Mozart & Shostakovich

Critics have noted that pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton often sound as if they are one person rather than two at the piano. The sisters, identical twins who have been performing around the world for the past seven years, agree; Christina has said she sometimes forgets they are two different people when at the piano. In town to perform Mozart’s Piano Concert for Two Pianos and Orchestra during the Houston Symphony’s Mozart & Shostakovitch program, the sisters are making their debut with the orchestra. Mozart’s three-movement concerto is an ideal vehicle for the sisters. It’s a spirited, sometimes playful work that allows them to showcase their stylish artistry as well as their impeccable technique.

The program also includes Mendelssohn’s The Fair Melusina and Shostakovitch’s Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917.

8 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $125.
Sat., Jan. 17, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 18, 3 p.m., 2015

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