HOUSTON SYMPHONY

Houston Symphony Opens New Season This Weekend Includes Pnc Family Series Concerts, Harry Potter, And Fiesta Sinfonica

New Houston Symphony Music Director Juraj Valčuha launches his first season this weekend with Verdi’s epically-scaled Requiem, setting a new precedent for Houston Symphony opening nights that showcase the organization’s entire orchestral and choral complement onstage at once. Other hallmarks of Valčuha’s programming that we’ll see in the coming season include embracing programmatic themes that unify his multi-week appearances, exploring operatic repertoire in concert alongside great choral works from the symphonic repertoire, continuing to spotlight Houston […]

Juraj Valčuha Chooses Verdi’S Dramatic Requiem As The Inaugural Work Of His First Season As Houston Symphony Music Director

Featuring stellar quartet of vocal soloists: Ana María Martínez, Marina Prudenskaya, Jonathan Tetelman, and Dmitry Belosselskiy   Slovakian-born conductor Juraj Valčuha launches his first season as Houston Symphony Music Director, and Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair, with Verdi’s monumental, operatically-scaled Requiem. From the outset, Juraj sets a new precedent for Houston Symphony opening nights that showcase the organization’s entire orchestral and choral complement onstage at once. Part of the Frost Bank Gold Classics Series, there are […]

Houston Symphony Presents Cirque De La Symphonie, September 9–11

The Houston Symphony and Principal POPS conductor Steven Reineke return to the Jones Hall stage to open the 2022-23 Bank of America POPS Series with the thrilling and critically acclaimed circus troupe, Cirque de la Symphonie. From Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, audiences will be blown away as the world’s greatest aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, balancers, and jugglers take the stage alongside and sometimes above the full Houston Symphony. With performances set to […]

Houston Symphony Announces The Final Installment Of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series With Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2 In Concert

Audiences will experience the final chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Houston Symphony performing Alexandre Desplat’s entire score live to picture Film Stills – TRAILER Tickets available starting August 24 at houstonsymphony.org  The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Jones Hall with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in Concert, the final chapter in the Harry Potter series. On Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29, […]

Houston Symphony Announces Allen Hightower As Director Of The Houston Symphony Chorus For The 2022—23 Season

The Houston Symphony announced today the appointment of Allen Hightower as Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus for the 2022—23 Season. Hightower succeeds Betsy Cook Weber who stepped down from the position at the end of the 2021—22 Season to focus on the internationally-acclaimed choral program at the University of Houston’s Moore’s School, which she directs. Allen Hightower is currently the Director of Choral Studies at the University of North Texas, where he leads the […]

Houston Symphony Presents Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy, July 22-23

On July 22 and 23, 2022, Houston Symphony and AWR Music Productions, LLC present Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY, a symphonic tribute to one of the most prolific video game franchises in the world. Guest conductor and GRAMMY Award-winner Arnie Roth leads the Houston Symphony and Chorus on the Hobby Center’s Sarofim Hall stage stage as part of the Stella Artois Summer Series to perform the beloved music of Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu, […]

Houston Symphony Presents Legendary Hip-Hop Icon Common, July 29-30

Common

  Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, and three-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, actor, and activist Common returns by popular demand to join the Houston Symphony at Sarofim Hall as part of the Stella Artois Summer Series for two unforgettable performances. Led by Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke, the multi-talented artist will perform some of his most memorable hits on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. In-person tickets for this program are available here. Since […]

Houston Symphony Announces Free Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre

HOUSTON (June 21, 2022) – Today, the Houston Symphony announced the 2022 Truist Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre. In its 81st year, the annual tradition introduces outstanding soloists and conductors to Houston audiences. On Friday, July 1, 2022 at 8:30 p.m., Young German conductor Christian Reif makes his Houston Symphony debut opening the Miller season leading the orchestra in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, as well as Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, and […]

Houston Symphony Presents The Music Of Led Zeppelin, June 17-18

Brent Havens

On June 17 and 18 at the Hobby Center, the Houston Symphony presents The Music of Led Zeppelin, a symphonic tribute to one of the best rock bands of all time, part of the Stella Artois Summer Sounds Series. Guest conductor Brent Havens will lead vocalist and guitarist Randy Jackson, along with the full force of the Houston Symphony and a complete rock band, to perform Led Zeppelin’s most popular hits for a rock concert like no […]

Houston Symphony Presents The Music Of Whitney Houston On June 19

This month, conductor Brent Havens and vocalist Rashidra Scott join the Houston Symphony at the Hobby Center for The Music of Whitney Houston, a symphonic tribute to one of the world’s most beloved superstars, as part of the Stella Artois Summer Sounds Series. The one-night program on June 19 features fan-favorite songs like “How Will I Know,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and The Bodyguard soundtrack smash hit “I Will Always Love You.” In-person tickets […]