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Jones Hall for the Performing Arts is home to Houston Symphony, the Society for the Performing Arts, and the Houston Broadway Series. More than 400,000 visitors attend some 250 events annually.
Sixty-six foot ceilings, scarlet carpet, teakwood, and travertine marble greet visitors to Jones Hall. A uniquely designed moveable ceiling enables the auditorium to literally shrink or expand from 1,800 to 3,000 seats.
BALLET -- Swan Lake (June 23 to July 1, 2018, at Jones Hall)
Houston Ballet presents the return of Swan Lake by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM in Spring 2018. In this modernized production, the everlasting love between Prince Siegfried and the maiden-turned-white-swan Odette is tested by the evil knight Rothbart and his black swan enchantress, Odile. Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake utilizes Tchaikovsky’s full score as arranged for this three-act production. In his staging, Mr. Welch imbues the main characters with greater psychological complexity, and gives the work a twenty-first century pace. Mr. Welch, who collaborated with Mr. Fredrikson on Swan Lake, was inspired by John William Waterhouse’s painting, The Lady of Shalott (1888). Waterhouse (1849-1917) was a British Neo-Classical and Pre-Raphaelite painter well-known for works featuring female characters from mythology and literature. The painting, which is based on Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem by the same title, depicts a tragic maiden afloat on a lake. Mr. Welch commented, “When I saw this painting I said, ‘This is our Odette.’ Here is a woman, a young heroine, lost in a forest by a lake, touched by tragedy.”