Midnight in Paris & Vienna

On the last day of 2016, my family and I attended a performance by the Houston Symphony to commemorate New Year’s Eve. Christopher James Lees conducted the event, subtitled Midnight in Paris & Vienna!, which was precisely as advertised: an exhilarating tour through classic pieces from and about France and Austria. One highlight of the evening occurred when Mr. Lees, turning to face the audience, conducted us in clapping at various speeds and intensities to transform the audience into part of the orchestra, which was a splendidly executed and greatly entertaining feat. This was certainly a memorable musical experience.

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