Guest conductor Cristian Macelaru will be at the podium. Macelaru, winner of the 2014 Solti Conducting Award and a former member of the Houston Symphony, was resident conductor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. During his time there, he met and worked with Canadian-American composer Karim Al-Zand, also a member of the university faculty. Macelaru conducts Al-Zand’s three-part City Scenes, which as its title suggests was inspired by urban sounds. City Scenes is part of the Houston Symphony’s Sound + Vision concert series, a program that pairs music with visual images. In this case, Houston-based photographer Libbie Masterson contributes a montage created in response to Al-Zand’s work.
Also on the program is Copland’s Symphony No. 3. Look for a resplendent variation of the in the fourth movement.
8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713‐247‐0220 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $125.
Photo by Colin Bell
Thu., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m., 2014