We kicked off 2022 with world-renowned musical ensemble Pink Martini as part of our Bank of America POPS series and welcomed back former Houston Symphony Music Director Christoph Eschenbach to conduct Beethoven and Brahms Symphony No. 1.
In March, we celebrated former Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with a two-week long “Andrés Fest” and a commemorative star plaque outside of Jones Hall and a proclamation by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
We bid farewell to Andrés in April with Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony and welcomed Juraj Valčuha, then Music Director Designate, in May with a thunderous performance of Beethoven Symphony No. 9.
Throughout the spring we featured phenomenal performances by a wide variety of guest artists and our own Houston Symphony musicians.
Our annual Wine Dinner and Collector’s Auction, 2022 Ball presented by Phillips 66, and spring annual fund campaign raised over $2,670,000 for our Education and Community Engagement initiatives.
Over the summer, we returned to Miller Outdoor Theatre, hosted free concerts in communities around Houston, and performed five shows at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts as a part of our Summer Sounds series presented by Stella Artois, including a special performance celebrating 75 years of Indian independence featuring the world premiere of Mahatma Symphony with violin icon Dr. L. Subramaniam and vocalist Kavita Krishnamurti.
Opening Night in September celebrated Music Director Juraj Valčuha’s Inaugural Weekend with an incredible performance of Verdi’s Requiem and our Opening Night Concert & Gala sponsored by ConocoPhillips.
The breathtaking acrobatic acts of Cirque de la Symphonie kicked of our Bank of America POPS Series.
In October, we welcomed children of all ages to Jones Hall to Celebrate Black Composers as a part of our PNC Family Series.
A new partnership was launched with the DeLUXE Theater in Houston’s Fifth Ward Cultural Arts District and AFA to establish DeLUXE K!ds in Harmony, a community-based education program to provide violin lessons to elementary school students.
Guest artists from across the world joined us this fall along with stunning performances by Houston Symphony musicians.
Festive performances of Handel’s Messiah and Very Merry Pops closed out the year.