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Houston Symphony Celebrates The Music Of The Little Mermaid

The orchestra will screen the Disney classic while performing the score live.

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Disney’s classic animated film The Little Mermaid was released in 1989.

When Disney released The Little Mermaid in 1989, it revived the studio’s legendary animated film wing.

Among the many things that made the film a new classic — whose popularity still endures today — is its score and many memorable songs, such as Under the Sea, and Part of Your World.

The Houston Symphony will pay homage to that music this weekend when it screens the film with an orchestra performing the score live.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn and his mother, Jennifer Zinn De Waelsche, share a personal story about power of the film’s score. Then, he talks about the score with guest conductor Jason Seber.

The Little Mermaid Film with Live Orchestra:

  • Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 1, at 2:30 p.m.
    Joshua Zinn with His Stuffed Flounder
    Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn with his stuffed Flounder from The Little Mermaid.