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Houston Symphony
News Release
Friday, September 04, 2009

Free Houston Symphony performance celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Chevron’s Fiesta Sinfónica Familiar Returns to Jones Hall

Houston – Join the Houston Symphony, Consulate General of Mexico and Chevron to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the annual free Chevron Fiesta Sinfónica Familiar! This year’s concert is part of a special series of events leading to Mexico’s Bicentennial in 2010. The program begins with Sinfonía India by Carlos Chávez and features classical guitarist, Pablo Sainz-Villegas, in Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra, Joaquín Rodrigo’s most famous work. 

Alondra de la ParraConductor Alondra de la Parra is the founder and music director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Ms. de la Parra holds the distinction of being the first woman from Mexico to conduct in New York City, and most recently, was appointed Cultural Ambassador for Mexican Tourism. The New York Times has written of her, “With incisive gestures, Ms. de la Parra elicited a vibrantly nuanced performance whose bristling conclusion had the audience on their feet.”

Tickets for this performance are available only at the Houston Symphony Customer Service Center located at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street. The Houston Symphony Customer Service Center is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the Jones Hall box office beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the night of the concert. Tickets are limited and will be available while supplies last.

Sunday, September 13, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Chevron Fiesta Sinfónica Familiar
Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Pablo Sainz-Villegas, guitar
Chávez: Sinfonía India
Piazzolla: Tangazo                         
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez para Guitarra y Orquesta
A. Márquez: Danzón No. 2           
F. Ibarra: Sinfonía No. 2 (Las Antesalas del Sueño)                                                                         
Revueltas: Sensemayá    

Jones Hall

615 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002
Tickets are Free – a ticket is needed in order to be seated

About the Houston Symphony
The Houston Symphony has played a central role in Houston’s cultural and civic life since 1913. Each year, the Symphony performs approximately 170 concerts for more than 350,000 Houstonians. For tickets and more information regarding the 2009-10 season, please visit or call 713-224-7575.

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