Music Director • Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair
“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
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.
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 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.
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.