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Going Lady Gaga Over Summer Concert Tickets

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So as many of you have probably heard, dance-pop superstar Lady Gaga’s July 25th performance at the Toyota Center sold out within…hours, I think.  It’s no secret then that Houstonians are gaga over the 23-year-old singer/songwriter with a flair for theatrics.  Not to worry, though, since the famed artist added another date on July 26th for an extension of the Houston portion of her “Monster’s Ball Tour.”

But what of fanatics are clamoring for Houston Symphony tickets?  I know what you’re thinking…”C’mon, that doesn’t happen with a Symphony concert,” you say.  Well, although we haven’t yet had a sell-out a la Gaga, I’d say the Symphony’s experienced its share of a ‘Gaga Effect’ of sorts this season.

Our four sold-out January performances of The Planets—An HD Odyssey (and praised performance in New York’s Carnegie Hall) resulted in a series of concerts to be unmatched in the Symphony’s history.  And it’s these performances that have inspired the addition of a fifth concert this summer (only a week before Gaga’s concert, in fact.  Hey, nothing prevents you from catching two concerts in two weeks, right?!)  Be sure to attend The Planets—An HD Odyssey plus Star Wars this summer for a taste of what Houston concert-goers have dubbed a true hit, with the addition of all-time favorite John Williams music from the legendary Star Wars movies.

In fact, we’ve just announced our 2010 “Symphony Summer in the City” concert series, which will also feature Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY.  Within hours of the announcement, Final Fantasy fans were on our site clamoring to get the best tickets in the house, together with an exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity with composer Nobuo Uematsu.  I think I may smell a sell-out.  Houston – let’s make it happen!

But back to Lady Gaga.  If you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy an interesting synergy with our third “Symphony Summer in the City” concert.  Gaga nicked her name from Queen’s song “Radio Gaga,” and has gained inspiration from the British rock band described as giving the greatest live performances ever.  You’ll not want to miss the Houston Symphony performing The Music of Queen on July 22.

Hear singer Brody Dolyniuk, who captures the sound and essence of Freddie Mercury, while the full orchestra and a rock band provide the power and harmony for a complete concert experience, including concert lighting and sound. This concert will feature music from albums such as Classic Queen, A Night at the Opera, Sheer Heart Attack, Jazz, News of the World, A Kind of Magic, The Works.

Houston, when was the last time you went ‘Lady Gaga’ over concert tickets?  We want to hear about it.  Leave a comment to share your story, and the writer of the best comment will win two tickets to their choice of one of our July concerts.


Written by glenn taylor

April 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

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  1. Carmina Burana…as a multimedia experience, this could be interesting. I know that traditional symphony goers scoff at these sort of concerts, but the symphony is a business and needs to sell its product to the masses. I say keep these types of concert series going. Get the people into the seats and maybe they will stay for Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.

    Heres another idea…

    Full concert versions of Musicals (using the Symphony Chorus and Big Name People in the leads):
    Les Miz, Phantom, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Chess, The Wild Party, Miss Siagon…etc.

    Classical cross-over performers can bring in big revenue for a symphony…even when the symphony musicians will hate the performers for their “lack of legitimacy” or lack of “artist value”.

    David Reams

    April 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

  2. There’s no doubt that Houstonians are very crazy over LAdy Gaga. She is creative, talented and very unique. Her touch brings a new flair to the pop culture and makes it more exciting

    Awning Patio Cover

    May 12, 2010 at 3:22 am

  3. some poeple hate Lady Gaga, but in my opinion Lady Gaga is just a very talented and unique artist `

    Sectional Garage ·

    November 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm

  4. Lady Gaga is the best female popstar, forget about Britney Spears. britney does not even come close to gaga ::~

    USB to Serial

    December 2, 2010 at 3:39 am

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