- One ticket to see Edvin Marton – Stradivarius Show
- When: Friday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Wortham Center – Brown Theater
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $46 for rear orchestra seating (up to a $93.50 value)
- $54 for mid-orchestra seating (up to a $108.50 value)
- $61 for front orchestra seating (up to a $123.50 value)
- $69 for premiere orchestra seating (up to a $138.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Edvin Marton – Stradivarius Show
In 1697, St. Paul's Cathedral opened in London, Charles Perrault published his Mother Goose Tales, and Antonio Stradivarius crafted a violin. Today, only eight other instruments in the world share this instrument's impeccable condition, and this one is particularly special—it is said to have been played by legendary virtuoso Paganini. But rather than being confined to a museum or hung above the fireplace of a particularly intense music fan, the violin still echoes with remarkable tone on stage, thanks to the talents of Edvin Marton.
That skill manifested itself at an early age—Hungarian-born Edvin was already playing the violin by the age of five. By the time he reached twelve, he was performing with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and studies at Juilliard followed. But despite his classical training, Edvin always had a flair for the theatrical, layering the sounds of his violin with contemporary beats and collaborating with world-renowned figure skaters. That unique style is on full display during his live performance, which blends Edvin's own compositions with re-imagined classics.
####Wortham Theater Center The construction of Wortham Theater Center was truly a community effort. Amid the recession of the 1980s, over 3,500 locals donated funds to open a new arts center—and most of them gave $100 or less. But that determination paid off, and today, the venue gives back to those supporters by staging a variety of entertainment in its sleek, modern confines. Its two spaces—the Roy and Lillie Cullen Theater and the larger Alice and George Brown Theater—host companies-in-residence Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera, as well as touring productions and time-traveling William Shakespeares.