September 6, 7, & 8
Following her Tony Award®–winning run in Hamilton, Broadway star Renée Elise Goldsberry returns to her childhood home of Houston for an unforgettable evening of beloved Broadway show tunes recognizable to young and old alike.
October 11, 12, & 13
Get ready for a European adventure like no other when best-selling travel author and PBS star Rick Steves comes to Jones Hall! The breathtaking sights of Italy, England, France, Vienna, Norway and more fill the giant screen while the Houston Symphony performs stirring selections like The Blue Danube Waltz, “Ode to Joy” and Pomp and Circumstance. Rick provides fascinating insight and cultural context at each stop.
Daniil Trifonov, piano
November 22, 23, & 24
One of the most iconic openings in all of classical music is spun into a staggering tour de force for the ages in Tchaikovsky’s wildly popular concerto. No one plays it better than Daniil Trifonov, an artist who “reaches places other pianists can only dream about” (Daily Telegraph).
Karina Canellakis, conductor
May 1, 2, & 3
Enter a world where witches shriek, severed heads roll and imagination knows no limit when Karina Canellakis conducts Symphonie fantastique, and feel the lyrical beauty and lively rhythms of Bruch’s treasured masterpiece, featuring the “stunning” (Chicago Tribune) Simone Lamsma.
Gil Shaham, violin
December 5, 7 & 8
Music is your gateway to velvet-black skies, celestial grandeur and starry expanses in a monumental world premiere by Houston Symphony Composer-in-Residence Jimmy López.
Emanuel Ax, piano
November 15, 16 & 17
“Ax’s greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes, we are totally captured.” –Los Angeles Times
Join Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony, alongside headliners Benjamin Grosvenor and Alisa Weilerstein, for a deep dive into the trials and the triumphs, the love and the madness, the man and the music.
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
January 30, Feb. 1 & 2
It captivated listeners so completely when first premiered that an immediate, mid-symphony encore was demanded. More than 200 years later, from Hollywood to the concert hall, the bewitching “Allegretto” from Beethoven’s Seventh speaks to the heart just as intently—a vast, brooding midnight amidst a Symphony of sunny exuberance and surging high spirits.
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
September 19, 21, 22
Magic springs from every moment of Stravinsky’s rapturous, red-hot Firebird, a masterpiece of orchestral innovation that soars through landscapes of wonder and enchantment, then roars its way to a heart-pounding finale. Bold brush strokes and bright primary colors fill Stravinsky’s canvas in his invigorating, classical-inspired concerto, and astounding star Leonidas Kavakos holds nothing back in his return to the Jones Hall stage.