Susanna Phillips & Miah Persson Featured In Houston Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Houston Symphony has announced its 2019-20 season with a number of great artists and conductors featured in a variety of repertoire.

For this season announcement, we will focus on the vocal performances and operatic repertoire.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Andrés Orozco-Estrada team up for a concert, which will include a suite from “Porgy and Bess” by Gershwin, as well as the composer’s Piano Concerto. Music by Chavez and Copland will also be part of the program.

Performance Dates: Sept. 27-29, 2019

Melody Moore, Sasha Cooke, and Günter Haumer perform in a concert, which is set to feature Mahler’s “Das klagende Lied” and Mendelssohn’s “Die erste Walpurgisnacht.”

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts with the Houston Symphony Chorus also joining the concert.

Performance Dates: Oct. 4-6, 2019

Marek Janowski conducts Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” Overture and Venusberg Music and two excerpts from “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.” The concert also includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.

Performance Dates: Oct. 25-17, 2019

Miah Persson sings an all-Strauss program in time for Thanksgiving. Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the soprano in the Four Last Songs and also conducts “Don Juan,” “Death and Transfiguration,” and “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.”

Performance Dates: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019

Sherezade Panthaki, Hadleigh Adams, Benjamin Butterfield, and Diana Moore headline Handel’s “Messiah” in time for the holiday season. Nicholas McGegan conducts the masterpiece.

Performance Dates: Dec. 20-22, 2019

Celebrate Valentine’s Day week with romantic ballads and grand choral music by Schumann including highlights from “Scenes from Goethe’s ‘Faust’” and Pilgrimage of the Rose. Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the concert, which is part of the Schumann Festival.

Performance Dates: Feb. 13, 2020

Susanna Phillips sings John Adams’ “El Niño” alongside Kelley O’Connor and Davóne Tines. David Robertson conducts the work, which also includes the Three Countertenors and Houston Symphony Chorus.

Performance Dates: March 14-15, 2020