HOUSTON SYMPHONY

Houston Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke Joined By Broadway’S Santino And Jessica Fontana To Close Out 2020–21 Pops Season With Songs Of Rodgers And Hammerstein

Next month, Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony welcome showstopping Broadway duo Santino and Jessica Fontana to close out the 2020–21 Bank of America POPS Season with a program of beloved songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, May 28–30. In-person and livestream tickets for Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein are now available at houstonsymphony.org/2021season. “Houston audiences are really in for a treat with this dynamic duo Jessica and Santino Fontana. I’m just so […]

Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s Much-Anticipated Return To Houston Closes Out The 2020–21 Season

Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante, Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons,” and iconic overtures by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads his first BBVA Family Series concert livestream Music Director and Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair, Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns to Houston in May to close out the 2020–21 Season with two magnificent Classical Series concerts featuring Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b, E flat major and Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), May 7–9; and […]

Preeminent Conductor/Composer Esa-Pekka Salonen Makes His First Appearance With The Houston Symphony In March

The Houston Symphony is announcing that Finnish conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen is headlining its March 26, 27, and 28, 2021 concert series. Marking Salonen’s Houston Symphony debut, the concert features the Finnish maestro leading the orchestra in a program of his own music alongside works by Bach and Beethoven. Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and Conductor Laureate of both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Swedish Radio […]

The Houston Symphony Performs Mahler’S Songs Of A Wayfarer Featuring Mezzo-Soprano Sasha Cooke In February

The Houston Symphony announces the addition of the Classical Series program Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, Feb. 19 & 20, at 8 p.m., featuring internationally-acclaimed, Houston-based mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke in Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer). Also on the program is the string orchestra arrangement of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet. This concert is available for both in-person and livestream audiences with tickets now available at houstonsymphony.org/2021season. Returning guest conductor David Robertson opens […]

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 […]