Houston Symphony Broadcasts

John Adams Conducts the Houston Symphony

This weekend’s concerts at Jones Hall feature two classical superstars.  Composer John Adams takes to the podium to lead the orchestra in one of his newer works, and violinist Gil Shaham solos in the Korngold violin concerto.  Listen to John Adams conversation with Dean Dalton.

Arguably the greatest American composer of his generation, John Adams has built a reputation based on memorable, inventive and accessible works that have swiftly become part of the standard orchestral repertoire.

This weekend he conducts the Houston Symphony in Copland’s El Salón México, the Violin Concerto by Erich Korngold (with violin soloist Gil Shaham), and his own City Noir, a piece that Gustavo Dudamel conducted in its world première with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in October 2009.

In this conversation with Houston Public Media’s Dean Dalton, John Adams talks about his own music and his long and historic association with Houston.

For more information about this weekend’s concerts, visit the Houston Symphony online.