Houston Symphony’s 2016-17 season: Beethoven cycle, John Adams, composer competition

Posted on: January 27, 2016

In Monday’s (1/25) Houston Chronicle (Texas), Colin Eatock writes about the Houston Symphony’s 2016-17 season under Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. “Several projects that the conductor began when he arrived in Houston two years ago will continue in the new season. His Beethoven cycle will conclude with the Sixth and Seventh symphonies, and with a concert performance of the opera ‘Fidelio.’ And his commitment to present at least one work per season by Gustav Mahler will be fulfilled with that composer’s First Symphony. Other major symphonies in the season include Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth and Johannes Brahms’ First…. The Houston Symphony has decided to celebrate … John Adams, who turns 70 in 2017, [by performing] his ‘Doctor Atomic Symphony’ and his Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra.… The Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus will perform the world premiere of a new Requiem by Gabriela Lena Frank … the orchestra’s composer-in-residence…. Also in the upcoming season, the Houston Symphony will bid adieu to Michael Krajewski, the orchestra’s principal pops conductor. He steps down at the end of the 2016-17 season…. (Krajewski’s successor is Steven Reineke.) … The Ima Hogg Competition for young musicians will continue—and … new next season will be a competition for aspiring composers.”

Posted January 27, 2016