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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 Debut0


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National Geographic Photographers Share Adventures and Unpublished Images Jan. 10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


November 2, 2014
 

Andrés Orozco-Estrada's 3 weeks of Beethoven Opens with the Epic Fifth Symphony on November 13-16


October 27, 2014
 

Concert Marks 25th Anniversary Milestone of Fall of Berlin Wall


October 22, 2014
 

Family Fun on the African Safari Featuring Music from The Lion King


October 16, 2014
 

Trumpeter & Singer Byron Stripling Plays Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz with the Houston Symphony


October 9, 2014
 

Conductor Laureate Hans Graf Returns to Join World-Class
Pianist and Houston Favorite Jon Kimura Parker


October 2, 2014

Young Talent Takes Center Stage as Critically-Acclaimed Performers Join the Houston Symphony in Scheherazade


October 1, 2014

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, in Collaboration with the Houston Symphony, Present
Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations®


September 18, 2014

Virtuoso Violin Sensation Sarah Chang Plays Barber’s Violin Concerto


September 11, 2014

Enjoy TV's Greatest Hits with the Houston Symphony


September 4, 2014

A Weekend of Free Concerts To Welcome New Music Director 
Andrés Orozco-Estrada


September 2, 2014

Renowned Pianist André Watts Performs Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto Conducted by New Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada


August 21, 2014

Tony Award®-Winning Actor and Comedian Jason Alexander Makes His Texas Symphonic Debut with the Houston Symphony


August 20, 2014

New Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season Opens with Celebratory "Bienvenido" Weekend


July 10, 2014

Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus, Dr. Charles Hausmann, Announces His Retirement After 28 Years; Named Houston Symphony Chorus Director Emeritus in Recognition of Exemplary Service 

Houston Symphony Announces the Appointment of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, Former Houston Symphony Chorus Associate Conductor, as Dr. Hausmann’s Successor


July 8, 2014

U.S. Premiere! Experience Latest Star Trek Movies with Live Orchestra

Houston Symphony Performs J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness—Films with Live Orchestra on July 18 and 19

Composer Michael Giacchino in Attendance for Both Performances and Available for Exclusive Meet-and-Greet


June 18, 2014

To Honor Revered Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Houston Symphony and Musicians Offer Concert Broadcast Audio Stream


January 10, 2014

2014-15 Season Announcement News Release
Electric First Season for Andrés Orozco-Estrada Unveiled in Multi-Media Blitz

 

 

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