“This piece is from the heart,” wrote Tchaikovsky of his Serenade for Strings, and heartfelt sentiment shines forth in every moment of this beloved masterpiece, which includes some of his most memorable melodies. Gabriela Ortiz’s Tepito brings to life the color and energy of Mexico City’s Tepito neighborhood. Puccini’s expressive Chrysanthemums begins the concert.

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.

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.

Buy Livestream Tickets

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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PUCCINI  Chrysanthemums
Yoonshin Song, violin
Rodica Gonzalez, violin
Wei Jiang, viola
Christopher French, cello

GABRIELA ORTIZ  Tepito: Barrio de Resistencia
Matthew Roitstein, flute
Mark Nuccio, clarinet
Maki Kubota, cello
Scott Holshouser, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY  Serenade in C major for Strings, Op. 48
Yoonshin Song, violin and leader


2023–24 Season

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