Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes joins the Houston Symphony under the direction of Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada at Jones Hall for A Scheherazade Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. Nov. 24-25 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26.
Known for his virtuosity and unfaltering musicality, Ehnes and Orozco-Estrada start off the holiday season with a program fit for the occasion. A Julliard alumnus, Ehnes has established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. He returns to Jones Hall for an unforgettable interpretation of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.
Orozco-Estrada and the orchestra finish the night with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a poetic piece that will send listeners along on voyage across Sinbad ending with an electrifying festival in Baghdad. 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.
Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey on Jones Hall, the Theater District Parking Garage is closed until further notice. For a list of nearby alternatives, visithttp://www.houstonsymphony.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Directions-Parking/jones
About the Houston Symphony
During the 2017-18 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fourth 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 88 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.