Category Archives: 2012-2013 season

Associate Concertmaster Eric Halen Anticipates Wozzeck

I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to learn and perform Alban Berg’s Wozzeck. This is one of the truly great works of art of the 20th century and yet, although nearly 100 years old, it is still so bracingly … Continue reading

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Paddy Moloney Speaks on The Chieftains Upcoming Concert with the Houston Symphony

To play with the symphony will be something unique and tremendous. It means half the program will be music that we’ve played with symphonies over the past 30 years, a little bit of Mozart with an Irish jig added. But … Continue reading

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A WHOLE NEW WORLD

As I have done many times in the past, I recently visited a high school in southern Texas. Their school’s choir had been chosen to sing for 3,000-4,000 audience members at our most recent Houston Symphony Family concert, Aladdin & … Continue reading

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Kids say the funniest things…

One of my favorite things about conducting education concerts is the time just before the concert starts. I have made it my practice to stand in the lobby and greet our young concert attendees (usually with a bottle of hand … Continue reading

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HOUSTON SYMPHONY NAMES ANDRÉS OROZCO-ESTRADA AS NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR

HOUSTON (January 16, 2013) – Houston Symphony President Robert A. Peiser and Executive Director and CEO Mark C. Hanson announced today that the orchestra has selected Colombian-born, Vienna-trained conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada as its next Music Director. Orozco-Estrada, who will occupy … Continue reading

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