Author Archives: Guest Artist Spotlight

Messiah and Me

By Nicholas McGegan, conductor Please don’t worry. This is not a piece about my religious beliefs (or non-beliefs) or a wish for a full immersion baptism (certainly not if the water is too cold) but merely a very personal history … Continue reading

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Guest Conductor Case Scaglione Comes Home

By: Case Scaglione, Conductor In 1987 when I was five years old, a babysitter malfunction put me front and center at the new Wortham Center Brown Theater for a production of Aida with my parents. At intermission I announced to … 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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Guest Artist Byron Stripling on the Music of Louis Armstrong

Guest Artist Byron Stripling will join the Houston Symphony January 18, 19 and 20, 2013 for our What a Wonderful World: The Best of Louis Armstrong concerts. Below are his thoughts on honoring the legendary New Orleans Jazz artist: Hello … Continue reading

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