An All-French Program Led By Fabien Gabel And Audience Favorites Visually Rendered In Colorful, Virtual Reality Headline The Houston Symphony’s February Performances

The Houston Symphony’s February calendar promises renowned conductor and Houston favorite Fabien Gabel leading an intriguing all-French program highlighted by Francis Poulenc’s Sinfonietta, as well as a striking new, multi-sensory way to experience classical music in the Bank of America POPS Series. Both concerts are available for both in-person and livestream audiences with tickets now available at houstonsymphony.org/2021season. Known for his way with French repertoire, French conductor Fabien Gabel, music director of the Quebec Symphony […]

Houston Symphony Performs North American Premiere Of Wild Symphony By New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown In Livestream Family Concert

The Houston Symphony’s BBVA Family Series kicks off the New Year with the North American premiere, and just the second performance ever of New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 via livestream. This performance of Wild Symphony features original orchestral music composed by Dan Brown to accompany his New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name. Tickets are now available for the family friendly, livestream-only event at houstonsymphony.org/2021Season. […]

The Houston Symphony Celebrates Beethoven With His Eighth Symphony And Violin Concerto Featuring Midori

Principal Cello Brinton Averil Smith performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major In January, the Houston Symphony opens the second half of its 2020–21 Season with two Classical Series programs that celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. World-renowned violinist Midori joins the Symphony for Beethoven’s only Violin Concerto, Jan. 15–17. Then, the Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, as well as Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major featuring Principal Cello Brinton Averil Smith, Jan. 29–31 at Jones Hall. Both […]

The Houston Symphony Celebrates The Season With Live Audiences And Livestreaming Of Houston’S Musical Holiday Traditions

Continuing on the performance path that began with livestream-only performances over the summer, and expanding to include live audiences beginning in September, the Houston Symphony welcomes the holidays this year with live audiences and livestreaming access to A Baroque Christmas, as well as the yearly holiday favorite, Very Merry POPS. An annual holiday destination, the Symphony’s concerts range from traditional and classical music to popular festive songs and family-friendly Christmas music. Tickets are now available for […]

Houston Symphony Announces, “American Strings: From Folk To Film,” As Part Of The Bank Of America Pops Series

Steven Reineke

This November, Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke continues the Houston Symphony’s 2020–21 Bank of America POPS Series with the program American Strings: From Folk to Film, featuring a line-up of composers showcasing the breadth and depth of American music, ranging from nostalgic folk songs to music from major modern film scores, Nov. 20–22. Tickets are now on sale at houstonsymphony.org/2021season. For this performance, Reineke shines the spotlight on the string section of the Houston Symphony. “It has taken […]

Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada To Lead Houston Symphony In Eight-Concert Tour Through Europe

Panoramic view of famous Gendarmenmarkt square with Berlin Concert Hall in twilight during blue hour at dusk, Berlin Mitte district, Germany.

    Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony on a four-country, eight-city European Tour through some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals, March 9–March 19, 2018. World-renowned violinist and three-time Grammy Award-winner Hilary Hahn joins the Houston Symphony for all performances. The high-profile tour, which features concerts in Belgium, Germany, Poland and Austria, is Orozco-Estrada’s first international tour with the orchestra and the Houston Symphony’s first major European tour in […]


The Houston Symphony will delight fans of the Harry Potter franchise with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert July 21-22 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. Audiences will relive the magic of the film on a 40-foot high-definition screen while hearing the orchestra perform every note of the film’s unforgettable score by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams. The orchestra will be led by Nicholas Buc, a composer, arranger, violinist, pianist, […]


Emmanuel Fratianni, guest conductor

  HOUSTON (June 26, 2017) – The highly successfulHouston Symphony multimedia concert experience will return to the Houston Symphony for the fifth time at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Jones Hall. A brand-new show from years past, the entertaining spectacle will be led by guest conductor Emmanuel Fratianni. Created by host and guitarist Tommy Tallerico, the concert will include live orchestral music, solo performers and exclusive video footage on three giant screens with synchronized […]

Houston Symphony Executive Director & Ceo Mark C. Hanson Tapped To Lead San Francisco Symphony

 The Houston Symphony announced today that Mark C. Hanson, its Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, will step down from his role this summer to join the San Francisco Symphony as Executive Director.  Hanson, who has been at the orchestra’s helm since May 2010 and holds the Margaret Alkek Williams Executive Director/CEO Chair, will begin his new post on September 1. Hanson’s seven-year tenure brought unprecedented artistic, community impact and financial growth to Houston’s largest […]

Houston Symphony Celebrates Life And Legacy Of Prince With Concert Featuring Greatest Hits

The Houston Symphony will celebrate the massive pop music contributions of Prince at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, with a performance of his iconic and eclectic smash hits, complete with a full rock band and lead vocalist. The orchestra will be joined by guest conductor Brent Havens, a Berklee-trained arranger and conductor who has written music for orchestras, films and TV, vocalist Marshall Charloff, front man for The Purple Xperience, and the same band that […]