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David Adickes Silent Auction

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Houston, Texas – January 25, 2024—Symphony North of Houston announced a David Adickes silent auction for its February 11, 2024, concert.

Symphony North of Houston is grateful to announce David Adickes has donated four of his famous composer giclées to be auctioned at its Winter, February 11, 2024, 4:00 PM concert at Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas. Admission to our concerts is by donation at the door, or patrons may donate online. This concert will be under the expert baton of Symphony North’s principal conductor, Dr. Karl Blench.

The auction will be a silent one.  Attendees will have the chance to bid before the concert and during intermission.  The winning bidders will then receive their painting at the end of the concert. All proceeds go to Symphony North, Inc, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

David Adickes

David Adickes, born January 19, 1927, in Huntsville, Texas is a famous sculptor and painter. His most notable work is the iconic, 67-foot-tall statue of Sam Houston. As you drive north of Houston on Interstate-45 towards Huntsville, you cannot miss the stunning statue in the foreground of Sam Houston National Forest. The statue was completed in 1994 and was constructed of 30 tons of concrete and steel. 

Sam Houston Statue

David is also famous for his composer giclées, including Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Sibelius which will be auctioned via a silent auction at Symphony North’s February 11, 2024, Winter Concert. Also, at the concert Symphony North will be playing his Mary’s Waltz.

Mary’s Waltz

David has a long affinity for the waltz.  For him, it is a dance that brings people together.  Historically, he is correct in that the dancers danced in a closed position and were always in contact with each other. When David first described Mary’s Waltz to arranger Dr. Karl Blench, he immediately compared the structure and feel of the music to that of the king of the waltz himself, Johann Strauss II.  Like in many of the Strauss waltzes, Adickes’ waltz contains distinct sections each with its own unique melody and mood.  The first melody that is heard also returns at the end, again like in a Strauss waltz.  

David is fortunate to have two Marys in his life.  First, is his daughter, for whom Mary’s Waltz is written and dedicated to.  Second is his granddaughter, a budding ballerina, who David hopes to have her dance to Mary’s Waltz in the future.

For More Information:

Phone:(281) 803-9127
Mail:21175 State Highway 249 No. 222 Houston, TX 77070-1655
Concert Venue:Salem Lutheran Church
22601 Lutheran Church Rd
Tomball, TX 77377

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