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Houston Symphony TicketsMiss Ima Hogg founded the Houston Symphony in 1913. Situated in Houston, it is a Grammy-winning organization that has been a member of the city's cultural and civic life for more than 100 years. The symphony performs from fall to spring. In the summer, it holds free concerts throughout the Houston area. It is an ensemble of 88 professional musicians who perform just under 170 concerts annually. The ensemble has toured in Japan and throughout Europe. It has recorded for Naxos, Koch International Classics and Telarc as well as RCA Red Seal and Virgin Classics. Its Grammy nomination and award was for Best Opera Recording. Houston Symphony’s goal is to become America’s most relevant and accessible top-10 orchestra by 2025.
Eyes on 2025The Houston Symphony is a decorated organization, so it has set its sights on 2025. Their vision is to become relevant and accessible. Through musical excellence, community engagement and innovation, confidence in reaching that goal is high. Audiences are the ones who directly benefit from this vision because it requires a loyal and engaged foundation. This means that performances will continue to be appealing, varied and well-executed. In 2019-20, a tribute will be paid to Aretha Franklin with Aretha: Queen of Soul. There will also be a performance celebrating Frank Sinatra with Sinatra and Beyond.
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Where is the Houston Symphony performing?Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston is home to Houston Symphony performances. Regular shows are also held at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Miller Outdoor Theatre, among others.
What can I expect from a Houston Symphony concert?Concertgoers will undoubtedly find a Houston Symphony performance they will enjoy attending. For the 2019-20 season, there are three concert series, Classical, POPS and BBVA Family. The summer concerts include shows like The Music of Queen; The Music of Selena; and The Little Mermaid, which will feature the film and live orchestra at Jones Hall. At the Miller Outdoor Theatre, audiences have the opportunity to experience music like Sibelius & Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet and Dvořák’s New World as well as Beethoven 5 and a Star-Spangled Salute on the 4th of July. There also are free neighborhood concerts.
Are children allowed to attend a Houston Symphony performance?Children aged 6 and up are allowed into all Houston Symphony concerts. During the Family Series performances, kids of all ages, including infants, are welcome to attend.
Who are the members of Houston Symphony?The members of the Houston Symphony include Music Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and Associate Conductor Robert Franz as well as Chorus Director Betsy Cook Weber. Yoonshin Song is the concertmaster, Eric Halen is the co-concertmaster and Qi Ming is the associate concertmaster.
What is a Houston Symphony setlist like?The Houston Symphony setlist varies depending on the show. For Trifonov Plays Tchaikovsky, the program will include Guillaume Connesson's Celephais from The Cities of Lovecraft, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
What other performing arts like the Houston Symphony can I enjoy in the city?The Theater District of Houston spans 17 blocks and features nearly 13,000 seats in the downtown area. This means that if you love the Houston Symphony, there are other options to enjoy, like the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera at the Wortham Center Center.
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