Houston Symphony presents Eschenbach Conducts Bruckner
Lively peasant festivals, knights on horseback, merry hunting scenes and mist-shrouded forests - all are evoked in the sweeping sonorities of Bruckner’s Fourth, which draws as its inspiration the imagery of medieval romance. The Symphony gave its composer one of the greatest triumphs of his career when first premiered and was proclaimed an “extraordinary musical creation.” Former Houston Symphony Music Director Christoph Eschenbach - an acclaimed Bruckner interpreter - returns to Jones Hall to conduct the Houston Symphony.
Due to illness, violinist Leila Josefowicz has regretfully canceled her engagement to perform Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto with the Houston Symphony. Violinist Jennifer Koh will replace Ms. Josefowicz for these performances and will perform the Salonen Violin Concerto as scheduled. Koh is a champion of contemporary works and one of the few world-class artists capable of stepping in to perform Salonen’s technically challenging violin concerto at the last minute.