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Houston Symphony – Conductor John Storgards & Percussionist Colin Currie

Posted on · Percussionist Colin Currie [pictured] introduces us to Incantations for Percussion and Orchestra, a piece by contemporary Finnish composer, Einojuhani Rautavaara, which Mr. Currie performs this weekend with the Houston Symphony. Guest conductor, John Storgårds, talks about the Brahms Overture and the Beethoven Symphony that are also included on this weekend’s Jones Hall concerts.

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Houston Symphony – Orbit: An HD Odyssey

Posted on · We preview the World Première of the second concert-film in the Houston Symphony’s HD Odyssey series! Astronomer and film-maker, Duncan Copp, describes the video he has assembled from NASA's high-definition digital images of Earth, and guest conductor, Giancarlo Guerrero [pictured], talks about the music that the Symphony will perform live to accompany the film, including Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra.

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Houston Symphony – RachFest Final Weekend

Posted on · Pianist Kirill Gerstein and Music Director Hans Graf look ahead to the final concert of the Houston Symphony’s 2012 Rachmaninoff Festival. That concluding RachFest program features the composer’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 2 and the Symphony No. 3, coming up Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Jones Hall.

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Houston Symphony – RachFest Weekend 2

Posted on · Pianist Kirill Gerstein [pictured] and Music Director Hans Graf preview the second weekend of RachFest, the Houston Symphony’s total immersion into the piano concertos and symphonic works of Russian master, Sergei Rachmaninoff! The next program plunges into the depths of his Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 and his tone-poem, Isle of the Dead, January 13 - 15 at Jones Hall.