HOUSTON (April 21, 2017) – The Houston Symphony celebrates the life and musical contributions of pop culture icon Prince on July 15 with an exceptional symphonic tribute to the artist’s eclectic music, complete with orchestra, live band and featured vocalist Marshall Charloff.
Prince’s unexpected death a year ago shocked fans across the world. Many of them remember his sheer stage presence, unprecedented talent and body of work that spans decades. One of the most iconic performers of the eighties, he wrote and released many mega hits including “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” several of which will be performed by the full orchestra.
The Houston Symphony will be joined by the same live band that brought The Music of Led Zeppelin and The Music of Queen to audiences across the country. The Music of Prince will feature vocalist Marshall Charloff, the front man for The Purple Xperience, whose imaginatively styles the magic of Prince’s talent with his appearance, vocal imitation and multi-instrumental prowess on guitar, piano, bass and drums.
The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. For tickets and information, please call (713) 224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.
THE MUSIC OF PRINCE
July 15, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Brent Havens, conductor
Marshall Charloff, vocalist
Tickets from $29
About the Houston Symphony
During the 2016-17 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its third season with Music Director Andrés Orozco- Estrada, and continues its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. The Houston Symphony, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas, held its inaugural performance at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $33.9 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians presents nearly 170 concerts annually, making it the largest performing arts organization in Houston. Additionally, musicians of the orchestra and the Symphony’s four Community-Embedded Musicians offer over 900 community-based performances each year, reaching thousands of people in Greater Houston. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.