Houston Symphony Musicians make Rosenberg debut at Imperial Arts Center for the Arts

The Rosenberg Development Corporation (RDC) is excited to join Imperial Arts to announce “An Evening with Musicians of the Houston Symphony” at the Center for the Arts in Rosenberg, Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. This chamber concert will be the first performance by Houston Symphony musicians at Imperial Arts’ Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Rosenberg, and is made possible in part, by the Rosenberg Development Corporation.

Imperial Arts is pleased to announce a partnership with the Houston Symphony that will commence with a piano quintet (piano and string quartet) chamber music concert by members of the Houston Symphony, featuring the music of Martinu and Brahms, on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Rosenberg located at 823 3rd Street, Rosenberg 77471 (just one block north of Highway 90A).

Musicians, Brinton Averil Smith, cello; Christopher Neal, violin; Tong Yan, violin; Linda Goldstein, viola; and Evelyn Chen, piano, will perform music of Martinu and Brahms, among others, in a two-part concert with an intermission, entitled, “An evening with Musicians of the Houston Symphony.”

Steve Wenig, the Houston Symphony’s Director of Community Partnerships, said, “The Houston Symphony is excited to be partnering with Rosenberg’s Imperial Arts for this evening of chamber music. In addition to our concert series at Sugar Land Baptist Church, we welcome such opportunities to work with local arts organizations to help achieve the shared goals of bringing great music into the Fort Bend community.”

This concert is not the first time that Houston Symphony musicians have performed as part of Imperial Arts’ season. In the 2011 Imperial Chamber Series, Houston Symphony members Kiju Joh, Anthony Kitai, and Shannon Hesse performed a concert of piano trios at Imperial’s Sugar Land Town Square home.
Edward Crowell III, Imperial Arts’ Founder/Executive Director said, “We are excited to present Houston Symphony musicians in concert! Patrons will sit comfortably just feet away from some of the top instrumentalists in the country as they perform different repertoire than one usually hears at Jones Hall. These chamber pieces are intense, beautiful, and truly showcase the virtuosity of these musicians as soloists.”

Imperial Arts and the Houston Symphony intend that the upcoming chamber concert is just the beginning of a long-term partnership between the two organizations. Plans for a 2013-14 chamber concert series collaboration are in process.

Rosenberg Mayor Vincent M. Morales, Jr., will welcome concert patrons before the performance. Mayor Morales said, “On behalf of the City of Rosenberg, I am excited to welcome the Houston Symphony musicians to the Center for the Arts. A partnership between the Houston Symphony and our own Imperial Arts is definitely a win-win for the region.”

Tickets for the concert are available at www.theimperial.org, or by calling Imperial Arts at (281) 277-7444. The Box Office will be open one hour prior to show time. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $18 for students, seniors (55+), and military (all with ID). Special group rates are available. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online.

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