HOUSTON (October 4, 2018) — The Houston Symphony is launching a new season of broadcasts on Houston Public Media’s (HPM) News 88.7 FM, airing Sunday nights at 8 p.m. with repeats airing on HPM’s Classical stream on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.
“We’re very happy to continue to partner with Houston Public Media to bring Houston Symphony broadcasts to the listening public,” said Houston Symphony Executive Director/CEO and holder of the Margaret Alkek Williams Chair John Mangum. “These broadcasts are an important way for us to make your Houston Symphony available and accessible in every way possible. And they allow concert-goers to relive some of their favorite musical experiences from recent seasons.”
“Houston Public Media is proud to carry on the tradition of being the radio broadcast home of the Houston Symphony,” said Houston Public Media Associate Vice President and General Manager Lisa Trapani Shumate. “We’re excited to carry a new season of performances to showcase the world class talents of its musicians and conductors.”
The Houston Symphony’s broadcast team comprises Executive Producer Vicky Dominguez, Grammy-Award-Winning Producer and Engineer Brad Sayles, and Associate Producer and Host Eric Skelly.
This weekend and next, the broadcasts feature 2018 Summer performances from Miller Outdoor Theatre featuring pianist Aaron Diehl in Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F conducted by Australian conductor Jessica Cottis (October 7) and Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition Silver Medalist Hyun Jae Lim performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor with Kensho Watanabe conducting. Future broadcasts this Fall include Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada leading the orchestra in Beethoven’s Sixth and Seventh Symphonies (October 28) and a concert performance of Beethoven’s opera Fidelio (November 4), with new performances of A Very Merry Pops (December 23) and Händel’s Messiah (December 30) airing in time for the holidays.
To see the broadcast schedule and programs, and to listen online, visit the Houston Symphony website at https://www.houstonsymphony.org/watch-listen-now/.
About the Houston Symphony
During the 2018-19 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its fifth 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.
The Grammy Award-winning Houston Symphony has recorded under various prestigious labels, including Naxos, Koch International Classics, Telarc, RCA Red Seal, Virgin Classics and, most recently, Dutch recording label PENTATONE. In 2017, the Houston Symphony was awarded an ECHO Klassik award for the live recording of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck under the direction of former Music Director Hans Graf. The orchestra earned its first Grammy nomination and Grammy Award at the 60th annual ceremony for the same recording in the Best Opera Recording category.
For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.