Houston Symphony announces 2013-14 season

Posted on: February 7, 2013

Wednesday (2/6) on Culture Map Houston, Joel Luks writes, “The Houston Symphony is looking mighty fresh in the eve of its centennial anniversary. A new, artsy logo alongside a robust guest list of musicians and conductors ushers a year-long musical fête fitting of a platinum jubilee in its just released 2013-2014 season lineup. Because, as they say, you only turn 100 once. … There’s much to celebrate: The appointment of new music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, who officially starts his five-year tenure in the 2014-15 season, new commissions, multimedia works and music celebs like Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Yefim Bronfman and on and on—and on. … The 100th Birthday Concert (June 21), set for exactly 36,525 days after that concert, gathers the Houston Symphony, the Houston Symphony Chorus and surprise guests at Miller Outdoor Theatre. That presentation will be followed by a 12-hour Day of Music (July 13) marathon at Jones Hall in the company of 30 local art presenters. … The American premiere of Mexican composer Juan Trigos’ La Trista Historia (Nov. 1 to 3), co-commissioned by the Houston Symphony, nods to the organization’s awareness of Houston’s cultural make up.”

Posted February 7, 2013