Great music creates excitement; and there is a lot of excitement around Houston Symphony this year! The Symphony is currently celebrating their Centennial Season and last January announced that brilliant Andrés Orozco-Estrada would be their new Music Director. Orosco-Estrada is an incredibly talented Colombian conductor who received his training in Vienna and brings a world of talent and sophistication to this renowned and highly respected symphony. 100 years of music has resulted in a musical treasure that is one of Houston’s most valued gems. The Symphony’s 2013-2014 season defies the imagination and will surely produce the sound of thousands of bravos echoing through the magnificent Wortham Center. This highly diverse and technically profound symphony will host the World Premiere of La Triste Historia. Oscar winning composer John Williams conducts his popular film music, to be joined by Cellist Yo-Yo Ma who will perform the Cello Concerto Williams wrote especially for the great Cellist. The Symphony will produce 4 Concerts by Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Orozco-Estrada will perform the Houston Symphony’s popular past commissions, The Planets – An HD Odyssey and The Earth – An HD Odyssey (formerly Orbit) which combines popular symphonic pieces with high definition film that features NASA images from various space explorations. The Symphony will host many other popular classical artists including Emanuel Ax, John Adams (conducting his own music) James Gaffigan, Yefim Bronfman and many, many more. But where would classical music be without Pop Music?! The Houston Symphony proudly presents an amazing array of some of the best Pop artists in the world! Audiences will be wowed by Pop artists Megan Hilty from Smash, Sean Saves the World, and Chris Botti. Now if that wasn’t enough, The Pops Finale will be hosted by super-star Sigourney Weaver! Houston Symphony is the classical super-star of Texas and is throwing a 100 year Centennial celebration that will set the stage for another 100 years of phenomenal music that graces the great city of Houston. TTW salutes one of the finest symphonies in the world and passionately celebrates with the great city of Houston as they usher in another 100 years of greatness! Bravo Houston Symphony- Bravo!