It’s rodeo season here in Houston, which means the whole city is alive with celebrations and performances in honor of one of Texas’ most highly anticipated events of the year. Aside from the rodeo itself, may of Houston’s most beloved institutions and organizations are holding their own rodeo-themed events in the spirit of the season. This week, the Houston Symphony announced their latest family-friendly program, Wild, Wild West, a concert celebrating the rich American musical tradition and America’s legendary “wild” west.
Wild, Wild West will take audiences on a truly Texas-themed adventure which pays homage to one of the most beloved periods of American history (or folklore). Some of the pieces performed in the program include Aaron Copland’s classic Western-themed melody “Hoedown,” the Gioachino Rossini staple William Tell Overture, plus newer pieces from pop culture like Toy Story 2 and Oklahoma!. For a preview of the music being featured in Wild, Wild West, head over to the Houston Symphony’s website.
The Houston Symphony will offer two performances of its special Wild, Wild West program: Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 am, and again on Saturday, February 16 at 11:30 am. Both performances will be held at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts and will feature students from two Houston schools: the Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and TUTS’ The River Performing and Visual Arts Center.
Tickets start at $22 for children at $32 for adults. Children of all ages are welcome at Wild, Wild West, but lap children need special tickets which can be purchased from Patron Services at 713-224-7575.
For more information call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org.