Shaham Plus Brahms

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Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., Sat., May 20, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 21, 2:30 p.m. 2017
$25 to $136

Location Info:

Jones Hall
615 Louisiana
South Houston, TX  77587-3118
713-227-3974
Poor Brahms. Unlike his contemporaries who started writing in their childhoods and in their twenties, he didn’t compose his first symphony until he was in his mid-forties. Plus, his most famous work is used to help babies doze off at night, yet the Houston Symphony’s Shaham Plus Brahms is shaping up to be no snoozer. First the orchestra will play Schumann’s Overture to Genoveva, op. 81. Then violinist Gil Shaham will take us on a thrill ride in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in g minor, op. 63, which darts between melody, mischief and mystery. Finally, guest conductor Marc Albrecht will wrap up the season with Brahms’s heroic Symphony No. 1 in c minor, op. 68, which showcases the swelling music and thunderous battle between the string, woodwind and percussion sections.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $136.
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