Houston Symphony coming to Bay Area

symphFor the first time in a number of years, the Houston Symphony will appear in concert in the Bay Area – this time to mark its Centennial Season.

The concert will be Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay.

Concertmaster Frank Huang will play a double role in the program, both as leader and soloist.  He will enthrall the audience with his brilliant technique, precision and artistry in Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Vivaldi’s eternal masterpiece — The Four Seasons — two exhilarating works in which the Houston Symphony’s string section will take the limelight.

Huang made his debut at the age of 11 in a nationally broadcast concert and has since established a major career as a violin virtuoso.  He was the First Prize Winner of Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the Hannover International Violin Competition, among others, and has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras and on NPR’s Performance Today, Good Morning America and CNN’s American Morning.

An esteemed chamber musician, he held the position of first violinist of the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet and was selected by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to be a member of the prestigious Chamber Music II program. He serves on the faculty at Rice University and the University of Houston and teaches at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival, and the Great Mountains conductor-less chamber orchestra based in New York.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at www.houstonsymphony.org, by phone at 713-224-7575 (Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), and in person at: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church—between Sunday morning worship services at 8, 9:30 and 11; at Nassau Postal   957 NASA Parkway, contact Virginia Rousseau or at meetings of the Houston Symphony League Bay Area Feb. 12 and March 12 at 10 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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