Houston Symphony’s free annual Miller Theatre concerts, June 22-July 4

Posted on: June 20, 2018

The Houston Symphony will perform the first of five free ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights concerts on June 22 at Miller Outdoor Theatre, with Hong Kong-born conductor Elim Chan leading Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Rubén Rengel, winner of the 2018 Sphinx Competition. Nicholas Hersh, associate conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras, will conduct the June 23 concert featuring Christopher Theofanidis’s Rainbow Body, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and Oskar Böhme’s Trumpet Concerto featuring Houston Symphony Associate Trumpet John Parker as soloist. Australian-British conductor Jessica Cottis leads a June 29 program featuring music by Elgar, Gershwin, and Vaughan Williams. Kensho Watanabe, assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will lead an all-Bernstein concert on June 30, and Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke leads the orchestra’s Fourth of July concert of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, which also will include a local drumline and fireworks.

Posted June 20, 2018