Houston Symphony presents Romantic French Masterworks

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Fabien Gabel
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Music of the remarkable Boulanger sisters anchors this program of shimmering French masterworks, led by renowned French conductor Fabien Gabel. Nadia Boulanger goes down in history as the greatest composition teacher of all time, shaping the sound of everyone from Aaron Copland to Philip Glass to Quincy Jones, and the outstanding Alexandra Dariescu performs her Fantaisie Variée for Piano and Orchestra.

Then, star vocalists join the orchestra for Lili Boulanger’s Scenes from Faust et Hélène, the work with which she became the first woman to win the coveted Prix de Rome at just 19 years of age. Plus, Dariescu performs exquisite music of 19th century organ and piano virtuoso César Franck, and the orchestra gives the Houston premiere of a long-lost, newly rediscovered score by Stravinsky.

The Saturday performance will be available to livestream.

Event Details



Jones Hall
615 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002