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You can listen live every Sunday at 8 p.m. on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM on the radio or online, for weekly two-hour Houston Symphony broadcasts. The Sunday broadcasts repeat every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. on Houston Public Media Classical HD (88.7-2 on your HD radio) and online. See the broadcast schedule >

Listen to previously aired Sunday recordings, archived here for 30 days following their initial Houston Public Media broadcast.

JULY 5, 8 & 11 at 8 p.m.

Marek Janowski, conductor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2
WAGNER Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser
WAGNER Prelude to Act III from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Recorded October 25, 26 & 27 2019


JULY 26, 29 & AUGUST 1 at 8 p.m.

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
STRAVINSKY Scherzo fantastique
STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete ballet)
Recorded September 19, 21 & 22 2019


JULY 19, 22 & 25 at 8 p.m.

Krzysztof Urbanski, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano
CONNESSON Celephaïs from The Cities of Lovecraft
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
Recorded November 22, 23 & 24 2019


JULY 12, 15 & 18 at 8 p.m.

Fabien Gabel, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
Recorded November 15, 16 & 17 2019


Previously aired Sunday recordings will be archived on this page for 30 days following their initial broadcast. Some exceptions are noted on the broadcast schedule.

JULY 26, 29 & AUGUST 1 at 8 p.m.

Sunday: HPM News (88.7)
Wednesday & Saturday rebroadcast: HPM Classical (88.7-2)

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
STRAVINSKY Scherzo fantastique
STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete ballet)
Recorded September 19, 21 & 22 2019


AUGUST 2, 5 & 8 at 8 p.m.

Sunday: HPM News (88.7)
Wednesday & Saturday rebroadcast: HPM Classical (88.7-2)
Will not be archived for later use

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Mojca Erdmann, soprano
Nicholas Brownlee, baritone
Houston Symphony Chorus, Betsy Cook Weber, director
DVOŘÁK Te Deum
MAHLER Symphony No. 4 in G major
Recorded September 14, 15, 17, 2017

AUGUST 9, 12 & 15 at 8 p.m.

Sunday: HPM News (88.7)
Wednesday & Saturday rebroadcast: HPM Classical (88.7-2)

John Storgårds, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin
TARKIAINEN Midnight Sun Variations
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique
Recorded January 17, 18, 19, 2020

AUGUST 16, 19 & 22 at 8 p.m.

Sunday: HPM News (88.7)
Wednesday & Saturday rebroadcast: HPM Classical (88.7-2)

Dima Slobodniouk, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1
LISZT/GERSTEIN Totentanz
WIDMANN Con brio
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
Recorded January 30 & February 1 & 2, 2020

AUGUST 23, 26 & 29 at 8 p.m.

Sunday: HPM News (88.7)
Wednesday & Saturday rebroadcast: HPM Classical (88.7-2)

Schumann Festival
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, Spring
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
Recorded February 8–9 & February 15–16, 2020

AUGUST 30

Sunday: HPM News (88.7)
Wednesday & Saturday rebroadcast: HPM Classical (88.7-2)

Schumann Festival
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Brinton Averil Smith, cello*
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto*
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, Rhenish
Recorded February 9, 15, 2020
*Recorded November 28, 29, 30, 2014

Houston Symphony Live from Jones Hall: Janáček's Capriccio for Piano and Chamber Ensemble (excerpt)
The Houston Symphony's Live from Jones Hall livestream concert series features ensembles of Symphony musicians performing chamber selections, such as Czech composer Leoš Janáček's Capriccio for Piano and Chamber Ensemble. This video excerpts the finale of the piece, performed live on July 11, 2020
Houston Symphony Live from Jones Hall: Mozart's Wind Serenade in E-flat major, first movement
The Houston Symphony wind section performed Mozart's sparkling Wind Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major during the Symphony's Live from Jones Hall Series livestream concert on July 18, 2020. This excerpt features the first movement, Allegro maestoso.
Live from Jones Hall: Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, third movement
What does the Houston Symphony's Live from Jones Hall livestream concert series look & sound like? If you missed it on July 11, enjoy this excerpt: the third movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, led by Concertmaster Yoonshin Song.
Borodin, String Quartet No. 2, Notturno arranged for flute (Houston Symphony flute section)
Russian romantic composer Alexander Borodin is known for his stunningly beautiful melodies, most notably in his famous Notturno from his second String Quartet. Matthew Roitstein, Houston Symphony associate principal flute, was inspired to arrange this movement to play with fellow Houston Symphony flutists Aralee Dorough, Judy Dines, and Kathryn Ladner.
Finale: Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection with John Parker & Robert Parker
John Parker, Houston Symphony associate principal trumpet, virtually teamed up with his brother Robert Parker, Orchestra Iowa principal trombone, for a multi-instrument performance of the finale to Mahler's Resurrection Symphony.
Musicians At Home: Mozart's Symphony No. 41, Jupiter IV. Molto allegro
Even when concert halls go dark, the musicians play on. The greatest works of art have outlived human strife for centuries, always offering comfort to humanity through hardships not unlike current times. Mozart and his Jupiter Symphony have reached forward 250 years to offer a unifying beacon of hope for Houston Symphony musicians, who have poured all of our energy and love of music into this recording.
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. 31, Listening beyond Hearing
How do you experience music—by simply hearing, or by listening? Houston Symphony Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero discusses how focusing on listening can deepen your connection to music. Practice listening with Carlos's playlist
Moment of Music with Carlos Andrés Botero: No. 30, Elements of Music: Melody
What can you hum or whistle from a piece of music? Houston Symphony Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero breaks down melody, a basic element of music, in this latest episode. Carlos's playlist
Moment of Music with Carlos Andrés Botero: No. 29, Haydn's Humor
One of classical music's greatest pranksters, Joseph Haydn, is the topic for the latest Moment of Music with Houston Symphony Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero! Listen to some of the composer's most famous musical jokes

BLOGS

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Live from Jones Hall: A Q&A with Leonardo Soto & Matthew Strauss

Leonardo Soto, principal timpani, and Matthew Strauss, associate principal timpani and percussion, discuss some of the repertoire for the July 25 Live from Jones Hall concert that also showcases the talents of Brian Del Signore and Mark Griffith.

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Introducing Boson Mo, violin

Winner of Third Prize at the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, violinist Boson Mo joined the Houston Symphony in 2019. Get to know these remarkable musicians as they share their stories.

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About the Music: Mozart & Strauss

Ready for the second Live from Jones Hall livestream concert? Discover more about the night’s repertoire—Strauss’s deeply poignant Metamorphosen Realisation for String Septet and Mozart’s lyrical and graceful Wind Serenade in E-flat major.

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Mornings with Megan, No. 3: Imagination
When you imagine or pretend, you can go anywhere and do anything! Megan Conley, Houston Symphony principal harp, shows kids how to imagine their own stories when they hear music.
Mornings with Megan, No. 2: Harp Sounds
Loud, quiet, low, high, twinkly: harps make lots of special sounds! Megan Conley, Houston Symphony principal harp, demonstrates a few ways she makes beautiful music with her instrument. Stick around and drum along with Deep in the Heart of Texas!
Mornings with Megan, No. 1: Twinkle, Twinkle!
Megan Conley, Houston Symphony principal harp, performs Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on her harp and shows how anyone can make up new words to songs they know! Created for ages 1 to 4, Mornings with Megan features musical concepts and fun songs to share.

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