Houston Symphony Classical Series 2023-2024
November 10, 2023 to November 19, 2023
Jones Hall 615 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX
About the Event:
615 Louisiana Street, Suite 102; Houston, TX 77002
Valčuha Conducts Rachmaninoff
Nov. 10, 11 & 12, 2023
Rachmaninoff’s breathtakingly beautiful melodies hold a special place in the hearts of music lovers the world over. Immerse yourself in his glittering final masterpiece, Symphonic Dances, and witness “the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation” (The Independent) tackle one of the most notoriously difficult challenges in the piano repertoire, Prokofiev’s fiery Piano Concerto No. 2. The concert opens with Gabriela Ortiz’s Kauyumari, inspired by the Mexican legend of the Blue Deer.
Valčuha Conducts Ravel’s La valse
Nov. 17, 18 & 19, 2023
Audience favorite Jean-Yves Thibaudet applies his peerless technique and poetic touch to Ravel’s blues-tinged Piano Concerto in G. Music Director Juraj Valčuha and the orchestra perform the U.S. premiere of Pretty, a co-commission from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe. And, the Viennese waltz takes a walk on the wild side in Ravel’s showstopping La valse.
Dec. 1, 2 & 3, 2023
Conductor Laureate Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads Shostakovich’s cinematic, richly evocative Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905. It’s a work with important ties to Houston—the Houston Symphony gave the U.S. premiere in 1957, and released the first-ever commercial recording shortly after. Recognized as one of the great violinists of our time, the incomparable Augustin Hadelich returns with Shostakovich’s dynamic Violin Concerto No. 1.