ANDRÉS FEST:
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.

CONCERT WEEKENDS

Andrés Fest Weekend 1
March 18–20

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.

View Friday March 18 program info >

View Saturday March 19 program info >

View Sunday March 20 program info >

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.

View March 26–27 program info >

Solo Performances by Symphony Principals

Mark Nuccio,
Principal Clarinet

William VerMeulen,
Principal Horn

Mark Hughes,
Principal Trumpet

Dave Kirk,
Principal Tuba

MuChen Hsieh,
Principal Second Violin

Joan DerHovsepian,
Acting Principal Viola

Scott Holshouser,
Principal Keyboard

FEATURING:

BELOVED FAVORITES

Featuring all-time audience favorites like The Carnival of the Animals, Boléro, and An American in Paris

DAZZLING SOLOS AND LEGENDARY ARTISTS

Piano legend Emanuel Ax, plus dazzling solo performances by Symphony principals:

NEW WORKS AND CO-COMMISIONS

Experience new works by Wynton Marsalis and Bruce Broughton and more!


LIVESTREAM DETAILS

 
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.

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Livestream single tickets are on sale now:
Week 1
(buy March 19 livestream and get the March 20 livestream free)
Week 2

Music & Memories:
A Conversation with Andrés Orozco-Estrada

 
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!

This event is free, but a ticket is required for in-person attendance. The event will also be publicly livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook Live.

Date: Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

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WAYS TO ATTEND

Single tickets for concert weekends on sale now from $26:

Friday, March 18 > Buy Tickets

Saturday, March 19 > Buy Tickets

Sunday, March 20 > Buy Tickets

Saturday, March 26 > Buy Tickets

Sunday, March 27 > Buy Tickets

 

Or, get access to all concert weekends for just $150 with our all-access festival pass

Livestream Packages Available

Join us from the comfort of your home with a livestream package.