I just came home and turned on my computer, checked my email, and saw a note that the Houston Symphony's announcement of their 13-14 season was being webcast.
Clicked on the link, and the second the video loaded, the first thing I saw was a big picture of John Williams and heard them saying that he is coming HIMSELF and conducting here and Yo-Yo Ma too (I think Cello Concerto) and they are also doing film scores and there will be a MEET & GREET afterward. O.M.G.
I thought I had fallen into an alternate universe and had to pinch myself.
Next year is the Symphony's 100th anniversary, so there are a lot of awesome things happening. Right after they announced the JW concert, was mention of a performance of Mahler 8 with Eschenbach, which they are building a special stage extension for. And apparently John Adams is coming as well to conduct his new piece CIty Noir. And also, they have just named a new conductor who looks a lot like Gustavo Dudamel of the LA Phil.
This is all the info I know now on the JW concert, they don't even have the season brochure or concert listings up yet.
The very second I hear you can buy tickets, I'm in!
Who else is!
I live here now (I work at the Museum of Natural Science), so I would also be up for organizing whatever get-together etc. we would like to do.
Oh also - hello my beloved JWFan, yes I have been away too long, but I do lurk still!