HOUSTON (Oct. 2, 2018) – The Houston Symphony is joined by members of the Dawson High School Choir at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the 2018-19 Family Series opener Peter and The Wolf, a family-friendly program for all-ages.
Associate Conductor Robert Franz leads the orchestra and choir in a program featuring Prokofiev’s beloved Peter and The Wolf, symphonic fairy tale for children. In addition to the high school choir, narrator St. John Flynn joins the musical morning as he brings to life Prokofiev’s children’s story. Franz closes out the lively performance with popular selections of Disney’s The Lion King.
The Houston Symphony will offer children activities in the lobby beginning one hour before the 10 a.m. concert and immediately following the 11:30 a.m. concert. HSPVA students join the lobby activities by playing throughout six different stations to reinforce the instrument petting zoo experience. Franz always dresses up for the occasion, and audiences are encouraged to do the same.
Peter and The Wolf, part of the BBVA Compass Family Series, takes 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.
About the Houston Symphony
During the 2018-19 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fifth 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.
The Grammy Award-winning Houston Symphony has recorded under various prestigious labels, including Naxos, Koch International Classics, Telarc, RCA Red Seal, Virgin Classics and, most recently, Dutch recording label PENTATONE. In 2017, the Houston Symphony was awarded an ECHO Klassik award for the live recording of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck under the direction of former Music Director Hans Graf. The orchestra earned its first Grammy nomination and Grammy Award at the 60th annual ceremony for the same recording in the Best Opera Recording category.