Author Archives: Calvin Dotsey

The Music Man—Meet Steven Reineke

This season, the Houston Symphony welcomes its dynamic new Principal POPS Conductor, Steven Reineke. In addition to his new post in Houston, this in-demand conductor is also the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Music! How do orchestras play with films?

If you have ever watched part of a movie on mute, you know that without music, scary scenes aren’t as scary and happy endings just aren’t as happy. A live orchestra can take the emotional impact of a movie’s music to … Continue reading

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The Sound of History—Gabriela Lena Frank’s New Conquest Requiem

As Gabriel Lena Frank’s productive three year tenure as the Houston Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence comes to a close, this Latin Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer has been preparing one of her most ambitious projects to date. Frank’s new Conquest Requiem calls for … Continue reading

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Cellists Brawl at Symphony Hall: Yo-Yo Ma vs. Brinton Smith

Scandal has rocked the Houston Symphony after an anonymous source leaked disturbing photos that appear to depict a physical confrontation between Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith and world-renowned cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma. The attack is alleged to have … Continue reading

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20 Questions with Ingrid Fliter

Meet Ingrid Fliter! This internationally renowned Argentinian pianist joins the Houston Symphony on March 9, 11 & 12 for performances of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Get to know our special guest with these fun questions. Calvin Dotsey: What’s one … Continue reading

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