Category Archives: History Archives

Celebrating 50 Years in Jones Hall

The Houston Symphony has made its home in the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts since it opened on October 2, 1966. The Story Behind Jones Hall Jones Hall is named after a man who financed extensive construction in … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos

The acclaimed Spanish-born conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, revered in the orchestra field and beloved by Houston Symphony musicians, passed away on June 11, 2014. In tribute to Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos and his legacy, the Musicians of the Houston … Continue reading

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The Musician’s Report: Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith Addresses Our Board

Near the end of each season, the Houston Symphony Society holds its annual board and trustees meeting. This year, our Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith spoke to the attendees on behalf of the musicians. His speech turned out to be so … Continue reading

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From the Magazine: This Month in Symphony History – March 2014 Issue

From the Houston Symphony Magazine: The article below includes extended content from the article of the same title featured in the March 2014 magazine. Centennial Article THIS MONTH IN SYMPHONY HISTORY The Houston Symphony Visits New York The Houston Symphony … Continue reading

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