Houston Symphony’s Day of Music to celebrate diversity

Posted on: July 11, 2014

The Houston Symphony with hold its second annual free Day of Music festival on July 12 at Jones Hall, featuring 25 performances on six stages in genres ranging from jazz, rock, blues, and acoustic guitar to drum ensembles, mariachi, salsa, and zydeco. Chamber music ensembles, student groups, and community choirs will perform throughout the day, which will conclude with conductor Fabien Gabel leading an 8pm Houston Symphony concert featuring music by Ravel, Weber, and Shostakovich; clarinetist Lin Ma, winner of the orchestra’s 2014 Ima Hogg Competition, will also perform at that concert. Among other Day of Music activities will be harmonica clinics coordinated by the Houston Blues Museum; arts and crafts for children; and a Houston Symphony instrument-petting zoo. Strictly Street Salsa will offer lessons in Latin dance, and food trucks featuring a variety of fare will be located across Jones Plaza. An estimated 10,000 people attended the orchestra’s inaugural Day of Music in 2013.

Posted July 11, 2014