Join your Houston Symphony for Summer Symphony Nights at Miller! A Houston summer tradition, these fun-filled, family-friendly evenings showcase outstanding local, national, and international soloists and conductors alongside the outstanding musicians that make up your orchestra. For more than 80 years, concertgoers of all ages and backgrounds have experienced the beauty of music through classical masterpieces and popular selections.
Conductor Yue Bao leads the strings of the Houston Symphony in [concert title here], June 12 at 8:30 p.m. The program opens with China-born, American-composer Yi Chen’s piece Shuo for String Orchestra followed by Mozart’s lively and joyous three-movement Divertimento in D major for Strings, K.136 and Elgar’s Serenade in E minor, Opus 20, a Romantic-era string work, full of dancelike character. Then, the program continues with contemporary composer Jessie Montgomery’s one-movement work titled Starburst, which combines exploding dynamics and gentle melodies to create a multidimensional musical landscape. The evening concludes with the high-spirit and energetic “Jupiter” movement from The Planets by Gustav Holst.
Yue Bao, conductor
C. Yi: Shuo, for String Orchestra
Mozart: Divertimento in D major for Strings, K.136
Elgar: Serenade in E minor, Opus 20
J. Montgomery: Starburst
Holst/S. Adler: Jupiter from The Planets
See you at the park!
The mission of the Houston Symphony is to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience in Greater Houston and beyond through exceptional orchestral and non-orchestral performances, educational programs and community activities.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!
No tickets are necessary for the Hill! The Hill will be sectioned into pods with a maximum of 10 adults per pod.
Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees.
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The show goes on rain or shine.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.