These performances are part of a special two-week festival celebrating the outstanding tenure of Andrés Orozco-Estrada in his final year as Music Director. View the full festival schedule >

On this concert:

  • Take in Saint-Saëns’s beloved musical menagerie, The Carnival of the Animals, featuring Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser and the illustrious Emanuel Ax.
  • Principal Second Violin MuChen Hsieh and Acting Principal Viola Joan DerHovsepian share Bruch’s richly melodic “Double Concerto.”
  • Principal Trumpet Mark Hughes shines in Jolivet’s brilliant and virtuosic Concertino for Trumpet.
  • Be there for the exciting world premiere of Kyle Rivera’s Bridgetower Variations, inspired by music of virtuoso violinist and composer George Bridgetower.
  • The concerts close with Dvořák’s exuberant Carnival Overture..

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Mar 19
Saturday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall


BRIDGETOWER/K. RIVERA Bridgetower Variations (Houston Symphony commission, world premiere)
SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals
BRUCH Double Concerto Violin, Viola and Orchestra
JOLIVET Concertino for Trumpet, Piano and Strings
J.-B. ARBAN/M. NAKARIAKOV Variations on “The Carnival of Venice”
DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture, Op. 92

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