Author Archives: Houston Symphony

Meet the 2017 Ima Hogg Competition Semi-finalists!—Part 1

Ten outstanding young musicians were selected as semi-finalists for the 2017 Ima Hogg Competition. From throwing tantrums to wearing fancy dresses – these contestants share their fondest memories of their musical backgrounds. Get to know five of them below! Things … Continue reading

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The Krajewski Legacy

Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski is approaching his final Rocky-accompanied entrances onto the Jones Hall stage. Following 17 seasons and hundreds of Houston Symphony concerts, Mike will step down from the position at the end of the 2016-17 season after … Continue reading

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20 Questions with NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins

A mechanical engineer by training, Kobie Boykins has worked on projects from Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rovers to Ocean Surface Topography Mission over more than ten years at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Boykins comes … Continue reading

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Brinton Averil Smith Brings a Lost Masterpiece Back to Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQfoOkHNWrs What do Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony have in common? Answer: All three pieces went unplayed for decades only to become concert hall staples when rediscovered by later generations. This same process of … Continue reading

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The Power of Photography Through the Eyes of David Doubilet

Imagine someone gave you a camera and told you to go shoot the essence of Houston. But you only have an hour. And you have less than 100 feet of visibility. That’s how David Doubilet described difficult assignments as an … Continue reading

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