The Music of Prince

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

The Music of Prince Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM Brent Havens, conductor Marshall Charloff, vocalist Touted by Rolling Stone as “one of the most naturally gifted artists of all time,” Prince left us with an unprecedented body of work that spanned decades, and included mega hits “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” “Purple Rain” and …

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert Nicholas Buc, conductor Members of the Houston Symphony Chorus Betsy Cook Weber, director The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Houston Symphony performing every note from Harry …

Houston Symphony Presents Garrison Keillor

NPR veteran Garrison Keillor returns to Houston for the first time after stepping down from hosting A Prairie Home Companion following an incredible 42-season run. With his trademark storytelling and candid, observational comedy, Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of humor, charisma and wisdom for this one-night event. Note: This performance will take place …

Russian Masters

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM Friday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM Representing the great Russian conducting tradition, Vassily Sinaisky makes his Houston Symphony debut with a thrilling, all-Russian program. Two astonishing first symphonies provide a study in contrasts: Shostakovich’s irreverent wit is the perfect foil …

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:30 PM Praised for his imagination and fresh insights, conductor Matthew Halls returns to Jones Hall with Viennese masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Dynamic cellist Johannes Moser brings his virtuoso technique and innate musicality to …

Beethoven & Prokofiev

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM Ludovic Morlot, the Seattle Symphony’s Grammy® Award-winning Music Director, makes his Classical Series debut with Prokofiev’s epic Symphony No. 5. Composed in the midst of World War II, this symphony was conceived by Prokofiev …

Psycho—Film w/ Live Orchestra

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

What better way to celebrate Halloween than to scream along with Janet Leigh in the infamous shower scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme suspense thriller, Psycho? Every spine-tingling moment is more vivid with Bernard Herrmann’s bone-chilling, iconic score performed in its entirety by the Houston Symphony. Photo: From Psycho, the Original Motion Picture Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

Broadway Today: From Les Misérables to The Book of Mormon

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Join us for an exciting program of Broadway Today with the incredible Betsy Wolfe (Broadway’s Waitress, Falsettos). She is helping us celebrate the best of the Great White Way, with songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Once, Chicago, The Book of Mormon, Les Misérables and the showstopper “Maybe This Time” from Cabaret. Steven Reineke, …

Hook’d: Pirates in Concert

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Ahoy matey! ‘Tis time to grab your parrot and walk the plank into Jones Hall with your little Jack Sparrow for a morning of heroic music. Let your imagination set sail with our pirate program that includes a medley from Pirates of the Caribbean and a selection from The Flying Dutchman. We’re also inviting you …

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Andrés and Denis Kozhukhin reunite for a program featuring three works inspired by the same haunting melody: the theme from Paganini’s demonically difficult Caprice No. 24 for Solo Violin. A symbol of virtuoso technique, this melody inspired both Rachmaninoff’s and Lutoslawski’s showpieces for piano and orchestra as well as Blacher’s purely orchestral fireworks. Andrés continues …

A Scheherazade Thanksgiving

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

This Thanksgiving, Andrés conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Inspired by 1001 Nights, this sumptuously orchestrated tone poem takes listeners along on the voyages of Sinbad and ends with an electrifying festival at Baghdad. Grammy® Award-winning violinist James Ehnes presents his unforgettable interpretation of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Program SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Artists …

Very Merry Pops with Megan Hilty

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

We’re thrilled to welcome back the multi-talented Megan Hilty (NBC’s Smash; Broadway’s Wicked) to our annual Very Merry Pops extravaganza. Join Megan, Steven, the orchestra and chorus for a weekend packed with holiday classics, including special arrangements of songs from Megan’s new holiday album, A Merry Little Christmas. Enjoy favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “Have …

A Grinch Christmas

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

It’s the holiday season in Dr. Seuss’ zany world of Whoville. Although the Grinch is in town, this Christmas will surely not be stolen! Join the Houston Symphony and local high school singers as we present the classic story of the grouchy, green creature. The festive fun also includes a holiday sing-along and the hit …

Magical Musical Morning

Houston Symphony’s Magical Musical Morning: Enchanted Holiday presented by BB&T Chairs: Ting & John Bresnahan and Erin & James Stewart The event includes a brunch buffet, photos with Santa, cookie decorating, magician, instrument petting zoo, and holiday crafts. Tables (seats 10): $5,000, $2,500, $1,500 Tickets (non-reserved seating): $150 adult, $75 children

Handel’s Messiah

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Celebrate Christmas with a true Houston holiday tradition. Praised for the “perfect harmony, excellence, virtuosity” (Est Républicain) he brings to his ensembles, conductor Paul Agnew leads the Houston Symphony Chorus, soloists and orchestra in Houston’s premier performances of this Baroque masterpiece. From “Comfort ye, my people” to the final “Amen” chorus, Messiah will leave you …

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

FRI, DEC. 29, at 7:30 PM SAT, DEC. 30, at 2:30PM & 7:30PM Jones Hall Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. CineConcerts invites you to rediscover the magic of Harry Potter™ …

Disney Fantasia—Film with Live Orchestra

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

The Houston Symphony proudly presents selections from Disney Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, shown on the big screen, with live score. A crowning achievement in the history of animation, the film is an imaginative celebration of great orchestral music, with Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Stravinsky’s The Firebird and, of course, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Join the Houston Symphony …

Kirill Gerstein Plays Brahms

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Andrés leads a guided tour of Bartók’s masterful Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. Famously featured in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, this innovative work combines modern sophistication with the visceral excitement of Hungarian folk music. Houston favorite Kirill Gerstein returns for a performance of Brahms’ powerful Piano Concerto No. 1, a deeply personal work often …

Tchaikovsky 4

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his Houston Symphony debut with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a compelling musical drama the composer regarded as his “best symphonic work.” Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma has received ecstatic praise for her interpretation of Britten’s gorgeous Violin Concerto, which treats listeners to “high-running emotions” and “spectral, blazing sound” (Cleveland.com). This …

Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Acclaimed conductor Fabien Gabel returns with a program of French and American classics, including the breathtaking musical sunrise from Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé. A rock star of the percussion world, Colin Currie performs John Corigliano’s Conjurer for Percussionist, Strings and Brass. In the words of the composer, this percussion concerto turns the soloist into “a …

European Tour Preview Concert: Andrés Conducts Dvořák 7

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Dvořák’s music has found a good match in the Houston Symphony…when it comes to sheer vitality and warmth, this Texan ensemble doesn’t hold back” (Gramophone). Following our critically-acclaimed recording of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, experience Andrés and the orchestra’s electrifying account, live. Inspired by an ancient Peruvian legend, Jimmy López’ unforgettable concerto highlights Finnish flute …

European Tour Preview Concert: Hilary Hahn Celebrates Bernstein

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

Let’s simply say, she does everything right – just right” (Abendzeitung). Don’t miss your chance to experience the dazzling virtuosity of one of the greatest violinists the world has ever seen as Hilary Hahn salutes Bernstein’s incredible legacy. A power-packed concert weekend ends with Shostakovich’s monumental, thunderous Fifth. EUROPEAN TOUR PREVIEW CONCERT Before the Houston …

The Oscars®: Best Original Songs

Houston Symphony 615 Louisiana St, Ste 102, Houston, TX

The 90th Annual Academy Awards® is March 4, and to celebrate, Steven has assembled some of the Oscars’® best original songs for a stunning, star-studded evening. Our program includes over 80 years of cinematic sounds, including “Over the Rainbow” (1939); “Moon River” (1962); “The Way We Were” (1973); “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” …

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