A SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION
March 18–27, 2022
From showstoppers like Boléro and The Carnival of the Animals to superstar pianist Emanuel Ax, world premieres, and dazzling solos by orchestra musicians, this special two-week festival encapsulates the inspired music making and joyful, engaging spirit that has defined Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s remarkable eight-year tenure with the Symphony.
Andrés Fest Weekend 1
Emanuel Ax and Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser are featured in The Carnival of the Animals, and each concert showcases a different lineup of dazzling solo performances by orchestra musicians.
Andrés Fest Weekend 2
March 26 & 27
Symphony principals William VerMeulen and Dave Kirk perform new works by Bruce Broughton and Wynton Marsalis, and the orchestra shares favorites of Ravel and Gershwin.
The following performances will be livestreamed:
Saturday, March 19
Sunday, March 20
Sunday, March 27
Livestream all-access and Livestream Classical subscribers will receive links to each livestream.
As part of our two-week festival celebrating Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada in his farewell season, Andrés joins Executive Director/CEO John Mangum onstage for a look back at eight remarkable years with the Houston Symphony. Hear Andrés’s favorite memories, relive unforgettable musical moments with big-screen video excerpts, ask Andrés a question, and more!
Date: Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.