Prominent American Violinist Benjamin Beilman Makes Debut In Mendelssohn’s World-Famous Violin Concerto

HOUSTON (March 27, 2018) – Prodigious artist Benjamin Beilman joins the Houston Symphony on stage for his debut in the program Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty on April 6-7 at 8 p.m. and April 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Jones Hall.

Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko, Music Director of Orchestre National de Belgique in Belgium and the Naples Philharmonic in Florida, returns to Houston and leads violin virtuoso Beilman has he interprets Mendelssohn’s dazzling Violin Concerto, the most popular and frequently played violin concerto in history.

The program includes excerpts from Austrian composer Franz Schreker’s The Distant Sound, a romantic opera about love. Boreyko and the Symphony conclude the evening’s program with selections from Tchaikovsky’s beloved and treasured ballet score, Sleeping Beauty.

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 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 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.

For tickets and more information, please visit or call 713-224-7575.