Elvis Costello, the onetime post-punk rock star who now writes for opera singers and orchestras, comes to the Houston Symphony in 2005-06 season as part of its new series American Expressions.
The three concerts of American Expressions will focus on popular performers with distinct entertainment voices.
The series opens with the legendary pop singer Tony Bennett (Nov. 4) and continues with humorist Garrison Keillor (March 16, 2006).
Costello comes on April 13, 2006, with a suite from his new full-length ballet, Il Sogno, and, of course, his hit songs. (Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, Il Sogno is available on a Deutsche Grammophon CD with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra.)
All events will occur in Jones Hall.