The Houston Symphony announces October concert programs for its Classical, Bank of America POPS, and BBVA Family Series as in-person performances for subscribers and weekly livestreaming to ticketed home audiences continue. The lineup offers such audience favorites as Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 11 with pianist George Li, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with violinist James Ehnes, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, alongside inspirational new works by contemporary composers like Anna Clyne, Philip Herbert, and Gabriela Ortiz. Part of the BBVA Family Series, Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins gives families a chance to celebrate Halloween with a kid-friendly morning concert. Halloween-loving adults can enjoy an evening of spooky classics from thrilling films and the orchestral repertoire, as part of the Bank of America POPS Series.
CLYNE, HAYDN & DVOŘÁK
Friday, October 2, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m.*
Sunday, October 4, at 2:30 p.m.
Xian Zhang, conductor
George Li, piano
Anna Clyne: Within Her Arms
Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major
Dvořák: Serenade in D minor
EHNES PLAYS MENDELSSOHN
Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, at 8 p.m.*
Sunday, October 18, at 2:30 p.m.
James Ehnes, violin and leader
Vaughan-Williams: The Lark Ascending
Philip Herbert: Elegy: In Memoriam—Stephen Lawrence
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Friday, October 23, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, at 8 p.m.*
Sunday, October 25, at 8 p.m.
Yoonshin Song, violin and leader
Gabriela Ortiz: Tepito: Barrio de Resistencia
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C major for Strings
GHOSTS, GHOULS & GOBLINS
Saturday, October 31 at 11 a.m.*
HAUNTED HALLOWEEN POPS
Friday, October 30, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 31, at 8 p.m.*
Sunday, November 1, at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Krajewski, conductor