Photo courtesy of Texas Music Festival
Resident maestro Franz Anton Krager leads "Festival Orchestra 1: Celebratory Opening." While percussion soloists Ted Atkatz and Matthew Strauss tackle Mark Anthony Turnage's Fractured Lines - Concerto for Double Percussion and Orchestra, the students will take on one of the genre's most infamous scores, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, in celebration of the centennial of its premiere in Paris. Selections from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty will lighten up the otherwise hefty playbill.
An outdoor gathering that includes pre-concert amusements like performances by youngsters from Virtuosi of Houston, nibbles from local food trucks and lectures that serve as a listening guide to the programmed repertoire kicks off the concert at 6:30 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.
Moores Opera House
3333 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
$15 general public; $10 students and seniors.
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