A Delectable Thanksgiving Program
Trade in your food coma and couch surfing for the Houston Symphony's invigorating program of Suppe, Mozart and Brahms this Thanksgiving! The world class ensemble welcomes music director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra David Danzmayr and special guest performer Inon Barnatan, an American/Israeli classical piano superstar who is quickly becoming one of the foremost pianists of his generation thanks to jaw-dropping displays of poetic sensibility, musical intelligence and technical prowess with the world's leading orchestras.
The rousing Thanksgiving program sets off to a soaring start with the sumptuous melodies and lush harmonies of Suppe's Overture to The Beautiful Galatea, a celebrated operetta inspired by the Greek myth of Pygmalion. Danzmayr will then join proceedings for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22, a landmark piece of the genre that reflects a particularly fecund period in the iconic composer's earlier works. The evening closes with Brahm's Kaleidoscopic Symphony No. 4. His last every symphonic work, the opus' elaborate thematic movements and intricate complexities bare the distinctive hallmarks of Brahms considerable aural genius.