The 21-22 Season

The 2021-22
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We look forward to safely welcoming our community back to Jones Hall as, together, we experience the joy, emotion, and unifying power of live music once again.

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Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Music Director • Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair

A Note from Andrés

“It is with great feelings of pride, excitement, gratitude, and nostalgia as my time here comes to a close, that I invite you to fully experience my last season as Music Director and join me as we celebrate our collaborations. Following one of the most unusual seasons for all of us, this season is one that, while still facing many unknowns, promises to be the most memorable yet."

– Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Music Director
Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair

2021–22 is a season in which we celebrate Andrés Orozco-Estrada in his final year as Music Director. Relive the most memorable moments of Andrés’s outstanding tenure with the Houston Symphony.

Yefim Bronfman

“A marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura.”
Chicago Tribune

Emanuel Ax

“His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays.”
Los Angeles Times

Augustin Hadelich

"One of the outstanding violinists of his generation” (The New York Times), Grammy Award-winning violinist and Houston favorite
Augustin Hadelich returns.

Simone Lamsma

Hailed for her “brilliant…polished, expressive, and intense” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) playing, Simone Lamsma’s recent New York Philharmonic debut captivated audiences and critics alike.  

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

The Force is back as the final film in the original Star Wars trilogy projects on the big screen in Jones Hall, with every note of
John Williams’s iconic score played live.

Pink Martini

Say “oui” to an exhilarating fusion of samba, cabaret, and vintage jazz as international phenomenon and Houston favorite Pink Martini returns.

Very Merry POPS

Gather with loved ones in the decorated splendor of Jones Hall for the Symphony’s annual holiday concert!

Once Upon a Time: Alan Menken’s Broadway

Be Our Guest for a concert spotlighting unforgettable, nostalgic hits from screen-to-stage musicals performed by Broadway vocalists.

Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Songbook

With his unmistakable gravelly voice, expressive scat singing, and virtuosic trumpet sound, Louis Armstrong changed music forever and made the whole world smile. Join us as we travel back to the golden age of jazz.

A Violin Legend

Artistic Partner Itzhak Perlman

Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, Itzhak Perlman is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. The Houston Symphony is thrilled to welcome Perlman back to Jones Hall as the orchestra’s first-ever Artistic Partner. In this multi-season partnership, audiences will have the chance to experience his gifts as concerto performer, recitalist, educator, and more.

Opening Night

Opening Night with Renée Fleming

The season kicks off with a special opening night concert, September 11, 2021, featuring superstar soprano Renée Fleming with Steven Reineke leading the orchestra.

Stream World-Class Performances From Home

Whether separated by six feet or thousands of miles, we are grateful for the opportunity to bridge distances, one note at a time. Hosted by Executive Director/CEO John Mangum, tune into world-class performances from the comfort of your home through our Live from Jones Hall Series.

The Houston Symphony's livestreaming is supported by
a generous gift from Barbara J. Burger.

Detailed programming for the 2021–22 Season will be announced later than usual as we work through ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic. Full programs will be announced as soon as confirmed, and subscribers may freely exchange concerts in their series for other Classical or POPS concerts.

While we are optimistic that the majority of the upcoming season can be presented with minimal restrictions, social distancing and safety measures will stay in place for as long as needed to ensure a safe concert experience for all. Should distancing be necessary, subscribers will be relocated on a concert-by-concert basis to accommodate social distancing protocols.

Renewing Subscribers: Renew your series

New Subscribers: To be notified when seats become available sign up for our waitlist, or view livestream packages.

Subscribers Receive Exclusive Perks

First access to newly added special performances
10% discount on all Classical and Bank of America POPS add-ons
Plans change? No problem. Exchange any concert in your package for another Classical or POPS concert, free of charge.

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