“I have put my whole soul into this work…” –Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky’s ardent, deeply felt final Symphony awakens us to a universe of emotion, from wild euphoria to desolate caverns of despair. Get ready for a visceral, edge-of-your-seat experience when the Houston Symphony performs this unforgettable masterwork, known for its haunting conclusion that fades to black. Pristine, ethereal beauty meets frenetic energy in Shostakovich’s razor-sharp concerto, featuring unparalleled superstar Vadim Gluzman.

Pre-Concert Activities: Attend the Prelude pre-concert discussion, held 45 minutes prior to each Classical concert. Prelude is led by our Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero, and sometimes features guest artists or orchestra members.


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OUTI TARKIAINEN Midnight Sun Variations (N. American premiere)
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


2023–24 Season Just Announced!

From Beethoven, Lang Lang, and Carmina burana to The Music of Queen, Star Wars, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, there are so many exciting concerts in store!