Grammy Winner Common will join Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony for one great night on September 4.
The award-winning singer and activist will perform songs from his new album “Let Love” debuting August 30th and some of his other most notable songs. Common has remained in the music industry as an influential person since his debut album “Can I Borrow A Dollar?” in 1992. Common won his first Academy Award with John Legend for their original song Glory in Ava DuVerynay’s movie Selma.
Common has worked alongside Reineke, Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor and other symphony orchestras. They began with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Reineke then created a program just for Common. They also performed with the San Francisco Symphony and the Chicago Symphony. Common told WBEZ Chicago, “Hip-hop has a spontaneity to it and a freedom to it whereas orchestras and symphonies perform with written music, so you know what bar you’re going to end. It makes me stay on my toes.”
Common and the Houston Symphony perform on September 4th at 7:30 at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now here.
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