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:

Mark Nuccio, principal clarinet, on Copland's Clarinet Concerto
Mark Nuccio, principal clarinet, takes center stage on March 12, 13 & 14 as he performs Copland's Clarinet Concerto, a piece he likens to waking up on a Sunday morning.
Music for the Times with Robin Kesselman, principal double bass
Robin Kesselman, principal double bass, discusses Richard Strauss's "Metamorphosen" and the parallels between when the piece was written and the present day.
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

Director of Artistic Planning Rebecca Zabinski on Women in Music

To close out the end of Women’s History Month, we spoke with Director of Artistic Planning Rebecca Zabinski about inspiring women in the orchestral world—from composers who pioneered the path for future generations and influential women in music today transforming the classical landscape as we know it.

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A Bach Easter: Q&A with Guest Conductor Jane Glover

This April, we welcome renowned Baroque specialist and conductor Jane Glover to the teak walls of Jones Hall to lead the orchestra in a spirited Easter weekend program highlighting Bach’s sacred cantatas.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and the Houston Symphony is marking the occasion by talking with Joan DerHovsepian, acting principal viola; Aralee Dorough, principal flute; and MuChen Hsieh, principal second violin; about their musical influences and the women that have inspired and helped them along the way.

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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

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