10 Times Classical Music Starred in Movies

We’re kicking off Classical Music Month with 10 movies that feature classical favorites!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUt4DfGnyJQ 1. Amadeus (1984) Mozart, Requiem Winner of 8 Academy Awards, Amadeus interweaves the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with that of Antonio Salieri for a gripping meditation on the nature of genius—in all its mysterious, awe-inspiring, unpredictable glory. The film is … Continued

10 Reasons Why Aretha Is the Queen of Soul

On April 22, 23, and 24, the Houston Symphony pays tribute to Aretha Franklin, celebrated and known world-wide as the Queen of Soul. Despite the fact that she was one of the most famous people on the planet with one of the most distinctive voices the music industry has ever heard, there are still a … Continued

Halloween-Inspired Recipes

This Halloween, gather around the cauldron for some “double, double, ‘boil and bubble’” with this creative menu of family-friendly treats that is equal parts spooky and sweet. From munching on a hotdog mummy with bandages of dough, to serving up spine-tingling spaghetti and “eyeballs,” or wrapping up the evening with spider sandwich cookies, Halloween is … Continued

“Boo”zy Delights: Concoctions from the Cauldron

Bring in the Halloween season with these themed cocktail concoctions that are sure to put you in a spooky mood. Try these wickedly simple and delicious recipes, then experience classical music’s wildest ride—Symphonie fantastique—this Halloween weekend, October 29–31! Candy Corn Delight 2 oz. whipped cream-flavored vodka 3 oz. pineapple juice 2 oz. sour mix 2 … Continued

Rodgers and Hammerstein: The Men Behind the Magic

The lights are dimming, the audiences shuffle in, and the distant sound of instruments tuning up perfumes the air with their musical scent. From the first downbeat of the conductor’s baton, you are transported to another world—possible destinations include a dusty farm in the Oklahoma territory; the lush, green mountains of Salzburg; and the steamy … Continued

5 Fast Facts: Santino and Jessica Fontana

Show-stopping Broadway duo Santino and Jessica Fontana (yes, they are husband and wife!) return to the Houston Symphony to join Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke on May 28, 29 & 30 to close out the 2020–21 Bank of America POPS Series performing quintessential show tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein. From New York City to Houston, … Continued

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