In Pops Knockouts, Houston Symphony Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski brings together some of classical musics most recognizable tunes from Tchaikovsky, Pachelbel and Rossini, along with excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof and even the Star Wars movies. (Expect renditions of the 1812 Overture, Op. 49, the soundtracks to several classic Bugs Bunny cartoons and the theme from The Lone Ranger.) Orchestra members John Thorne, Frank Huang and the entire brass section each get their chance to shine. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $106.
March 18-20, 2011