Houston Symphony Offers Free Admission to Hurricane Refugees

Classic Arts News   Houston Symphony Offers Free Admission to Hurricane Refugees
The Houston Symphony has joined the Fort Worth Symphony in offering free admission for this weekend's concerts to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Tonight and on September 3 and 4, seating in the balcony of Jones Hall is free to anyone with a driver's license from Louisiana, Alabama, or Mississippi.

The concerts feature songs from Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Funny Girl, Sweet Charity, and other musicals. The soloists are Broadway stars Lisa Vroman, Jan Horvath, and Debbie Gravitte.

"It's the great music of Broadway," said Matthew VanBesien, the orchestra's executive Director and CEO. "We want to invite those folks who have come here to get away from the devastation of Katrina to relax and enjoy themselves for a few hours."

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