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3 & 4 Concert POPS Series Built For You

Music You Know Music You Love

2012ď‚&#x;2013 Season

West Side Story Complete Film with Live Orchestra

3 & 4 Concert POPS Series are designed to give you what you want in small, affordable packages. We have a package to fit your lifestyle and musical taste!

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 POPS Series subscribers for only $5 per exchange. PRIORITY ACCESS – You can purchase tickets to Symphony Specials and additional concerts before they go on sale to the general public. 2  (713) 224-7575 

Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor

3 & 4 Concert POPS Series are tailored to fit your lifestyle. Take a look…there is one for YOU! Stage and Screen This series features the music from Broadway and the Big Screen.

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

Celebrate the 60s Experience 3 weekends that take you back to the 1960s.

Young Professionals Backstage A series where people under 40 can network, socialize and enjoy great music. (713) 224-7575   3

POPS 3 & 4 Concert Series

The Midtown Men Sixties Hits

West Side Story

Stage and Screen

West Side Story © 1961 Metro-­Goldwyn-­Mayer Studios Inc. All rights reserved © A.M.P.A.S.

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 these blockbuster masterpieces of the stage and screen.

Sixties Hits

Bond and Beyond:

August 31, September 1, 2, 2012 Michael Krajewski, conductor Four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys known as The Midtown Men will join Mike and the orchestra for a concert of 1960s hits.

November 23, 24, 25, 2012 Michael Krajewski, conductor Enjoy memorable musical moments from the longest and most successful film series ever with Tony® Award-winning vocalist Debbie Gravitte.

with The Midtown Men

50 Years of James Bond

Not a performance of, not affiliated with the show Jersey Boys

West Side Story

Wicked Divas

Film with Live Orchestra

October 5, 6, 7, 2012 Steven Reineke, conductor Two Wicked stars, Julia Murney and Alli Mauzey, join forces for a performance packed with powerhouse songs from Wicked, Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera, Titanic and other popular songs from Broadway, film and Grammy® winning artists.

March 22, 23, 24, 2013 Steven Reineke, conductor Join us as the Houston Symphony performs Leonard Bernstein’s full electrifying score live while the remastered film is shown in hidefinition on the big screen. Sponsored in part by Margaret Alkek Williams






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Young Professionals Backstage

A social concert experience for Young Professionals under 40. YPB is a society of young professionals that mixes behind-the-scenes access and up-in-front support of the Houston Symphony. If you are under 40, enjoy music, want to be more connected to the Houston arts scene, or like meeting new people with similar interests, YPB is for you!

Lang Lang Plays Beethoven October 18, 2012, 8 pm

West Side Story

Film with Live Orchestra Friday, March 22, 2013, 8 pm

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Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 Friday, May 3, 2013, 7 pm – Friday ACCESS concert

Brian Stokes Mitchell Very Merry Pops

Michael Cavanaugh Cavanaugh Sings Elton John & More

Song and Dance

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

Very Merry Pops

with Brian Stokes Mitchell December 14, 15, 16, 2012 Michael Krajewski, conductor Houston Symphony Chorus Charles Hausmann, director One of Houston’s beloved holiday musical traditions features Tony® Award-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell.

What a Wonderful World: The Best of Louis Armstrong

January 18, 19, 20, 2013 Michael Krajewski, conductor Enjoy the sounds of Satchmo with an evening dedicated to the great Louis Armstrong featuring trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling.

Cavanaugh Sings Elton John & More April 19, 20, 21, 2013 Robert Franz, conductor Back by popular demand, pianist and singer Michael Cavanaugh of Broadway fame performs songs from Elton John and other classic hits from bands such as Journey, Chicago and the Eagles.

Pink Martini May 24, 25, 26, 2013 Michael Krajewski, conductor Pink Martini returns to Jones Hall with revered favorites like “Brazil,” “Amado Mio” and “Hey, Eugene” while injecting new songs bound to become mainstays of their eclectic repertoire. $389





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Celebrate the 60s

Experience 3 weekends that take you back to the 1960s. This series takes you back in time to experience the best of pop culture during one of the most dynamic decades in history, the 1960s.

Sixties Hits

with The Midtown Men August 31, September 1, 2, 2012 Michael Krajewski, conductor

West Side Story

Film with Live Orchestra March 22, 23, 24, 2013 Steven Reineke, conductor Sponsored in part by Margaret Alkek Williams

Songs of Simon and Garfunkel February 22, 23, 24, 2013 Michael Krajewski, conductor AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle will perform “Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Mrs. Robinson” and more with your Houston Symphony.






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We Like Mike!

Recently, we were excited to announce the extension of Mike’s tenure through the 2016–2017 Season. We are looking forward to sharing Mike’s creativity and charisma with you for five more seasons!

“We are ecstatic that Mike will be with us for another five seasons. He has a very special place in the hearts of everyone, both inside and outside the Symphony family, for his musical skill, his professionalism and his humorous ability to connect with his audiences.” –Mark C. Hanson, Executive Director and CEO “I’m thrilled to continue this wonderful relationship with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony audiences. It is a great privilege and extreme pleasure to be a part of this dynamic organization.” –Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor Mike will be conducting 6 concert weekends this season to the delight of Houston audiences and the orchestra. Get all 6 in the I Like Mike package, or get all 9 concerts in the full POPS package, and don’t miss a minute of the fun. Visit for more details.

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





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2012-2013 POPS 3 & 4 Concert Series