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2011ď‚&#x; 2012 POPS Season

3 & 4 Concert Series Built For You

Be inspired by music you love

Music inspires YOUR LIFE 3 & 4 CONCERT SERIES SUBSCRIBER REWARDS GREAT PRICE—3 & 4 Concert Series are discounted up to 35% off the price of individual tickets. Packages start at only $108! Seats for these concerts will go fast, so secure them today. EXCHANGES—Can’t make it to one of your concerts? You can exchange your seat for any other subscription concert. This benefit is available to 3 & 4 Concert Series subscribers for only $5 per exchange. PRIORITY ACCESS— You can purchase tickets to the highly popular Symphony Specials before they go on sale to the general public. See page 6 for POPS and featured Classical Specials.

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Michael Krajewski, Principal POPS Conductor

3 & 4 Concert Series are tailored to fit your lifestyle. Take a look‌there is one for YOU! 4-CONCERT SERIES Stage and Screen Featuring the music featured on Broadway and on the Big Screen.

Song and Dance These concerts will have you clapping, singing and tapping your toes along with the music.

3-CONCERT SERIES New on the Scene See what all the buzz is about! 3 exciting artists make their Houston Symphony debuts.

Young Professionals Backstage A series where people under 40 can network, socialize and enjoy great music.


Idina Menzel


Enjoy your favorites from The Great White Way and the Big Screen. This series embodies that feeling you get when the lights dim and the excitement begins. Take your seat for some of the best music from those blockbuster masterpieces of the stage and screen.

Viva Italia!

The Best of Spielberg and Williams

September 2, 3, 4, 2011 Michael Krajewski, conductor Join us for an evening of all things Italian and hear iconic music from The Godfather and Jersey Boys, famous arias and more!

January 27, 28, 29, 2012 Michael Krajewski, conductor The orchestra plays Mike’s favorites from Schindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Saving Private Ryan and more!

Idina Menzel

Cole Porter’s Great American Songbook

October 14, 15, 16, 2011 This Tony® Award-winning Broadway powerhouse and star of Glee joins your Houston Symphony to dazzle you with hits from her roles in Wicked as Elphaba and in Rent as Maureen, songs from her album I Stand and more.

April 27, 28, 29, 2012 Brett Mitchell, conductor Hear Porter’s unforgettable music, such as “Night and Day,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love" and more! $399





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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BACKSTAGE (YPB) A social concert experience for Young Professionals under 40.

If you are under 40, enjoy music, want to be more connected to the Houston arts scene, and like meeting new people with similar interests, YPB is for you!

October 14, 2011

 3-concert subscription (base package): $108 3 official YPB concerts + after parties

Beethoven’s Fifth

 6-concert subscription: $177 Base package plus 3 additional Thurs/Fri concerts of your choice!

Idina Menzel

February 23, 2012

Carmina Burana May 18, 2012

 9-concert subscription: $225 Base package plus 6 additional Thurs/Fri concerts of your choice, PLUS free parking and free exchange privileges!

Tony Kishman



Enjoy the music you know and love. This series combines the music of two iconic songwriters with music that will have you tapping your toes and humming along.

Live & Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney

November 4, 5, 6, 2011 Michael Krajewski, conductor Tony Kishman, vocalist Hear everything from “Hey Jude” to “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Live and Let Die.”

Very Merry Pops December 9, 10, 11, 2011 Michael Krajewski, conductor Houston Symphony Chorus Charles Hausmann, director Come celebrate the holidays with this annual family favorite, featuring Mike, the Houston Symphony and Chorus, and even Santa Claus!


March 9, 10, 11, 2012 Robert Franz, conductor Bowfire’s all-star lineup of virtuosic fiddlers delivers a mix of Celtic, rock, bluegrass, Texasswing and classical music.

Tribute to John Denver

with Jim Curry April 5, 6, 7, 2012 Michael Krajewski, conductor Acclaimed John Denver tribute artist Jim Curry takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High" and “Leaving On a Jet Plane” topped the charts. Sunday subscribers attend Thursday.






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The best new artists, on stage with the Houston Symphony. Seats for these featured artists will not be around for long. See what all the buzz is about! These fun and fresh artists are new to the Houston Symphony scene, and are sure to become your new favorites.

Idina Menzel October 14, 15, 16, 2011

Bowfire! March 9, 10, 11, 2012

Tiempo Libre: Hot in Havana! Tiempo Libre Tiempo Libre: Hot in Havana!

May 25, 26, 27, 2012 Michael Krajewski, conductor Tiempo Libre, the sizzling, dance-inducing Latin music group will throw one big Cuban party with Mike and your Houston Symphony. $318





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Symphony Specials Only subscribers have priority access to purchase these special concerts before they go on sale to the general public on August 1, 2011. Opening Night: Ode to Joy

Hans Graf, Music Director

September 9, 10, 2011, 7:30 pm Hans Graf, conductor Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano Gordon Gietz, tenor Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone Houston Symphony Chorus Charles Hausmann, director Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is everlasting proof of Beethoven’s creative genius. Be part of the powerful kickoff to the 2011– 2012 Season and feel the contagious energy and joy of this towering classic.

A Linda Eder Christmas December 13, 2011, 7:30 pm Houston’s sweetheart turned Broadway and recording superstar Linda Eder returns to the Jones Hall stage for her first ever holiday performance with the Houston Symphony. Eder’s heavenly voice, joined by the sounds of your orchestra, are the perfect match for a divine evening of beloved Christmas classics like “Silent Night,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “O Holy Night.”

Orbit – An HD Odyssey Sequel to The Planets – An HD Odyssey February 18, 2012, 7:30 pm Duncan Copp, producer/director Theofanidis: Rainbow Body Copland: Appalachian Spring Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra Join us for the world premiere of the second film in our HD Odyssey series–this time focused on our planet. With striking images taken from NASA missions to Earth's orbit and accompanied by Strauss' epic tone poem "Also sprach Zarathustra," this event is not to be missed.

Earth, Wind & Fire March 8, 2012, 7:30 pm You’ve heard legendary Earth, Wind & Fire play R&B, soul, pop, rock and disco. But you’ve never heard them like this! The power of your Houston Symphony will add a new twist to these Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s chart-topping hits, including “September,” “Let’s Groove,” “Boogie Wonderland” and “After Love has Gone.”

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Choose the Package and the Price for you!  Get the best seats before the general public  Save up to 35% or more off the price of individual ticket prices!

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Steps for Subscribing  Log on to any time of day Or call (713) 224-7575 Mon–Sat 10 am–6 pm  Select the 3 or 4 concert series that fits you best.  Select your price level and number of seats.  Secure your tickets to the 2011–2012 Season. IT’S THAT EASY! Start saving with the Houston Symphony TODAY. Call (713) 224-7575 or go online to add on Symphony Specials and additional single tickets. Form a group and save! Some things are just too good to keep to yourself. Groups of 10 or more enjoy special discounts. Call (713) 238-1435 or email Pops Series Presenting Sponsor

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POPS Mini Pack Brochure 2011-2012  
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Read the POPS Mini Pack Brochure 2011-2012 for the Houston Symphony.