Opening Night Concert with Andrés

The Houston Symphony is pulling out all the stops to welcome incoming music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Along with two free laid-back concerts, there’s the more formal Opening Night Concert with Andrés. Orozco-Estrada, or Andrés as the symphony likes to call him, will be the 15th director of the symphony, following a long line of incredible directors, and he plans to kick things off with a party. “It’s important for me to start my inaugural season with a celebration for the entire community,” Andrés says. “I’d love to invite the whole city of Houston to attend!”

On opening night, you’ll be treated not only to Andrés’s exciting debut behind the podium, but to British trumpeter Alison Balsom as well. Set to perform Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, Balsom received the coveted Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Gramophone Awards. Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by Ravel, complete the program.

7:30 p.m. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713‑224‑7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $29 to $165.
Sat., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., 2014

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