News Releases


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(713) 337-8560

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October 12, 2017

Houston Symphony Announces the Return of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets In Concert

October 11, 2017

Houston Symphony Brings Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho to Life With a Big-Screen Showing of the Film with Live Soundtrack

October 6, 2017

Houston Sympohny Returns to Jones Hall for Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony Featuring Acclaimed Cellist Johannes Moser

September 27, 2017

Houston Symphony Announces Further Performance Changes Due to Repairs to Jones Hall

August 31, 2017

Houston Symphony Cancels Performances Due to the Impact of Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017

Houston Symphony Cancels Pops Series Opener Due to the Impact of Hurricane Harvey

July 12, 2017

Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada To Lead Houston Symphony In Eight-Concert Tour Through Europe

July 11, 2017

Houston Symphony Brings Magical Experience From J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World To Jones Hall

July 7, 2017

Houston Symphony Executive Director & CEO Mark C. Hanson Tapped To Lead San Francisco Symphony

June 26, 2017

Video Games Live Returns to Houston Symphony with Brand-New Concert Featuring Music and Video from Popular Video Games

June 21, 2017

On Sale Now: Tickets for Houston Symphony 2017-18 Fall Concerts

June 14, 2017

Young Soloists Headline Second Weekend of Free Houston Symphony Concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre

June 12, 2017

Rising Violinist and Austrian Conductor Make Houston Symphony Debuts thsi Summer at Miller Outdoor Theatre

May 31, 2017

Houston Symphony Takes Movie Fans on a Trip Down Memory Lane with Screening of Jurrasic Park with Live Orchestra

May 15, 2017

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski Concludes Houston Symphony Tenure with Classic Broadway Concert

May 10, 2017

Explorer Descends on Jones Hall to Share from Daring Expeditions

June 12, 2017

Violinist and Conductor Make Houston Symphony Debuts at Miller Outdoor Theater

June 22, 2017

Houston Symphony Awarded $20,000 from National Endowment for the Arts

May 5, 2017

Houston Symphony Concludes Classical Season with Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Gil Shaham

May 2, 2017

Houston Symphony Collaborates with Local Dance Students for Modern Version Of Stravinsky’s Classic “Petrushka”

April 27, 2017

Houston Symphony Announces Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert

April 20, 2017

Houston Symphony Presents World Premiere of “Conquest Requiem,” a Musical Commentary on The Spanish Conquest of Present-Day Mexico

April 13, 2017

Houston Symphony Celebrates 55 Years of James Bond Films with Program of Franchise’s Most Iconic Songs

April 6, 2017

Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä Makes Houston Symphony Debut with John Corigliano’s The Red Violin Concerto

April 5, 2017

NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins Shares Stunning Images and Discoveries from NASA's Latest Venture to Mars 

March 23, 2017

 Houston Symphony and Andrés Orozco-Estrada Announce Contract Renewal Through 2022 

March 10, 2017

 Andrés Orozco-Estrada Leads Houston Symphony in Beethoven's Symphonies 6 & 7 

March 9, 2017

Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad Joins Houston Symphony for Beethoven's Fidelio

March 3, 2017

Pink Martini Returns to Houston Symphony with NPR’s Ari Shapiro 

March 2, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Ben Folds Returns to Perform Popular Hits and Acclaimed Piano Concerto with Houston Symphony

March 1, 2017

Houston Symphony Releases Final Disc in Recording Series Featuring Dvorák’s Last Four Symphonies

February 24, 2017

Guest Conductor Fabien Gabel Returns to Lead Houston Symphony in Lyrical Program Of Mendelssohn And Tchaikovsky

February 17, 2017

Young Opera Virtuosos Make Houston Symphony Debuts Under The Direction Of Former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach

February 13, 2017

Houston-Native Saxophone Virtuoso Timothy McAllister Joins Houston Symphony for John Adams Birthday Celebration

February 6, 2017

Powerhouse Vocalists Join the Houston Symphony in Brand-New Soulful Program of Music of Aretha, Prince, Beyoncé and More

February 3, 2017

Houston Symphony Celebrates Mardi Gras with Family Concert and "Carnival of the Animals" 

January 30, 2017

East Meets West in Houston Symphony Concert Celebrating Asia's Rich Musical Traditions 

January 26, 2017

Houston Symphony Relives the Magic of E.T. with a Screening of the Iconic Film and Live Performance of the Oscar-Winning Score 

January 24, 2017

Houston Symphony Announces Addition of Onstage Seating for Sold-Out Yo-Yo Ma Performance   

January 19, 2017

Principal Bass Robin Kesselman Makes His Houston Symphony Solo Debut

January 20, 2017

Houston Symphony Announces High School Residency Partnership

January 23, 2017

Houston Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season, Names Jimmy López New Composer-in-Residence

January 13, 2017

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin Returns to Jones Hall to Kick Off Rachmaninoff Recording Project

December 29, 2016

Rising Piano Virtuoso Behzod Abduraimov Makes Houton Symphony Debut

December 27, 2016

National Geographic Photographers Share Adventures and Unpublished Images Jan. 10

December 20, 2016

Cirque Artists Soar Above Orchestra in Exciting Display of Athleticism

December 1, 2016

Grammy Winner Leads Houston Symphony in Handel's Messiah

November 22, 2016

Houston Symphony Screens "It's a Wonderful Life" with Live Score Accompaniment

November 10, 2016

Houston Symphony Announces Change in POPS Season: R&B Hitmakers Replaces Stevie Wonder Tribute

November 2, 2016

Vocalist Ben Folds Performs with the Houston Symphony in One Night Only Performance

November 1, 2016

Acclaimed Crooner Tony DeSare Honors Ultimate Piano Men

October 20, 2016

Gramophone Artist of the Year Daniil Trifonov Returns to Houston

October 17, 2016

Leonidas Kavakos Returns to Houston in Dual Conductor/Violinist Role

October 13, 2016

Explorers and Scientists Bring Captivating Stories to Jones Hall through First National Geographic Live Speaker Series in Houston

October 10, 2016

Andrés Orozco-Estrada Appears with Houston Symphony for Concert at Houston Baptist University

October 5, 2016

Local Student Chorus and Spring Branch ISD Music Teacher Perform in First Family Concert of the Season

September 19, 2016

Houston Symphony Opens Classical Season with Mahler 1 and New Music from Young Composers 

September 13, 2016

Houston Symphony Presents 24th Annual Free Fiesta Sinfónica Concert to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 8, 2016

Academy Award Winner Sir Ben Kingsley Joins Houston Symphony for Opening Night Concert

September 2, 2016

Linda Eder Joins Houston Symphony to Pay Homage to Judy Garland

August 31, 2016

Violinist Rainel Joubert Joins Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musician Program After Extensive National Search

August 30, 2016

Seth MacFarlane Lends Voice to American Popular Songs and Jazz Standards in Houston Symphony Debut

August 29, 2016

Preview: Houston Symphony October 2016

August 26, 2016

Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to Legendary Rock Bands in Classic Rock Weekend

July 25, 2016

Preview: Houston Symphony September 2016

July 15, 2016

Final Fantasy Fans Treated to Orchestral and Visual Spectacular

July 13, 2016

Motown Sounds Lives on with Houston Symphony, Vocal Quartet Spectrum and Conductor Chelsea Tipton II

July 7, 2016

Large Crowds Expected at Houston Symphony's Fourth Annual Day of Music

July 3, 2016

Sir Ben Kingsley to Headline Houston Symphony's 2016-17 Opening Night Concert and Gala

July 1, 2016

Hundreds of Underserved HISD Students Receive Free Music Lessons as Part of Barbara Bush Literacy Camps

June 7, 2016

Houston-Raised Violinist Wins 2016 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition

May 20, 2016

Houston Symphony Offers More than Ten Free Concerts at Metro-Area Venues this Summer

May 16, 2016

Donors and Associate Conductor Robert Franz Honored with Awards at Houston Symphony Ball

May 11, 2016

Houston Symphony Concludes Season with World Premiere Performance of The Cosmos

May 1, 2016

Houston Symphony Releases Second Album in Mini-Series of Dvorak Recordings

April 20, 2016

Famed American Conductor David Zinman Appears with Houston Symphony to Lead Fauré Requiem

April 19, 2016

Houston Symphony Announces Ten Ima Hogg Competition Semi-Finalists 

April 13, 2016

Houston Symphony's "The Cosmos" Gets Additional Performance, Will Be Focus of TV Special

April 12, 2016

Houston Symphony Announces Blockbuster Summer Series at Jones Hall

April 6, 2016

Houston Symphony Celebrates Iconic Disney Classics for One Night Only

April 1, 2016

Revered Violinist Karen Gomyo Joins Houston Symphony for Performance of Mozart Violin Concerto

March 30, 2016

Houston Symphony May 2016: Season Concludes with World Premiere of "The Cosmos"

March 28, 2016

Houston Symphony's Free Third Annual Youth Orchestra Festival Showcases Popular Concert Works

March 25, 2016

Colorful Masterpieces Featured in Houston Symphony's "Ravel's Boléro" Concert

March 24, 2016

Houston Symphony Gives Premiere of Concerto by Late Oscar-Winning Composer James Horner 

March 21, 2016

Music of David Bowie Comes to Jones Hall this Summert

March 18, 2016

Houston Symphony Welcomes Superheroes to Jones Hall for Family Concert

March 16, 2016

Broadway and Television Star Matthew Morrison Joins Houston Symphony to Perform Stage & Songbook Favorites

March 11, 2016

Three Weeks of Beethoven Ends with Beethoven's Historic Ninth Symphony

March 9, 2016

Houston Symphony April 2016: Guest Conductors Lead Classical Concerts, Disney Program Brings Magic to Jones Hall

March 3, 2016

Houston Symphony Launches First Podcast, Deepening Connections with Audiences in Houston and Beyond

March 1, 2016

Houston Symphony Releases First Recording Under Direction of Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada

February 29, 2016

Music of Local Houston Composer Pierre Jalbert Featured Alongside Beethoven, Shostakovich in Houston Symphony Concert

February 26, 2016

Andrés Orozco-Estrada Kicks Off Three Weeks of Beethoven with Composer's Second and Eighth Symphonies

February 18, 2016

Dave Bennett Leads Sextet in Benny Goodman Tribute Concert

February 16, 2016

Houston Symphony March 2016: Boy Soprano and Chinese Vocalist Make Houston Symphony Debuts

February 10, 2016

Houston-Area Choruses Join the Houston Symphony to Celebrate African-American Composers

February 9, 2016

Argentine Cello Marvel Sol Gabetta Makes Houston Symphony Debut with Two Cello Concertos

February 8, 2016

Taiwanese-American Conductor Mei-Ann Chen Leads Houston Symphony in Lunar New Year Concert

February 2, 2016

Houston Symphony Restores the Big Screen for "Singin' in the Rain" with Live Orchestral Accompaniment

January 28, 2016

Houston Symphony Performs Brahms & Schumann with Guest Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja

January 25, 2016

Houston Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season

January 5, 2016

Houston Baptist Universtiy and Houston Symphony Offer FREE Community Concert

December 31, 2015

Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to John Williams with "Star Wars & More" Concert

December 17, 2015

Houston Symphony Preview: January and February 2016

December 8, 2015

Something Special Happens at the Houston Symphony During the Holidays

November 23, 2015

Houston Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Holiday Favorite "Home Alone" with Screening and Live Score Performance

November 19, 2015

Rising Young Conductor Makes Houston Symphony Debut in Program of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

November 13, 2015

Broadway Stars Make Houston Symphony Debuts in World Premiere Tribute to Carole King

November 4, 2015

Chamber Music and Works for String Orchestra Featured at Serenade for Strings Concert

October 23, 2015

New School Music Program to Bring Houston Symphony in Residence at Crespo Elementary

October 19, 2015

Houston Symphony Celebrates Frank Sinatra's Hundredth Birthday with "Sinatra's Centennial" Concerts

October 13, 2015

The Legend of Zelda Comes to Life at Jones Hall Through Epic Symphonic Music and Cinematic Video Experience

October 2, 2015

Piano Virtuoso Emanuel Ax Joins the Houston Symphony for Performance of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2

September 30, 2015

Houston Symphony and Mexican Institute of Greater Houston Present 11th Annual Free Lunada Concert at Miller

September 29, 2015

Houston Symphony and University of Houston Present Sphinx Virtuosi in Free Concert

September 23, 2015

Houston Symphony Performs Schumann Masterpiece with Dancers from University of Houston Dance Ensemble

September 22, 2015

"Musically Speaking" Explores Schumann's The Pilgrimage of the Rose with Houston Symphony Chorus and Soloists

September 18, 2015

Houston Symphony Announces Newly Created Musical Ambassador Position Aimed at Connecting Audiences with Orchestral Music

September 17, 2015

Houston Public Media News 88.7 to Broadcast Houston Symphony Concert Series on Sunday Evenings, Starting September 27

September 11, 2015

Houston Symphony Pairs Mahler's Timeless Fifth Symphony with World Premiere of STOMP for Orchestra

September 4, 2015

World-Famous Violinist Joshua Bell Headlines The Houston Symphony 2015-16 Opening Night Concert And Gala

September 1, 2015

Houston Symphony Kicks Off 2015-16 BBVA Compass POPS Season with A Tribute to The Beatles

July 28, 2015

Houston Symphony Performs Live Orchestral Accompaniment to Back to the Future in Honor of Film’s 30th Anniversary

July 24, 2015

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour Comes To Jones Hall

July 22, 2015

The Music of Michael Jackson Lives on with the Houston Symphony, Composer Brent Havens & Entertainer James Delisco

July 21, 2015

Hilary Hahn cancels appearance with Houston Symphony this fall; violinist Simone Porter to replace Hahn.

July 9, 2015

The Houston Symphony Presents a Free, Day-Long festival On July 12th, Showcasing Houston’s Diverse Musical Talent, Food Trucks And More

July 2, 2015

Houston Symphony Offers The Ultimate July 4 Celebration With Live Patriotic Music, Fireworks, Cannons, And More

July 1, 2015

Mark Nuccio Appointed Principal Clarinet of The Houston Symphony Beginning In 2015-16 Season

June 4, 2015

Houston Audiences Take Part In The Music-Making Experience At Jones Hall By Singing Along To Broadway Favorites

June 2, 2015

The Houston Symphony Brings More Than A Dozen Free Summer Community Concerts To Your Neighborhood

May 21, 2015

Composer Brent Havens and the Houston Symphony Introduce Pink Floyd Fans to Symphony Music

May 20, 2015

Margaret Alkek Williams Commits $5 Million to the Houston Symphony

May 15, 2015

Internationally-Acclaimed Speed Painter Makes Houston Symphony Jones Hall Debut in World Premiere of The Paintjam Concert Experience

May 8, 2015

Houston Symphony to Launch Unprecedented Program to Hire Supplementary Musicians to Serve the Diverse Community of Greater Houston 

Read the press release en Español

May 6, 2015

Andrés Orozco-Estrada Ends Season on a High Note, Leads the Houston Symphony and Grammy Award-Winning Soloist Kelley O’Connor in Mahler’s Third Symphony

April 29, 2015

Internationally-Acclaimed Lang Lang Returns to Houston to Help Close out the Houston Symphony 2014-15 Season

April 22, 2015

Grammy Award-Winning Violinist James Ehnes Returns to Houston to Perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto 

April 20, 2015

Young, Electrifying British Pianist to Shine on the Stage of Jones Hall in Houston Symphony Debut

April 17, 2015

Five Houston-Area Emerging Artists Compete for Grand Prize in National Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition

April 15, 2015

The Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to the Musical Legacy of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch

April 14, 2015

Houston Symphony Announces Epic Summer Concert Series at Jones Hall

April 9, 2015

Houston Symphony Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Iconic Children’s TV Series Schoolhouse Rock! with World Premiere Arrangements for Orchestra

March 11, 2015

U.K. Rocks Concert Features Broadway Talent Performing the U.K.'s Greatest Pop Music

March 10, 2015

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Returns to Houston with Celebrated Conductor Gilbert Varga

March 5, 2015

World-Renowned Clarinetist Performs with Andrés Orozco-Estrada in Copland and Dvorák

March 4, 2015

Blockbuster Concert Showcases Music from Some of the Most Well-Known Films of the Past 30 Years

February 6, 2015

French Pianist Lise de la Salle Makes Houston Symphony Debut Under the Baton of Distinguished Austrian Conductor Hans Graf

February 2, 2015

Legendary Violinist Itzhak Perlman Returns to Houston to Perform and Conduct

January 30, 2015

Multi-Faceted Entertainer Bernadette Peters to Perform Popular Broadway Songs with
the Houston Symphony

January 25, 2015

Broadway Star Sutton Foster Makes Houston Symphony Debut

January 24, 2015

Houston Symphony Announces 2015-16 Season 

January 6, 2015

Twin Piano Prodigies Join Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada in Mozart Concerto
For Two Pianos

December 11, 2014

The Earth—An HD Odyssey, Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s First Recording with the Houston Symphony, is released on DVD and Blu-Ray

December 5, 2014

The Houston Symphony Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

December 3, 2014

Andrea Bocelli Returns to Houston to Perform with the Houston Symphony and Chorus
at Toyota Center

December 2, 2014

Dual Residency with Filarmónica Joven de Colombia to Provide Exceptional Training for Young Musicians, Expanding the Houston Eymphony’s Educational Impact Internationally

November 23, 2014

Give Thanks For Beethoven With Andrés Orozco-Estrada and World-Class Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith

November 8, 2014

Two Heroic Beethoven Overtures Paired With The Dramatic Mozart Requiem

November 7, 2014

Houston's First Hispanic Music Director Offers New Spanish Dialogue Concert Experience Featuring Beethoven's Fifth Symphony