Arts & Culture

Houston Symphony Plays Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4

This weekend’s Houston Symphony concerts in Jones Hall feature guest conductor Andrey Boreyko leading the orchestra in performances of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, and Christopher Rouse’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra titled Der gerettete Alberich (Alberich Saved) with soloist Colin Currie.  Listen to the guests talk about this great music.


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Tchaikovsky poured intense determination into his Fourth Symphony in an attempt to transcend his own life’s crises. On this weekend’s concerts you can travel through this masterpiece, from meditation through rising excitement to joyous triumph. Before that experience though, percussion wizard Colin Currie returns to the Houston Symphony stage to lend his talent and showmanship to Christopher Rouse’s Der gerettete Alberich (Alberich Saved).  And the opening work is the dramatic and rousing Overture from Wagner’s opera The Flying Dutchman.

Houston Public Media’s Dean Dalton sat down to talk with conductor Andrey Boreyko and percussionist Colin Currie to get their take on this weekend’s music. 

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