Category Archives: Family

Fire Survivors Get New Violins

It’s easy to take having a place to call home for granted. “I never envisioned college graduation from the University of Houston with honors, marriage, children, and living in a homeless shelter,” wrote Nakia Sims, the mother of two beginning … Continue reading

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Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Houston Symphony

  Big Brothers Big Sisters brought some very special guests for the Houston Symphony’s “A Frosty & Frozen Christmas” Family Concert on Saturday, December 12 at Jones Hall. A mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between … Continue reading

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Houston Symphony 2014-15 Season Announcement Preview

Join the Houston Symphony in celebrating the announcement of Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s historic inaugural season as Music Director in a live TV special and webcast. Watch live on PBS Channel 8 or online at houstonpbs.org or houstonsymphony.org, January 10 at 8:00 … Continue reading

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The “Mozart Effect”

There are times in your life when you come upon something that defies any sort of logical explanation, a person with such a gift for music that it doesn’t even seem real. I met such a person this week in … Continue reading

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Day of Music Artists Share Their Stories: The ROCO Brass Quintet

This summer, we have planned a very special event in honor of our 100th year: Day of Music on July 13, 2013! This FREE 12-hour festival will showcase Houston’s diverse musical landscape. Attendees will spend the day at Jones Hall … Continue reading

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