After a year that reminded so many of us just how valuable live musical experiences are, our upcoming season promises to be one of the most emotional and highly anticipated in our 108-year history. From Beethoven 5 and 9 to Return of the Jedi on the big screen and music of Aretha Franklin, there are so many exciting concerts in store! Subscription packages are a great way to get the very most out of the season, offering savings, early access to the best seats, exclusive privileges, and more. Read on for some of the top benefits of joining our subscriber family!
1. Treat yourself to a year of world-class live performances
Each Houston Symphony performance is a chance to experience awe-inspiring masterpieces performed at the highest level, to see the most amazing guest artists the world has to offer, and to enjoy a special night out you’ll remember forever. With a subscription, your concert dates will be set in advance, allowing you to plan ahead and have an entire year of performances to look forward to.
2. Save money
As a thank you for buying multiple concerts, your subscription package includes a built-in discount compared to the equivalent number of single tickets. Prices for our most in-demand performances will rise throughout the season, but you lock in your concerts at the lowest rate.
3. Enjoy your concerts from the best seat…
Subscribers receive exclusive early access to prime seats before they go on sale to the public.
4. …And keep your seat, year after year
When you subscribe to a curated Classical or POPS package of 6 concerts or more, you can sit in the same seat for all of your concerts, and can renew the same seat next season.
5. Plans change? No problem.
If you can’t attend a concert in your series, call our Patron Services Center to exchange into another upcoming performance. Classical subscribers of 5+ concerts, POPS subscribers of 6+ concerts, and Pick Your Own subscribers of 6+ concerts can exchange for no fee, and all other subscribers can exchange for a $5 fee.
6. Support your orchestra
Your subscription purchase is one you can feel good about. In addition to the many benefits for you, subscriptions provide essential financial support to the Symphony, allowing us to continue presenting the world’s greatest guest artists in Houston, helping us bring musical experiences to thousands of children in our community, and so much more.
7. Receive insider presale access
Subscribers receive exclusive presale access to all performances—including blockbuster special concerts—guaranteeing that you always receive the best seats and never miss out on tickets.
8. Buy extra tickets at a discount
Add on any Classical or Bank of America POPS Series concert at a 10% discount.
9. Expand your musical horizons
From masterpieces that have captivated listeners for hundreds of years to music by today’s most talented composers, your concerts will likely include a mix of music that’s familiar to you and music that’s new. Throughout the season, you’ll deepen your musical knowledge, and you’re bound to discover some new favorites!
10. There’s a subscription package for every lifestyle, price point, and taste
Buy as few as 3 concerts or as many as 18, select from our curated packages or pick your own concerts, attend at Jones Hall or livestream from home, attend Classical concerts, POPS, or both—no matter what musical experience you’re looking for, we have a package that’s right for you! 3 concerts and $138 is all it takes to subscribe, and unlock all the savings and benefits that come with it.
Not sure where to start? These popular packages are great for first-time subscribers!
3- or 4-concert POPS Package
Choose from 5 mini-packs with concerts including Return of the Jedi, Aretha: Queen of Soul, and Pink Martini.
5-Concert Classical Package
Includes beloved masterpieces, including Beethoven 5, The Nutcracker, The Carnival of the Animals, and Mahler 2.
Pick Your Own Package
Choose 3+ concerts—Classical, POPS, or both—to build your perfect season.
Questions about subscribing?
Our Patron Services team is here to help! Call 713.224.7575, 12 noon–6 p.m., Monday–Saturday.
2 responses to “10 Reasons Why You Need to be a Houston Symphony Subscriber”
I believe I am already a subscriber for the upcoming season. If this is not the case, please alert me!
Hi Susan, you are set up for next season. Thanks for being a Houston Symphony subscriber!