TV’s Greatest Hits

Music from the small screen gets its moment to shine thanks to the Houston Symphony’s TV’s Greatest Hits concert. Led by guest conductor Steven Reineke and featuring the always funny singer and comedian Nicole Parker, the program is a tribute to the theme music of television shows from the past 50 years. Audience-goers will sing, laugh and perhaps even compare dancing skills as they’re reminded of such nostalgic music as “The Muppet Show Overture” (how could one pass over such a classic, after all?). Along with music from other iconic performances on television, there’s sure to be a Beatles hit or two, courtesy of The Ed Sullivan Show. It won’t all be ’60s throwback tunes, mind you. The themes from Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones are also on the set-list. Audience members get a chance to participate, helping not only to sing along with those eponymous tunes but also during the onstage game show, which is bound to liven things up. Parker, from Broadway’s Wicked, shows off her vocal cords as well as her comedic talent when she performs a tribute to variety show icons Carol Burnett and Judy Garland.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713‑224‑7575 or visit $25 to $131.
Fri., Sept. 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., 2014

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