Swing into 2021 with Houston Symphony’s In the Mood: A Big Band New Year at Jones Hall

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Start the new year on a swingin’ note at Houston Symphony’s In the Mood: A Big Band New Year at Jones Hall—and online—from Friday, January 8 to Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Led by San Antonio-based saxophonist and vocalist David Caceres, the Houston Symphony gets the new year rolling with a weekend of socially distanced big band concerts in the heart of Downtown.

Step into a different era with bombastic big band renditions of Sinatra’s “Come Fly with Me,” “Take the ‘A’ Train” by Duke Ellington, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” by Tony Bennett and more.

Houston Symphony’s big band throwback can also be enjoyed from home during a livestream performance on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

Social Distancing & COVID-19

Businesses and organizations in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

Although vaccines have been approved and distribution has begun, supplies are still limited. Health officials have severely cautioned that it will take until late spring 2021 before the U.S. might be able to expect a level of herd immunity. In the meantime, masks are strongly advised to help curb the increasing spread of COVID-19 this winter.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

Houston Symphony presents In the Mood: A Big Band New Year at Jones Hall & Online