Love’s Philosophy

Saturday, October 8, 2022

7:30 pm - 9 pm

John Axelrod, Conductor

Mercury Chamber Orchestra
Wortham Center

501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002

Harvard alumnus (’88), John Axelrod, is the guest conductor for the Downtown Series Kick-off concert at the Wortham Center on Saturday, October 8th, and Harvard alumni are being offered a 50% discount on seats at the Saturday performance (see ticket link & details below)!  This is John's first performance appearance in Houston in over twenty years.  He is returning to guest conduct a program he's designed as "'a gift to the community he loves."  Click HERE to learn more about John Axelrod! 

Enjoy a unique performance of music that deals with some of the most profound human emotions: a deeply moving "musical love letter" from Mahler to his beloved wife, Leonard Bernstein on the true nature of love, and Ives asks deeper questions of existence itself.  Haydn's "Philosopher" symphony rounds out the program.  Harvard alumni get a 50% discount on tickets if ordered by September 30 (Use Promo Code LOVE for the Harvard discount).  Concert tickets start at $67 and you can order tickets online or by phone.  There are only a few Orchestra seats available, and a good seat selection in the Mezzanine level.

{50% discount offer to Harvard Alumni ends on Sept 30th}
There are two options for purchasing tickets, online or by phone. 
ONLINE: click HERE to order tickets online.  And, please note when ordering online, be sure to click on the menu item 'promo code' located in upper right corner on the same when you select your seats. 

 BY PHONE: You can also order tickets by phone: contact our performance representative Arely Castillo for help with seat selection and to purchase tickets.  Arely's phone number is 318-816-2278 and her email address is


Mercury's 2022 Opening Night will also celebrate long-time patron Lynn Wyatt with a post-concert seated dinner catered by Elegant Events in her honor.  For those interested, dinner tickets are $350 for Harvard Club Members  (click Here to purchase dinner tickets.)