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ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights Centennial Celebration

Jun 21, 2013
8:30 p.m.

6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

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Phone: 281-FREE-FUN or 281-373-3386


Celebrate the kick-off of the Centennial Season with a free concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre open to all of Houston. Join the Symphony, chorus, American Idol Finalist Lakisha Jones, a marching band, dancers and other special guests for a concert of orchestral blockbusters.Plus, enjoy a spectacular fireworks display!

The orchestra will perform favorites like Beethoven's Ode to Joy with the Houston Symphony Chorus, selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, and John Williams' Liberty Fanfare. Plus, hear music from The Planets--An HD Odyssey, paired with images of NASA's exploration of the solar system projected on a giant screen.

"Centennial 100th Birthday Concert"

Robert Franz, conductor
LaKisha Jones, vocalist
Houston Symphony Chorus, Charles Hausmann, director
Memorial High School Choir, Lawrence Johnson, director
University of Houston Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band
Westside High School Inertia Dance Company

Shostakovich, Festive Overture
Menken, Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast
Tchaikovsky, Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Williams, Liberty Fanfare
Bizet, Selections from Carmen
Giménez, Intermedio from La boda de Luis Alonso
Parton, I Will Always Love You
Holst, Jupiter from The Planets with film from The Planets--An HD Odyssey
Beethoven, "Ode to Joy" from Symphony No. 9

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.

Produced by Houston Symphony

Fireworks courtesy of Houston First Corporation

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