- $15 for mezzanine seating (up to a $35 value)
- $25 for orchestra seating (up to a $55 value)
- Prodigious beginnings: At 28, the Norwegian violinist has already been performing for 16 years—she debuted with the Oslo Philharmonic at the tender age of 12.
- Curriculum violin-tae: She’s performed with such renowned orchestras as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and Toronto Symphony.
- The music: Ms. Frang brings her hallmark expression to pieces such as Mendelssohn’s Sonata in F Major, Schubert’s Fantasie in C Major, and Lutoslawski’s Ad Libitum.
Society for Performing Arts
Jesse H. Jones, a businessman, philanthropist, and member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's cabinet, knew what he wanted for Houston: more art. Before his death in 1956, Jones set in motion a plan to create a new cultural center for the city, and under the leadership of his nephew John, the Jones Hall became a reality. To keep the ushers from getting lonely on nights when the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera weren't playing the younger Jones created the Society for Performing Arts.
The SPA brought Carol Channing to Jones Hall in its first season and later grew to be the largest such arts organization in the southwest. It's even expanded from its majestic flagship venue to fill another pair of theaters a couple of blocks away.