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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:
Principal POPS Condcutor Steven Reineke invites you to watch from home as he leads a Houston Symphony performance of hit songs from Broadway musicals both past and present. Join us for an evening showcasing the Best of Broadway on September 5.
Mozart's Symphony No. 38 is called the "Prague" Symphony after the city where it premiered in 1768. The Houston Symphony performs the finale in the clip recorded live on August 22, 2020.
Mozart was 24 when he composed this work, his only chamber piece for oboe. A quartet of Houston Symphony musicians, led by Jonathan Fischer, principal oboe, perform the finale in this clip recorded live on August 15, 2020.
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.
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.
Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Elgar's Nimrod in Poland on the Symphony's 2018 European Tour 2018.
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.
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
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
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.
O Beautiful! “American Strings” Spans More Than a Century of Music
On November 20–22, Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke returns to Jones Hall for the next Bank of America POPS Series concert American Strings: From Folk to Film, a celebration of American music performed by the Houston Symphony strings section.
The Sound of Psycho
Perhaps no film-and-music pairing is as iconic as Psycho’s infamous shower scene and the shrieking string theme by which it’s accompanied. As the onscreen action takes a horrifying turn, the soundtrack turns from silence to a jarring, chaotic eruption that mirrors Marion Crane’s screams and heightens the shocking brutality as it unfolds.
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 the one night of the year when the macabre is met with delight.
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.
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.
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.
- Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall: Offering free digital access for 30 days. Includes upcoming May, and June concerts
- Frankfurt Radio Symphony: Concerts featuring Andrés Orozco-Estrada are available to watch for free
- The Metropolitan Opera: Nightly Opera Stream
- Yo-Yo Ma playing #SongsofComfort
- Gramophone.co.uk: Online streamed concerts and opera guide