canebrakes
BARBER Violin Concerto
BOTTESINI Gran duo concertante
TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Nutcracker