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Houston Symphony Cancels POPS Series Opener Due to the Impact of Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON (Aug. 29, 2017) – The Houston Symphony announced today the cancellation of the first subscription concert of the BBVA Compass POPS Series, Ella at 100, due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

The performances were originally scheduled to take place Sept 1-3 at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (615 Louisiana Street) in Houston’s Theater District, which received some water penetration. While the Jones Hall stage and auditorium show no discernible damage, all levels of the Theater District Garages are flooded and are therefore completely unusable. They will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Ticket holders will be contacted by a Patrons Services representative at a future date to assist them with exchanges or ticket donations. For information, please visit

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During the 2017-18 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fourth season with Music Director Andrés Orozco- Estrada and continues its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. The Houston Symphony, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas, held its inaugural performance at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $33.9 million, the full-time ensemble of 88 professional musicians presents nearly 170 concerts annually, making it the largest performing arts organization in Houston. Additionally, musicians of the orchestra and the Symphony’s four Community-Embedded Musicians offer over 900 community-based performances each year, reaching thousands of people in Greater Houston. For tickets and more information, please visit or call 713-224-7575.

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