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Houston Youth Symphony's Fall Concert

6100 S. Main
(713) 785-2422
  • Presented By: Houston Youth Symphony
  • Dates: 2/9/2020
  • Location: Rice University - Alice Pratt Brown Hall - Stude C...
  • Address: 6100 S. Main
  • Phone: (713) 785-2422
  • Time: 2:30 PM to 11:59 PM
  • Area of Town: Medical Center/NRG Park
  • overview

    The award-winning Houston Youth Symphony (HYS) presents a two-part Winter concert on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Building, with programs at 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM. The evening concert features the first of two 2019/20 HYS Concerto Competition winners. Seventeen-year-old Brandon Benson performs Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Concerto in F Minor for Bass Tuba and Orchestra with the HYS Symphony, led by Conductor Michael Webster. Brandon is a senior at Ridge Point High School in Fort Bend ISD, where he is a member of the Band program under the direction of Luis Saldaña, and studies privately with Ali Jackson. (The second 2019/20 HYS Concerto winner, cellist Matthew Zhang, will be featured on the Spring Concert, May 3.) In addition to the Tuba concerto, the 7:00 PM concert includes Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 performed by the HYS Symphony. The concert begins with the HYS Philharmonia orchestra, under the direction of Michael Alan Isadore, performing Sir Malcolm Arnold’s Tam O’Shanter Overture and the finale of Vasily Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1. The afternoon program at 2:30 PM, features the Debut String Orchestra led by Dr. Jackson Guillén, String Orchestra led by Co-Conductors Carolyn Vandiver and Ann Victor, and Sinfonia directed by Dr. Brad Smith. Tickets for the Houston Youth Symphony Winter Concert are $15/adults, $10/children and are available online at www.houstonyouthsymphony.org or on the afternoon of the concert at the Shepherd School box office. The Shepherd School of Music is located in the Alice Pratt Brown Hall on the Rice University campus. HYS Winter Concert tickets are valid for both the afternoon (Part I) and evening (Part II) concerts. For additional information, phone 713-785-2422.

    Tickets for the Houston Youth Symphony Winter Concert are $15/adults, $10/children and are available online at www.houstonyouthsymphony.org or on the afternoon of the concert at the Rice University's Shepherd School box office. HYS Winter Concert tickets are valid for both the afternoon (Part I) and evening (Part II) concerts. For additional information, phone 713-785-2422.

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