Opening Night Concert And Gala

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Opening Night Concert and Gala

September 17, 2016
The Corinthian and Jones Hall

For three decades, the generosity of ConocoPhillips has made it possible for the Houston Symphony to launch its concert season in grand style. Join the Houston Symphony for a striking beginning to the 2016-17 Season, and celebrate the 30th anniversary of ConocoPhillips’ support as the Opening Night Concert Sponsor and Opening Night Gala Lead Corporate Underwriter.

At this year’s Gala, we will honor ConocoPhillips and Conoco CEOs/Chairs:

Ralph E. Bailey
Howard W. Blauvelt
Archie W. Dunham
Ryan M. Lance
L.F. “Frank” McCollum (in memoriam)
John G. McLean (in memoriam)
James J. Mulva
Constantine S. “Dino” Nicandros (in memoriam)
Andrew W. Tarkington (in memoriam)

Past and present Houston Symphony Trustees from ConocoPhillips and Conoco who will be honored:

Ralph B. Burch
Clyde W. Lea
Wayne E. Glenn (in memoriam)

A champagne reception at The Corinthian starts the evening; guests are then transported to Jones Hall for the Opening Night Concert where Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director of the Houston Symphony, will conduct an unforgettable performance of Prokofiev’s enduring classic, Peter and the Wolf narrated by Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley. Also on the program are Rossini’s effervescent Overture to The Thieving Magpie and Strauss’ timeless Suite from Der Rosenkavalier.

After the concert, the celebration continues at The Corinthian with a black-tie dinner by Jackson and Company, and dancing the night away at the Opening Night Gala Chaired by Ralph Burch.

All proceeds benefit the Houston Symphony’s Education and Community Programming.
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