Category Archives: Specials

Matt Strauss on Carmina Burana

Yesterday, I got a chance to pose some questions to Houston Symphony percussionist Matt Strauss about this weekend’s performances of Carmina Burana and his work with the musicians of the Colombian Youth Philharmonic. Matt Strauss was one of fourteen musicians … Continue reading

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The Story of Mariachi Music Continued

This post is continued from a previous post, which you can read here. Last time, we discovered the Jaliscan origins of Mariachi music and the economic and social forces of industrialization and revolution that transformed the sound of Mariachi. The … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of Mariachi Music

Today, Mariachi music is an unmistakable symbol of Mexico and Mexican culture throughout the world. There are Mariachi ensembles in the UK, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, and Sweden, not to mention Mexico and the United States. Few people realize that Mariachi … Continue reading

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A Legend in the Making: Judith Hill Comes to the Houston Symphony

Not many people can claim to have shared the stage with a diverse array of legends including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Josh Groban, Dave Grohl and Adam Levine, but singer/songwriter Judith Hill is one who can, … Continue reading

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How the Houston Symphony Saved Valentine’s Day in Less than 24 Hours

EAST COAST STORMS THREATENED VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT How the Houston Symphony Saved Valentine’s Day in Less than 24 Hours By Glenn Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Houston Symphony Just when it seemed that the Houston Symphony audience for acclaimed vocalist Linda … Continue reading

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