Tangoing with the Houston Symphony

April 9, 2014
by Ashley Roberts

Discovery Green is gearing up to celebrate some special anniversaries with a tango-inspired concert featuring the Houston Symphony, as we celebrate our sixth birthday and the Symphony commemorates their centennial! On April 22, join us for Tango and Tchaikovsky at Discovery Green, featuring tango music by Rene Casarsa, tango lessons from The Argentine Tango School of Houston, free Malbec wine tastings from Spec’s, and delicious empanadas from Phoenicia, all leading up to the first ever Houston Symphony performance at Discovery Green! The free festivities begin at 6:30 pm.

At our April 22 event, the Houston Symphony will perform the tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (a set of four tango compositions representing the four seasons) by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. Concertmaster Frank Huang will be featured as soloist.

We’re proud to make performance art accessible to Houston natives and visitors alike through our partnership with the Houston Symphony, one of Houston’s most renowned cultural organizations. Like Discovery Green, the Symphony has a strong desire to reach and engage the community, and is committed to partnering with organizations like ours, which offer free and culturally relevant programs and entertainment.

We’ve got a lot to celebrate this sixth birthday, and we hope you’ll join us! Every year, our park connects and enriches the lives of more than 1.2 million people through more than 600 free events like this one.

For more information on the Tango and Tchaikovsky event, click here.