May 20, 2011
$15 Orchestra seating / FREE Mezzanine and Lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation (tickets are not required for free seating)
Gates: 7 p.m.
Preferred parking is available at all Ticketmaster locations for $5 plus service charge.
The Houston Symphony's performance titled Dvořák's Cello Concerto comes to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, featuring the composer's impressive final concerto. The piece is rich in expansive melodies, beautiful lyricism and extraordinary brilliance. Charismatic cellist, Alisa Weilerstein, brings her passionate interpretation to Dvořák's masterpiece. Weilerstein is a veteran on the classical music scene having performed with the nation's top orchestras, given recitals in music capitals throughout the U.S. and Europe, and regularly appeared at prestigious festivals. She also is a dedicated chamber musician. Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 also is part of this classical concert. Pre-concert activities in the Fidelity Investments Plaza begin at 7 p.m.
All shows, especially opening acts, are tentative and subject to change without notice.