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4:38 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Midori's Mendelssohn, Gubaidulina's Fairytale

Join us Tuesday at 7PM to hear Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto played by Midori, and the "Fairytale Poem" for orchestra by one of today's great composers, Sofia Gubaidulina, in a concert from the Houston Symphony. The Russian master wrote her "Fairytale" during the Soviet era; its hero is a piece of chalk - who stands for "the creative artist's destiny." Also on the program is Rachmaninov's Symphony no. 2. Conducting is Andres Orozco Estrada, the young Columbian violinist and conductor whom Houston recently chose as its next Music Director.

Sofia Gubaidulina, one of Russia's great living composers, whose career blossomed internationally after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Sofia Gubaidulina, one of Russia's great living composers, whose career blossomed internationally after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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