The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Presents: An Out-Of-This-World Weekend of Music

 

The spring concerts conclude a stellar 26th season for FBSO. In every concert, the orchestra and chorus have celebrated the wonders and the diversity that make up this American land we call home. For these final concerts, FBSO teams up with a local STEM high school to focus on space.

On Friday evening at 8, the legendary pianist Rob Landes and four of the finest vocalists in Houston perform an intimate evening of magical entertainment benefitting the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra.

On Saturday evening at 7, the Fort Bend Symphony Chorus, now in its second year, visits the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, a perfect venue for their season finale, “Out of the Stars: Songs of Creation”. This free concert celebrates heaven, earth and everything in between, through a selection of musical works that are truly breathtaking.

On Sunday afternoon, FBSO closes their season with a breathtaking performance of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”. The female members of the FBSOC join the orchestra for this concert. A space-themed video created by the art design students of Harmony Science Academy Houston will be projected during the concert.

“The Planets” is a seven-movement orchestral suite, with each movement named after a planet in our solar system. Each movement conveys the ideas and emotions associated with the planets on the psyche through its corresponding astrological character. Almost 100 years later, it remains Holst’s most popular work, and one of the best-known pieces of classical music.