Beethoven & Prokofiev
weekend. Instead of the agony of chaos, Prokofiev’s piece captures the greatness held within the human spirit and the overall good nature of mankind. Under guest conductor Ludovic Morlot, the Grammy-winning Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, the orchestra will also present Messiaen’s “The Forgotten Offerings” and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring Jonathan Biss at the ivories.
2:30 p.m. Sunday. Also 8 p.m. October 26 and 27. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org
. $23 to $120.
Sergei Prokofiev was a product of his surroundings. In the war-torn Soviet Union, he composed music to express his feelings. But not all was for loss – out of this depression came his masterful “Symphony No. 5,” the centerpiece of the Houston Symphony’s