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ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights

Dvořák and Tchaikovsky
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM
Miller Theatre

Rune Bergmann, conductor
Francisco Vila, cello

Grieg: Morning Mood from Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Dvorák: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

Folk music finds its way to Miller Outdoor Theatre with the three pieces featured on this program. Grieg’s instantly recognizable Morning Mood is suffused with bright Norwegian sunshine, and Tchaikovsky’s Little Russian Symphony incorporates several Ukrainian folk tunes, ending with one of the composer’s trademark finales. Described by the late, great cellist Janos Starker as “an exceptionally talented young cellist…heading for an important place in the world of music,” Ecuadorian Sphinx Competition laureate Francisco Vila also performs Dvorák’s Cello Concerto. Composed during Dvorák’s time in America, this masterpiece blends Czech and American folk influences in one of the most powerful works for cello and orchestra.

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.
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By: Houston Symphony