Leopold, born Hahn-Bin in Seoul, South Korea, was a violin prodigy who made his international debut at age 12. Two years later, he went on to study with Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School and dubbed himself Amadéus Leopold, a mash-up of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s and violin virtuoso Leopold Auer’s names.
The program for today’s concert, sponsored by the Society for the Performing Arts, includes Danse Macabre, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Romanian folk dances, A Transylvanian lullaby, excerpts from the scores to Schindler’s List and Young Frankenstein, Carmen Fantasy and more. Steinway artist John Blacklow assists Leopold during the performance.
8 p.m. Wortham Center, 500 Texas. For information, call 713-227-4772 or visit spahouston.org. $30 to $80.
Fri., Jan. 23, 8 p.m., 2015