Houston Strong: A Theater District Benefit Honoring Local Heroes. The free program, featuring the Alley Theatre, Da Camera, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts and Theatre Under The Stars, will benefit Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund; donations will be accepted on-site. On the program, a performance of George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, one of the choreographer’s most popular works, stripped of that pesky narrative to leave only the beauty of the dance, by the Houston Ballet; “Make Our Garden Grow,” the closing number from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, from the Houston Grand Opera; and an appearance by Houston’s own jazz great, Jason Moran, courtesy of Da Camera.
8 p.m. Wednesday. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park. For information, call 281-373-3386 or visit milleroutdoortheatre.com. Free.
Theater District Houston presents Houston Strong: A Theater District Benefit Honoring Local Heroes on September 27 at 8 p.m. at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The evening will include free performances by seven of the Theater District’s resident companies: Alley Theatre, Da Camera of Houston, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts and Theatre Under The Stars.
The benefit’s wide-ranging program will include George Balanchine’s *Symphony in C*, performed by the Houston Ballet; a special appearance by Houston native Jason Moran, presented by Da Camera; a performance of “Make Our Garden Grow” from *Candide*, presented by Houston Grand Opera; and much more.
Donations to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will be accepted on-site during the event, online at www.ghcf.org (http://www.ghcf.org/) or by texting HARVEY2017 to 91999. Contributions are tax-deductible and will go toward relief for victims affected by the recent floods.
Before temporarily scattering to the four winds, the companies of the Theater District will come together for