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.
Houston audiences are treated to a concert highlighting the brass, winds, and percussion sections of the Symphony in [concert title at 8:30 p.m. Bao opens the program with two short works: a two-minute Fanfare for brass choir from Dukas’s La péri, and Red Clay & Mississippi Delta for wind quintet, a blues-inspired chamber music work by Valerie Coleman. The program continues with Tielman Susato’s Renaissance-era Susato Suite for brass and percussion, Richard Strauss’s melodic and lyrical Serenade in E-flat major, Op. 7 for 13 wind instruments, and brass arrangements by Andreas Tarkmann to excerpts from Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet, Opus 64, one of ballet’s greatest scores. Lastly, Bao concludes the evening’s program with Astor Piazzolla’s rhythmic and tango-inspired Suite from Maria de Buenos Aires arranged by Steven Verhelst.
Yue Bao, conductor
Dukas: Fanfare to La péri
Valerie Coleman: Red Clay and Mississippi Delta
T. Susato/J. Iveson: Susato Suite
Strauss: Serenade in E-flat major for Winds, Opus 7
Prokofiev/A. Tarkman: Suite from Romeo and Juliet, Opus 64 [excerpts]
Piazzolla/S. Verhelst: Suite from Maria de Buenos Aires
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.
For more information on tickets and seating click here.
We thank you for your cooperation!
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.