classical music coup
Tenacious tenor Andrea Bocelli takes on Toyota Center with the Houston Symphony
Here's an early Christmas gift from the Houston Symphony to the city: World-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will be performing at the Toyota Center on Dec. 8.
The classical music superstar will be accompanied by our own Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus.
"Mr. Bocelli hasn't been to Houston in almost a decade, so the time was right for him to bring his Christmas tour our way," Amanda Tozzi, director of popular programming and special projects at Houston Symphony, wrote in an e-mail interview. "Wherever he goes, he works with the finest orchestras in the world. The Houston Symphony was a natural fit, and we're delighted to be sharing the stage with him."
Attendees will enjoy his lionized set that has made the classical crossover world famous, as well as music from his latest CD release, My Christmas.
"He selects the most beautiful melodies ever written, classical and otherwise, and sings them with a voice that makes people feel," Tozzi wrote.
Receiving background from the city's resident symphony is sure to be mutually beneficial. Noted Tozzi, "Sharing the stage with him is especially valuable to us at the Houston Symphony, where we obviously believe very strongly in the power of classical music. He provides us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase to thousands of Houstonians at once how special, and accessible, a classical concert can be."
Houston Symphony subscribers can snag the first tickets beginning Aug. 23 as part of an exclusive pre-sale. The general public ticket sale begins Sept. 27.