Committed to exploring and showcasing a wide array of musical genres, the Houston Symphony is combining forces with the University of North Texas’ renowned One O’Clock Lab Band for a unique and memorable evening of jazz and jazz-influenced music-making, Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall.
Houston favorite Brett Mitchell, returning again this season after leading the Symphony in the score of Disney’s Fantasia Thanksgiving weekend, leads this special concert that culminates in a world premiere performance: a special work composed by famed jazz composer and One O’Clock Lab Band Director Alan Baylock for One O’Clock Lab Band, the Houston Symphony, and saxophone soloist Chris Potter to perform together.
Also on the program, the Houston Symphony performs John Williams’s Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, composed for the Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can, employing the progressive jazz style of the ‘60s in which the film was set. And the One O’Clock Lab Band performs a set that will include saxophone soloist, Brad Leali, to be announced from the stage, showcasing the musicianship and jazz expertise that make them acclaimed throughout the jazz world.
This special concert by the Houston Symphony and UNT’s One O’Clock Lab Band takes place Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. 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 houstonsymphony.org.
Houston Symphony In Concert with the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band
April 13, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m., Jones Hall
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Chris Potter, saxophone
Brad Leali, saxophone
- Williams: Escapades [Houston Symphony]
One O’Clock Lab Band Showcase
A.Baylock: World Premiere [Houston Symphony and One O’Clock Lab Band]