HOUSTON (March 22, 2018) – Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke welcomes back Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti for the jazz-inspired program Chris Botti Returns on March 24 at 8 p.m. and March 25 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall.
Known for playing with a uniquely expressive sound and love for romantic melodies, Botti and his electrifying band members perform a program full of exquisite music led by Reineke. The program includes music from the romantic war film One Minute To Zero and Casino Royale from the 1967 James Bond 007 film. Plus, Botti is set to perform selections from his Grammy-nominated album Italia.
“This is a program for not just hardcore jazz fans, but any fans of great music and great musicians,” said Reineke. “Every member of Chris’ band is so incredible that it’s hard to know where to even put your eyes on or who to watch at what time. It’s great fun!”
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.
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.
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 formerMusic 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.
For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.