Israeli Conductor and Dutch Violinist Make Houston Symphony Debut

Jan. 25, 27 & 28

Style Magazine Newswire | 1/10/2018, 11:03 a.m.
Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber takes the podium as he makes his Houston Symphony debut for Tchaikovsky 4 on Jan. ...
Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber

HOUSTON (Jan. 9, 2018) – Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber takes the podium as he makes his Houston Symphony debut for Tchaikovsky 4 on Jan. 25 and 27 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in Jones Hall.

Known as one of today’s leading conductors of operatic and orchestral repertoire, Wellber leads the orchestra in a program featuring works by magnificent composers. Wellber opens the program with Mozart’s Overture and Ballet Music from Idomeneo, an opera centered on Idomeneo, a mythical King of Crete who was obliged to sacrifice his son to appease the god Poseidon. The premiere took place two days after Mozart’s 25th birthday and likely increased his confidence.

 Dutch violin virtuoso Simone Lamsma

Dutch violin virtuoso Simone Lamsma

Also making her Houston Symphony debut is Dutch violin virtuoso Simone Lamsma who will treat listeners to an unforgettable interpretation of Britten’s ravishing Violin Concerto. Lamsma’s performance of Britten’s Violin Concerto has received ecstatic praise by critics all over the world. The program then concludes with Tchaikovsky’s expressive Symphony No. 4, a compelling musical drama the composer regarded as his “best symphonic work.”

The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. For tickets and information, please call (713) 224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.