The Houston Symphony has been bringing the masterpieces of the Western musical canon to the Miller Outdoor Theatre for more than 60 years, and it’s back for a two-week stand. In ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights, the work of Beethoven, Bizet, Brahms, Strauss, Stravinsky and others will be brought to life by renowned guest conductors and featured performers.
The opening night program, which includes music by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Bragato, will be conducted by Cristian Macelaru (who was a first violinist in the Houston Symphony for two seasons), with HS principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith as a featured soloist. Highlights include Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, a violin and clarinet cadenza inspired by Spanish folk music, and Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat.
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8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through June 23. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Starts: June 15. Continues through June 23, 2012