January 9, 2015 |

Join the Houston Symphony on February 7th as it celebrates its 13th year performing at The Centrum!

The performance is part of the Star Lit! Series, which showcases national and internationally acclaimed artists in evening concerts. This season features six distinctly different genres of music—Chicago jazz, 70’s disco, traditional pop, classical, a cappella, and western swing.

The Houston Symphony, founded in 1913, is one of America's oldest performing arts organizations and has an impressive musical history. Over the years, the orchestra has grown and matured under the direction of many distinguished leaders. Maestro Hans Graf, Houston Symphony’s fifteenth music director, is currently the conductor laureate. Andrés Orozco-Estrada is the symphony’s current music director.

The first concert of what was to become the Houston Symphony took place on June 21, 1913. The orchestra disbanded in 1918, reformed in 1930, and officially became the Houston Symphony Society in the spring of 1936. The orchestra began to flourish in the 1940s, when Maestros Ernst Hoffmann and Maestro Efrem Kurtz began hiring talented professional musicians, many of whom remained with the orchestra for more than 30 years.

In the 50’s, Maestro Leopold Stokowski brought the symphony international recognition by commissioning new works and making recordings. The Houston Symphony was the first American orchestra invited to perform at the Festival of The World's Symphony Orchestras. Today, the Houston Symphony is widely acclaimed as one of the top orchestras in the world.

Get your tickets now! Special guest conductor, Justin Brown, is sure to dazzle you with a beautifully orchestrated performance you won’t soon forget.

The symphony takes place Saturday, February 7th at 8:00 PM at The Centrum, located in the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center.

 
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