Star Wars at Jones Hall

February 20, 2015 by  
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Music of legendary film composer John Williams to be featured in Star Wars and More
Pasadena-area high school marching band to make its debut with the Houston Symphony 


HOUSTON (February 19, 2015) – Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz  leads the Houston Symphony in Star Wars and More, a family concert that will take audiences through the intergalactic music of the Star Wars film series, composed by five-time Academy-Award winner John Williams.

Williams’ striking orchestral compositions for this film are among the most recognizable in the film music history, from the recurring musical theme “Imperial March” that first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back film, to “Battle of the Heroes” fromRevenge of the Sith.

The family concert – which will take place on Saturday, March 6 – also features Tchaikovsky’s epic 1812 Overture and “Appian Way” from Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Franz and the Houston Symphony will share the stage with members of the Dobie High School Marching Band in their Houston Symphony debut.

The Family Concert Experience
The family concert experience includes lobby activities including the Instrument Petting Zoo, arts and crafts, and young musician performances. The 50-minute concerts are held on Saturday mornings with two start times, 10am and 11:30am.  Lobby activities take place prior to the 10am performance and immediately following the 11:30am performance.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center at (713) 224-7575, MondaySaturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Star Wars and More
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00am and 11:30am
Robert Franz, conductor
Dobie High School Marching Band
Tickets from $19

Jones Hall
615 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002

About Robert Franz
As Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony and Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic, Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Robert Franz is acclaimed by critics and composers.In increasing demand as a guest conductor, Robert debuted with the Phoenix Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina last season.

In Houston, he leads the Symphony in educational and family concerts. His work with students has led to a continuing relationship with Radio Disney. Last season, Robert conducted the orchestra’s 100th anniversary concert; led a family series concert with the Houston Grand Opera, Theater Under the Stars and the Alley Theatre; partnered in a concert for the Anti-Defamation League; and was on the podium for a side-by-side performance of Tchaikovsky’s 6th with the Houston Youth Symphony totaling 150 musicians.

ASCAP has recognized Robert for his advocacy in arts education. Under his direction, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (2008) and the Louisville Orchestra (2001) were awarded the Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming. He has addressed the Idaho Legislature on the importance of music in education and authored his first children’s book with a CD, Stella’s Magical Musical Tour of America. He received a master’s degree in conducting and a bachelor’s degree in oboe performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

About Houston Symphony
During the 2014-15 season, the Houston Symphony enters its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. This season also marks the inaugural year for new Music Director Andrés Orozco- Estrada. The Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $29 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 286 performances for 300,000 people, including 82,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit or call (713) 224-7575.

Bayou City Music Center

January 16, 2015 by  
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Open since 1997, Bayou Music Center has been home to countless events over the years, including Coldplay, Nickelback, Etta James, James Brown, Robin Williams, Velvet Revolver and Steely Dan just to name a few. Known for it’s incredible sightlines and superior soundsystem, a concert or special event at Bayou Music Center is not to be missed.

Where: 520 Texas Ave Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-230-1600

Toyota Center

January 16, 2015 by  
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toyota center


 Toyota Center is dedicated to enhancing the concert-going experience for our VIP customers. We understand that waiting in line for concessions, tour merchandise or restrooms can detract from your evening. We know that relaxing with friends in a comfortable environment before the concert is important to you. That is why we are offering you the opportunity to purchase passes to the WOODFOREST CLUB, LEXUS LOUNGE or PLATINUM LOUNGE for select concerts!

Where: 1510 Polk Street Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-758-7200

Warehouse Live

January 16, 2015 by  
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Just beyond the gleaming office buildings of Downtown Houston lies Warehouse Live, a 1920’s era warehouse repurposed as a one-of-a-kind concert and event venue. From the moment guest arrive, Warehouse Live features a vintage, 20 foot neon marquee welcoming and branding your event from the start.

With its prime location, just three blocks from Minute Maid Park and directly behind the George R. Brown Convention Center, Warehouse Live has quickly become one of Houston’s signature multipurpose facilities, offering the versatility to accommodate groups as small as 50 and as large as 1,500.

Warehouse Live has been configured to offer unrivaled flexibility in layout and production. The complex encompasses two fully independent spaces – the Ballroom and the Studio – each with their own entrances and exits, restrooms, bars, flat screen LCD and Plasma TVs, stages and sound and lighting systems. In addition, the entire facility is wired for high-speed internet access.

While parking can often be a problem downtown, Warehouse Live benefits from ample non-metered street parking throughout the Warehouse District and has access to three dedicated surface lots adjacent to the facility. Additional lots are nearby, and valet parking can be arranged for specific events. Outside caterers are always welcome at Warehouse Live.

Where: 813 St. Emanual Street  Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 713-225-5483
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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion

January 16, 2015 by  
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cynthia woods

Surrounded by lush forests, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, presented by Huntsman, is an outdoor amphitheater that provides the Greater Houston region with an array of performing arts events, educational outreach programs and contemporary entertainment. The picturesque venue is the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony and Home Away from home of Houston Ballet. The Pavilion is also known as The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, and is governed by a volunteer board of directors

Where: 2005 Lake Robbins Drive  The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Phone: 281-363-3300

House of Blues

January 16, 2015 by  
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The House of Blues grew out of founder Isaac Tigrett’s love for the unique American art form known as the “the Blues”. Weaned on this music during his early childhood in Tennessee, one of Isaac’s goals was to introduce the world to the music of the rural south, including the Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Roots-based Rock & Roll.

The very first House of Blues opened its doors in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992 and is home to live music, original folk art, and delta-inspired cuisine.

The House of Blues is dedicated to educating and celebrating the history of Southern Culture and African American artistic contributions to music and art.

Where: 1204 Caroline Street  Houston,TX,77002
Phone: (888) 402-5837
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