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Symphony Innovation

New technology allows Houston Symphony's The Planets to align

By Joel Luks

Think of the ending of Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. From the bike chase to flying across a full moon to the tearful alien's departure, the pacing is masterful. Is there an ...


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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — some are out-of-this-world

By Joel Luks

Lets launch into 2014 with a series of out-of-this-world events — literally. This week, feel what it's like to defy gravity, explore the world of sound, see the result of two dissimilar c ...


Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events

By Joel Luks

On tap this week: A convergence of two organizations that each does its part to keep the city beautiful, the beginnings of a new party series, a farewell for a popular musical meetup, a space odyss ...


The Review Is In

Goose bumps from blastoff to Orbit: Houston Symphony space show somehow exceeds the buzz

By Joel Luks

Standing motionless and transfixed, maestro Giancarlo Guerrero let the sound of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring dissipate into the abyss that is Jones Hall before anyone in the audience ...


Pose like a Space Man

NASA takes over Jones Hall: Space agency brings in exhibits to complement Orbit - HD Odyssey

By Joel Luks

While Houston Symphony musicians were hard at work at rehearsal refining this weekend's premiere of Orbit - an HD Odyssey, there was much activity happening in the lobby of Jones Hall Thursday. ...


Pick Five (Plus)

Your weekly guide to Houston: Mardi Gras balls, a French valentine, Dream Out Loud fundraiser and a dance orgy

By Joel Luks

Buyse rhymes with spicy. That's how Shepherd School of Music flute professor Leone Buyse first introduced herself to me years before I would become her pupil. That same vivacious spirit ca ...


Houston Symphony presents Orbit - an HD Odyssey

Jones Hall

Join the Houston Sympony for the world premiere of the second film in its HD Odyssey series – this time focused on planet Earth. Striking images were taken from NASA missions to Earth's o


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Out of this world: An exclusive sneak preview of Orbit, Houston Symphony's new space wonder

By Joel Luks

When a venture has great results, there's only one logical thing to do: Repeat it. The Houston Symphony knew it was onto something good with The Planets - An HD Odyssey, a collaboratio ...


Moving Musical Pictures

Science and art meet and mingle at the Houston Symphony with Orbit - An HD Odyssey

By Promoted Series Correspondent

In September of 1977, NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft launched into space carrying a Golden Record — made of gold-plated copper and encased in aluminum — conveying evidence of life ...


Sunday at 8 a.m. on Channel 11

CBS will showcase Houston Symphony's The Planets on morning show

By Clifford Pugh

The Houston Symphony just got word that CBS News Sunday Morning will showcase its production of The Planets — An HD Odyssey tomorrow on the popular weekend show (8 a.m., Channel 11) ...


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