On March 22, 23 & 24, the Houston Symphony will perform a special presentation of the newly restored HD version of West Side Story, projected in Jones Hall, with all the original voices and sound effects intact, but with the Houston Symphony accompanying it with the live orchestra musical soundtrack.
SYMPHONY BRINGS THE BIG SCREEN TO LIFE IN WEST SIDE STORY CONCERTS
Guest conductor Steven Reineke to conduct live orchestra alongside the film
HOUSTON (March 7, 2013) – On March 22, 23 and 24, the Houston Symphony, under the direction of guest conductor Steven Reineke, will entertain audiences with a live performance of Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score of West Side Story while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high-definition on the big screen. With the original vocals and dialog intact, the Symphony will bring the film’s beloved music to life by performing live alongside the film. In contrast with pit orchestras heard on Broadway, the Symphony’s performance will feature the full 87-piece orchestra playing the entire musical score of the iconic film, West Side Story, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. Winner of 10 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, this classic romantic tragedy is one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals.
Houston Symphony Cynthia Woods Mitchell POPS at Jones Hall Series
615 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 7:30pm
West Side Story
Steven Reineke, conductor
Tickets from: $25
About Steven Reineke
Steven Reineke’s boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. Reineke is the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He previously held posts as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto Symphony Orchestras and Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra. In the past year, he’s been on the podium with the Boston Pops, Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works, Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in North America, including performances by the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A native of Ohio, Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned two bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He currently resides in New York City.
About the Houston Symphony
During the 2013-14 Season, the Houston Symphony will be in its 100th year as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. 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 $28.7 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 280 concerts for 280,000 people, including 84,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.
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