LEGENDARY BAND THREE DOG NIGHT TO PERFORM WITH THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY ON JULY 13 AT JONES HALL
On July 13, the legendary music icons and Grammy®-nominated band, Three Dog Night, will join the Houston Symphony in an exciting performance lead by guest conductor Larry Baird. Blending their iconic style with orchestral instruments, Three Dog Night has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at the famous Abbey Road studios in London. Celebrating their 4th decade in popular music, Three Dog Night’s founding members and lead vocalists Cory Wells and Danny Hutton, original keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon and guitarist Michael Allsup will perform their greatest hits such as Mama Told Me (Not To Come),Joy to the World, Black and White, Shambala and One with the Houston Symphony on July 13 at Jones Hall.
SYMPHONY SUMMER IN THE CITY SERIES Jones Hall 615 Louisiana St. Houston, TX 77002 Friday, July 13, 7:30 PM Three Dog Night Larry Baird, conductor Tickets from $25 About Three Dog Night Grammy®-nominated legendary music icons Three Dog Night are celebrating their 4th decade, bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Three Dog Night’s hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today. Whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures, songs likeMama Told Me (Not To Come), Joy to the World, Black and White, Shambala and One serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night’s continuing popularity. In the fall of 2009, Three Dog Night began adding new songs to their arsenal by releasing their first double-A sided single in nearly 25 years. The ethereal a cappella ballad, Prayer of the Children, featuring the vocals of all 6 band members and their blistering performance of Heart Of Blues are available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers as well as at the band’s official website, www.threedognight.com. Three Dog Night has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, giving fans new and old a chance to experience their dynamic performances of the hits as well as two new songs. Recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios in London, the project was released to coincide with the band’s 35th Anniversary and added exciting new orchestral arrangements to Three Dog Night’s signature sound. Three Dog Night maintain an aggressive, year-round touring schedule of over 80 dates a year. Their well-loved hits plus some amazing new songs are performed for audiences spanning generations, by founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton on lead vocals, as well as original keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon and guitarist Michael Allsup. Paul Kingery (bass and vocals) and Pat Bautz (drums) complete the lineup. The band toured extensively in the late 1960’s and into the 1970’s, but in 1977, the non-stop concerts and hit-making took its toll. According to Cory Wells, "we just quietly backed out of the picture". Their desire to "get away" from the hectic world of pop music was relatively short-lived however, and by 1981 they discovered that they wanted to perform again. "The old magic was still there", noted Danny. Audiences agree. About the Houston Symphony During the 2012-13 Season, the Houston Symphony will be in its 99th year as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. Under the artistic leadership of Hans Graf, one of the orchestra’s longest serving music directors, the Symphony has established a reputation for innovative, powerful performances. With its Centennial Celebration on the horizon in 2013-14, the Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of over $25 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 280 concerts for 300,000 people annually.