Houston Symphony Hocus Pocus Pops Tickets
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Be ready to enjoy the enriching performances that Houston Symphony Pops tickets brings your way. Houston Symphony Pops is one of America's oldest performing arts organizations that have a history of giving great shows in Houston, Texas. The live music performances are not limited to symphony but it brings diverse music including classical, specials, family concerts and pop music. The aim to mix pop along with symphony and traditional performances is to offer modern, contemporary music that caters to the young generation. Each year Houston symphony brings almost 170 concerts, welcoming a vast range of audience to its warm venue.
The conductor of the "pops" side of the Symphony is Michael Krajewski, while Hans Graf is the music director of the classical symphony orchestra. Michael Krajewski joined Houston Symphony in 2000. He is quite popular across the United States and also in Canada. He is known for his entertaining performances and sense of humor. He brings an element of fun and makes the music enjoyable with his enthusiasm. According to him, classical music and fun do not have to be exclusive. This is the reason that the music played in Houston Symphony Pops series is brilliant yet an enjoyable experience for popular music lovers.
Orchestra is generally taken as serious music but Houston Symphony orchestra pushes the limit, going a step further. The orchestra takes the popular songs from movies, broadways, charts to the orchestra and the result is brilliant music that the audience love to listen to. The Houston Symphony pops brings a versatility that is interesting and at times totally unexpected. The audience can expect rock, nostalgic music, tender melodies or a mix of them. The element of surprise is the fun part that breaks the formal approach associated generally with orchestral performances.
Houston symphony pops line-up is a creative way to include the new culture music along with classical one that suits different tastes and brings a larger audience to Houston symphony.
The orchestra's history can be traced back to 1913 when it gave its first concert. It started off with humble beginnings and had only 35 musicians. The first concert given by the small group was conducted by Julien Paul Blitz. Ima Hogg is the name of the philanthropist who arranged the funds when the first orchestra event was performed. This marked the beginning of a tradition that would continue for years to come. The concert was appreciated and thus the orchestra encouraged by the response continued to give performances.
Blitz was the next conductor who continued with his duties till 1916. Later Paul Berge was responsible for conducting the band until it split up in 1918. It was in 1930 again that the orchestra band came together. The next season the orchestra gave its first full season of concerts under the conductor, Ureil Nespoli. These were all efforts on a semi-professional level.
The orchestra achieved a professional status when in 1938; the symphony society officially became Houston Symphony Society. After that under Ernst Hoffman, the symphony society started maturing and new musicians were hired. The symphony society continued with its period of growth for the next few decades.
In 1966 the Jesse H. Jones Hall, a big venue for the Performing Arts was constructed where the orchestra started performing. Before that the Orchestra used to perform in City Auditorium or the Music Hall. The orchestra once again went through turbulent times when in 2001 the flood destroyed the library and instruments in the basement of Jones Hall and in 2003 the musician went on strike. As a result the orchestra's size was reduced.
From 2001, Hans Graf has been the serving music director of the Houston Symphony Pops. His tenure as music director is to end in 2013 that will make him the longest serving director. Year 2013 will also mark a century for Houston Symphony orchestra that has been bringing music brilliance for a diverse audience.
If you want to enjoy live music of pop culture or the orchestral classics then Houston Symphony is the place for you. The shows are getting bigger and better so grab the Houston Symphony pops tickets soon.
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