Houston Symphony Orchestra presents Summer Symphony Nights
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A Houston summer tradition, Summer Symphony Nights are family-friendly evenings showcase outstanding local, national, and international soloists and conductors alongside the outstanding musicians that make up the orchestra.
Schedule of events
- July 1: Conductor Christian Reif makes his Houston Symphony debut leading the orchestra in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, as well as Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, and Errollyn Wallen’s Mighty River.
- July 2: Lina Gonzáles-Granados and Gabriel Martins make their Houston Symphony debuts as conductor and cellist, respectively, in Schumann’s Cello Concerto. Also on the program are 19th-century French composer Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3, and Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers.
- July 8: Stravinsky’s Firebird is the highlight of the concert led by Christopher Rountree. He’s joined by Michelle Cann in her Houston Symphony debut as soloist in Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement, and William Grant Still’s Darker Night and Caroline Shaw’s Valencia for String Orchestra complete the program.
- July 9: Houston Symphony Assistant Conductor and holder of the the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation Chair Yue Bao leads the finale. The program comprises Felix Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony No. 4, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s Overture in C major, and Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony.