Social Impact


The Houston Symphony is dedicated to connecting the music and musicians of the Houston Symphony with the diverse communities of Greater Houston through several initiatives including:

Broadening ACCESS to Symphony concerts and events for the underserved communities of Greater Houston who are limited by economic, geographic and/or physical barriers
Creating opportunities for CULTURAL EXCHANGE of musical traditions between Houston’s diverse communities and the Houston Symphony
Engaging communities that are underrepresented within Jones Hall and DIVERSIFY our audience
Presenting programs that improve the WELLBEING of people experiencing health, medical and life challenges

Community Concerts

The Houston Symphony provides free and reduced-cost orchestra concerts throughout Greater Houston for over 220,000 people each year. These concerts include Miller Outdoor Theatre concerts, Neighborhood Concerts, Fiesta Sinfonica, and concerts at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The Houston Symphony partners with schools and community organizations throughout Greater Houston to present free Neighborhood Concerts for the community. Concerts are conducted by Houston Symphony Assistant Conductor Yue Bao. Pre-concert lobby activities include an Instrument Petting Zoo and chamber music from partner schools.

Upcoming concerts include:

We complement healthcare services in Houston hospitals by using music as a tool to increase the quality of life for patients, families and caregivers.
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We partner with a variety of social service agencies throughout the Greater Houston area to enrich the lives of clients, empower individuals from all backgrounds, and bridge diverse communities through music.
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Our Music Literacy Workshop series is open to all ages and is designed to teach participants basic musical concepts. The course is offered multiple times throughout the year.
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The 2022–23 Season

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