"This is a first for us performing a halftime with the Texans. We've had concerts with them in the past two years, but this will be our first halftime appearance."
Symphony general manager Steve Brosvik says even though it may seem like an odd place to perform classical music, it really isn't."Certainly we've got a lot of sports fans in the orchestra and there's a lot of people that are both subscribers to the symphony and also season ticket holders. It may seem a little odd, but music and football go together."
The short performance is a warm-up for the symphony's first Pops concert of the season Friday night."We're playing the last movement of Tsaikovsky's Fourth Symphony but we're only out there for about seven minutes total. Halftime is an active event and we need to get out there and play and then head off the field so the second-half of the game can get moving. So we'll probably be playing the sum-total of about five minutes."
The halftime performance will be lead by assistant conductor and American conducting fellow Brett Mitchell.