The Texan orchestra makes its Vienna debut alongside a star soloist.
Fresh off winning a Grammy this year for their rendition of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, the Houston Symphony orchestra is making its first appearance in Vienna as part of a European Tour. To celebrate the Leonard Bernstein centennial, the ensemble of 88 will perform pieces from Bernstein’s musical On The Town as well as his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, concluding with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Joining the Houston Symphony is Hilary Hahn, a violin virtuoso who has received critical acclaim as a three-time Grammy Award-winner, with each of her sixteen albums reaching the top ten in Billboard’s classical chart. While this is the Houston Symphony’s first performance here, both Hahn and musical director Andrés Orozco-Estrada are no strangers to the city, with Hahn featuring at the Konzerthaus in 2015/16 and Orozco-Estrada studying at the Vienna Music Academy. Hahn also has a history with Bernstein, having chosen his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for her first orchestral album.
Mar 15, 19:30, Konzerthaus, 3., Lothringerstraße 20. konzerthaus.at