While it won't be mentioned by Willard Scott in his regular birthday greetings segment on The Today Show, the Houston Symphony is putting on its own celebration concert and recognition of its 100th anniversary. The program will feature a grab bag of well-known classical works from famous composers (Beethoven, Bizet, Tchaikovsky), pop hits by Dolly Parton, some Disney songs and ''a few surprises.''
''I always enjoy conducting concerts at Miller Theatre,'' says Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz, who'll hold the baton at the B‑day shindig. ''Performing in such a relaxed environment with an audience spanning several generations is so much fun for me.'' Houstonian LaKisha Jones, a finalist on American Idol, will also perform, along with the Memorial High School Choir, Houston Cougar Marching Band and Westside High School Dance Company.
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8:30 p.m. 6000 Hermann Park Dr. For information, call 281-373-3386 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Free.
June 21-22, 8:30 p.m.; June 28-29, 8:30 p.m., 2013