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Houston Symphony presents "Beethoven's First and Fourth Symphonies"

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Beethoven's First and Fourth symphonies combine his compositional style coupled with nods to Mozart's and Haydn's spirited Classical tradition. Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith pe


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Sexy new Houston Symphony conductor to lead a season with twist, surprises: Chasing music electricity

By Joel Luks

From the moment when Andrés Orozco-Estrada stepped onto the podium to lead his first concert with the Houston Symphony, the musicians knew they had found their guy. There was chemistry. Ther ...


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New Houston Symphony conductor reveals all: City misconceptions, burger love, Jim Parsons lessons & magic music

By Joel Luks

Andrés Orozco-Estrada couldn't stop pacing.  Hidden from view from a hundred or so guests on the stage of Jones Hall itching to learn why the Houston Symphony had summoned a las ...


The search is over

Houston Symphony names new conductor after secret rehearsal: Hans Graf's replacement is . . .

By Joel Luks

Think of the Houston Symphony's search for a new maestro a tad like a season of the Bachelorette. Many attractive suitors step on her podium, wave their baton, make beautiful music and wond ...


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A conductor's passion: Brahms Fest brings out the love in Houston Symphony's departing maestro

By Joel Luks

Editor's Note: As part of CultureMap's State of the Arts series throughout the month of August, we are highlighting upcoming fall arts events you won't want to miss. There's sen ...


Music from the movies

Houston Symphony's Richard Strauss program combines Don Quixote music and images

By Joel Luks

We have this habit of rationalizing what we consider to be unexplainable talent as something that is passed on from generation to generation. It must run in the family. Take Johann Sebastian Ba ...


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Music to our ears: An evening of songs without words

By Leslie Loddeke

Imagine a relationship in which you are so clearly in concert with your spouse that friends and strangers alike compliment you for being so harmonious, and note how attentively you listen to one an ...


Houston Symphony presents Richard Strauss' Don Quixote

Jones Hall

A complete concert program dedicated to the music of Richard Strauss is demanding  — an athletic feat — for all orchestral musicians. A piece often found in auditions, Don Juan tel


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