Secrets to Unlocking More Value From Your Symphony Purchase: Prelude Pre-Concert Talks

Congratulations- you’ve got tickets to the Houston Symphony! But whether you’re a multi-year subscriber or a first time single ticket buyer, you may still be unaware of all of the things the Houston Symphony has to offer in addition to your tickets, often at little to no additional charge. Check the Symphony Secrets category of our blog often to be sure you’re getting the most value for your Houston Symphony ticket purchase.

Secret #2: Prelude Pre-Concert Talks and Performances

Prelude Talk

(L-R) Mark Hughes, Houston Symphony principal trumpet; Hans Graf, Houston Symphony Music Director;
Emanuel Ax, piano; Miles Hoffman, concert host

These FREE events are especially useful and interesting for music aficionados and first-time symphony concert goers alike. Offered in Jones Hall 45 minutes prior to each Houston Symphony classical concert, they give you a chance to learn more about the music you’re about to hear. Intimate and informal, these talks usually include an interview with the evening’s conductor, a featured musician or a musicologist, and provide a behind the scenes sneak-peak at what makes the evening’s music so special. So show up a little early and get the insider scoop on the music you’re about to hear in a fun, relaxed, non-stuffy environment!

Pablo Heras-Casado

Pablo Heras-Casado

Click here for a full list of this season’s Prelude events.

Our next Prelude talks will take place October 18, 20 and 22, 45 minutes prior to each Lang Lang Plays Beethoven concert, and will feature an interview of the Houston Symphony’s guest conductor, Pablo Heras-Casado, as he speaks about the exciting program of music including Beethoven Concerti (played by Lang Lang), Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and Magnus Lindberg’s EXPO. Heras-Casado will be interviewed by Brett Mitchell on October 18 and 20 and St. John Flynn on October 21.

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