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Four Outstanding Young Soloists Advance To The Final Round Of The 2019 Ima Hogg Compe Photo Four Outstanding Young Soloists Advance To The Final Round Of The 2019 Ima Hogg Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

The Houston Symphony announced today the four finalists for the Houston Symphony's annual Ima Hogg Competition, one of the world's greatest multi-instrument competitions founded more than four decades ago to honor the memory of Ima Hogg, a co-founder of the Houston Symphony....
Da Camera Concludes Season With WEINBERG AND MENDELSSOHN Photo Da Camera Concludes Season With WEINBERG AND MENDELSSOHN
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2019

Da Camera of Houston concludes its 2018 19 season with its unifying finale, Weinberg and Mendelssohn featuring the Daedalus Quartet in their Da Camera debut, along with the Brentano Quartet and Sarah Rothenberg, piano, in performance at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center on Friday, May 10, 2...
Houston Symphony Performs Music Of Led Zeppelin Photo Houston Symphony Performs Music Of Led Zeppelin
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2019

The Houston Symphony celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic English rock band in the one-night-only program the Music of Led Zeppelin at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at Jones Hall....
Houston Chamber Choir's DURUFLE: Complete Choral Works Receives Accolades Photo Houston Chamber Choir's DURUFLE: Complete Choral Works Receives Accolades
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2019

Houston Chamber Choir's newly released recording of Durufle: Complete Choral Works, produced by Grammy Award winning producer Blanton Alspaugh for Signum Records, has received accolades from two world-renowned choral professionals, Dale Warland and Simon Carrington....
Kinder HSPVA Students Join The Houston Symphony In ONCE UPON A TIME Photo Kinder HSPVA Students Join The Houston Symphony In ONCE UPON A TIME
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2019

The Houston Symphony closes out the 2018-2019 BBVA Compass Family Series with the enchanting Once Upon a Time 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 27, with special guests: the student dancers from the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts....
Texas Music Festival To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Season Photo Texas Music Festival To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2019

The Immanuel and Helen Olshan TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL (TMF) will mount its landmark 30th Anniversary Season June 1-29, celebrating the successes of nearly 3,000 of classical music's rising stars over the past three decades. For this musical milestone, three former TMF Fellows will return to the Univers...
SPA Presents 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo Photo SPA Presents 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2019

Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) will present the 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist, Yekwon Sunwoo, on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center. Sunwoo will mesmerize the audience with a delightful evening of pieces from Schumann, Liszt and Schubert....
Houston Chamber Choir Releases CD Of Durufle: Complete Choral Works Signum Records Photo Houston Chamber Choir Releases CD Of Durufle: Complete Choral Works Signum Records
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2019

Houston Chamber Choir's new recording of Durufle: Complete Choral Works, produced by Grammy Award winning producer Blanton Alspaugh for Signum Records, will be released Apr. 5. The Choir's Artistic Director Robert Simpson joins renowned organist Ken Cowan of Rice University to help realize a dream o...
Grammy Award-Winning Duo Indigo Girls Perform Concert With Houston Symphony Photo Grammy Award-Winning Duo Indigo Girls Perform Concert With Houston Symphony
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2019

Grammy Award-winning duo Indigo Girls joins the Houston Symphony for a one-night-only performance of their greatest hits at 7:30 p.m. April 10, 2019....
SUMMER SOUNDS At Jones Hall Features Houston Symphony In Multisensory Concert Experie Photo SUMMER SOUNDS At Jones Hall Features Houston Symphony In Multisensory Concert Experiences
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2019

The Houston Symphony announced today the 2019 2020 Bank of America Summer Sounds lineup at Jones Hall with tickets now on sale. This year's Series melds together symphony music with captivating concert experiences, animated feature films and orchestral arrangements of music by iconic artists. The li...
Houston Symphony Celebrates Valentine's Day Weekend Photo Houston Symphony Celebrates Valentine's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2019

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend than with romantic songs sung in the indelible style of the "First Lady of American Song" Ella Fitzgerald?! Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony provide the passionate, musical answer to that question w...
Houston Symphony Celebrates Valentine's Day Weekend Photo Houston Symphony Celebrates Valentine's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2019

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend than with romantic songs sung in the indelible style of the "First Lady of American Song" Ella Fitzgerald?! Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony provide the passionate, musical answer to that question w...
Houston Symphony Announces Its 2019-2020 Season Photo Houston Symphony Announces Its 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2019

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2019−2020 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's sixth year as music director. This season is characterized by in-depth explorations of the works of some of the greatest composers with the superb musicians of ...
The Moores School of Music Announces HANSEL AND GRETEL Photo The Moores School of Music Announces HANSEL AND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2019

The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston presents Hansel and Gretel....
American Piano Star Jeffrey Kahane to Appear At The Houston Symphony Photo American Piano Star Jeffrey Kahane to Appear At The Houston Symphony
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2018

The Houston Symphony welcomes back American piano star and conductor Jeffrey Kahane for a program of jazz-inspired works, capped by one of George Gershwin's seminal and most popular compositions, Rhapsody in Blue. ...
Houston Symphony Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer Photo Houston Symphony Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2018

The Houston Symphony named Gwen Watkins as its new Chief Marketing Officer beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.  Watkins most recently served as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston's associate head of marketing and communications for the past three years, having joined the organization in 2011.  In the Ho...
The Moores School of Music Announces HANSEL AND GRETEL Photo The Moores School of Music Announces HANSEL AND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2018

The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston presents Hansel and Gretel....
Baroque Specialist Jane Glover Leads Houston Symphony In Holiday Performances Photo Baroque Specialist Jane Glover Leads Houston Symphony In Holiday Performances
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2018

The Houston Symphony celebrates the holiday season with what is arguably the greatest oratorio ever written: the spiritual, Baroque-era masterpiece, Handel's Messiah, at 8 p.m. Dec. 21-22 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 in Jones Hall. Baroque specialist Jane Glover leads the orchestra, a stellar quartet of so...
Houston Symphony Appoints New Community-Embedded Musicians Photo Houston Symphony Appoints New Community-Embedded Musicians
by BWW News Desk - December 03, 2018

The Houston Symphony announces the addition of violinist Patricia Quintero Garcia and violist Alexa Sangbin Thomson to its Community Embedded Musicians initiative, now in its fourth year.  Garcia and Thomson succeed violist Anthony Parce and cellist Hellen Weberpal, who left in August for positions ...
Broadway Powerhouse Ali Ewoldt And The Houston Symphony Chorus Join The Orchestra For Photo Broadway Powerhouse Ali Ewoldt And The Houston Symphony Chorus Join The Orchestra For VERY MERRY POPS 
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2018

The Houston Symphony is decking the halls with Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke as it welcomes Broadway star Ali Ewoldt this holiday season for the annual Very Merry Pops extravaganza at Jones Hall 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8, and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9....
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson Returns to the Houston Symphony with Beethoven's Piano Concer Photo Pianist Garrick Ohlsson Returns to the Houston Symphony with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3
by Marika O'Hara - November 15, 2018

The Houston Symphony brings back two stellar guest performers: legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson and world-renowned conductor Edo de Waart. Both mark their returns to the Jones Hall stage in the program Ohlsson Plays Beethoven at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2....
New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, Announces $500,000 Gift Photo New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, Announces $500,000 Gift
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2018

The Fund for New Ventures will provide the New World Symphony (NWS) with artistic risk capital to fund innovative new programs, projects, productions, and experiments at their earliest stage of development. Long-time supporters of New World Symphony, Robert and Diane Moss, established the Fund with ...
Houston Symphony Celebrates Thanksgiving Weekend with Thrilling Lineup Photo Houston Symphony Celebrates Thanksgiving Weekend with Thrilling Lineup
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2018

The Houston Symphony celebrates Thanksgiving weekend by giving thanks for the musical legacy of two of the greatest symphonic composers of all time, Mozart and Brahms. The orchestra is joined by exciting guest artists Inon Barnatan, piano and David Danzmayr, conductor for A Mozart & Brahms Thanksgiv...
Houston Symphony Screens AN AMERICAN IN PARIS with Live Orchestra Photo Houston Symphony Screens AN AMERICAN IN PARIS with Live Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2018

The Houston Symphony, the music of George Gershwin and the great American movie musical join forces for an indelible concert/film experience as the Symphony screens the classic 1951 MGM musical An American in Paris with the orchestra performing the score live, 8 p.m., Nov. 9-10 and 7:30 p.m., Nov 11...
The Dallas Symphony Names Gemma New As Principal Guest Conductor Photo The Dallas Symphony Names Gemma New As Principal Guest Conductor
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2018

Dallas Symphony Association Chairman Sanjiv Yajnik, Music Director Designate Fabio Luisi and President & CEO Kim Noltemy announced today that conductor Gemma New has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor, Dolores G. & Lawrence S. Barzune, M.D. Chair of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She will cond...