Date: Nov. 19, 2014
The University of Houston Jazz Orchestra will perform an evening concert full of great jazz standards. Directed by Noe Marmolejo, the concert is entitled Jazz Royalty: The Music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Anyone who likes great jazz music will recognize the “oldies but goodies” performed here. Jazz lovers won’t want to miss out on this great performance!
Date: Nov. 13, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Come see one of Canada’s finest baroque chamber ensembles play an evening of stellar music inspired by Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. Brougt to Houston by Da Camera, this group will perform a variety of pieces by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann and Handel. Come an hour early for the pre-show lecture by Sarah Rothenberg of Da Camera and Alison Mackay of Tafelmusik that goes into greater detail of the significance of their period instruments and the images from the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers that show alongside the concert.
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Date: Nov. 28-30, 2014
Under the direction of their new conductor, Maestro Andres Orozco-Estrada, the Houston Symphony will perform a weekend of concerts full of Beethoven’s timeless symphonies. Symphonies 1 and 4 are the first and last pieces on the concert docket, with Schumann’s cello concerto filling up the middle. Houston Symphony principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith will perform the solo cello line for the concerto. Fans of Beethoven’s compositions won’t want to miss this symphonic double header.
Date: Dec. 31, 2014
Come ring in the new year in style with Ars Lyrica’s annual gala and concert. This year’s concert will feature the stunning voices of soprano Melissa Givens and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte. The evening will also include a fundraising dinner and auction as well as a champagne and dessert gala afterwards to celebrate the coming of 2015. Ticket packages are available for just the concert or for a combination of the surrounding events. You won’t want to miss this great evening full of fun and support for classical music programming in Houston.