At the Houston Symphony, we live to bring great music to our community. There is no substitute for a live orchestral performance, but while concerts and community activities are on hold, you can still find ways to enjoy and support your Symphony.


The Symphony will no longer air broadcasts on Houston Public Media as of November 2020. While it’s disappointing to see this collaboration come to an end, we are grateful for the exemplary support that Houston Public Media has shown over the years. The available material and resources to produce broadcasts have been diminished as both organizations grapple with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. For orchestral music fans who want to continue to enjoy the sounds of the Houston Symphony in the comfort of their homes, our 2020–21 season Classical and POPS concerts are available via livestream.

Other ways to listen:

Members of the Houston Symphony perform "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
Happy holidays from the Houston Symphony! This year, we appreciate our audiences more than ever for supporting us through 2020. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season, from all of us to you!
Members of the Houston Symphony perform "O Holy Night"
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all us at the Houston Symphony! Enjoy this performance of "O Holy Night," featuring Eric Halen, co-concertmaster, & led by Michael Krajewski, from our Very Merry POPS.
Musical Life: MuChen Hsieh, principal second violin
Get to know MuChen Hsieh, principal second violin as she walks you through a day in the life of a Houston Symphony musician.
Musical Life: Judy Dines, flute
Get to know Judy Dines, flute, as she walks you through a day in the life of a Houston Symphony musician.
Musical Life: Joan DerHovsepian, acting principal viola
Get to know Joan DerHovsepian, acting principal viola, as she walks you through a day in the life of a Houston Symphony musician.
Musical Life: Jonathan Fischer, principal oboe
Get to know Jonathan Fischer, principal oboe, as he walks you through a day in the life of a Houston Symphony musician.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts José Rozo Contreras, Vals and Trio from Suite Sinfónica Tierra Colombiana
An excerpt from a 2014 concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre, this originally aired as an ABC-KTRK special celebrating Andrés Orozco-Estrada's inaugural season as Houston Symphony music director.
The Cosmos–An HD Odyssey featuring Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, fourth movement
A TV special with the 2016 world premiere of Cosmos–An HD Odyssey, featuring the Houston Symphony's performance of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, combined with a film by Duncan Copp. Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Houston Symphony Music Director.
Elgar's Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Elgar's Nimrod in Poland on the Symphony's 2018 European Tour 2018.
Finale to Stravinsky's Firebird (ballet score)
The Houston Symphony performs the thrilling finale of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird (full ballet score) with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded live at Jones Hall in September 2019.
Moment of Music with Carlos Andrés Botero: No. 38, Carlos's Daily Routine
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero entails? He answers this viewer-submitted question, and shares how he stays inspired, in a new Moment of Music video. Listen to the playlist
Moment of Music with Carlos Andrés Botero: No. 37, Choosing Who Plays What in an Orchestra
You asked, we answered! Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero answers the first of your viewer questions, this one from Kimberly R. about the instruments musicians play. Listen to the playlist
Moment of Music with Carlos Andrés Botero: No. 36, When to Clap During a Concert
To clap or not to clap? In preparation for the start of a new season, Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero discusses this sign of appreciation and explains how composers such as Schumann, Mozart, and Mahler viewed applause.

BLOGS

Toast to 2021: Cocktails Inspired by A Big Band New Year

To welcome in 2021, the Houston Symphony’s Bank of America POPS concert In the Mood: A Big Band New Year, revisits an epoch of music that celebrated youth with energetic melodies, jaunty rhythms, and creative freedom of expression. In preparation, we put together a collection of five cocktails that characterized the nightlife of the 1940s.

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Big Band New Year Q&A: Allen Barnhill, principal trombone & John Parker, assoc. principal trumpet

The new year is off to a swingin’ start as we prepare for our next Bank of America POPS Series concert, In the Mood: A Big Band New Year on January 8–10, led by principal POPS conductor Steven Reineke.

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Cooking with the Johnsons

Get a glimpse into Associate Principal Horn Robert Johnson’s traditions with his family—his wife, Ariella Perlman, and their three sons, Ezra, Reuben, and Avi—as they got to work making potato latkes for the first night of Hanukkah.

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Mornings with Megan, No. 6: Colors
Red, blue, yellow, and all the colors in between! Megan Conley, Houston Symphony principal harp, explores the color of music in this Mornings with Megan video for babies and toddlers.
Mornings with Megan, No. 5: Opposites
Fast & slow, high & low! Megan Conley, Houston Symphony principal harp, explores opposites in classical music in this Mornings with Megan video for babies and toddlers.
Mornings with Megan, No. 4: Music around the World
The harp is one of the oldest instruments in the world! Hear how different cultures have created harp music as Megan Conley, Houston Symphony principal harp, performs pieces from Ireland, Argentina, and more.

Livestream Packages Available

Live from Jones Hall Livestream Packages for Classical, POPS, and Family Series now on sale.