Category Archives: Staff

A Seemingly Impossible Beginning to a Glorious Finale

By: Aurelie Desmarais Senior Director, Artistic Planning Houston Symphony When the calm of a beautiful morning was shattered on September 11, 2001, it seemed that all normal activity would cease. It was impossible to imagine that regular life would, or … Continue reading

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Blog Series: In Vienna w/ KTRK TV & Andrés Orozco-Estrada — Post #3

Mark Hanson, Houston Symphony’s Executive Director/CEO, reports from Vienna: [To read the other blogs in this series, click here]. As I await my flight home to Houston, I am fondly recalling highlights from the final 48 hours of my visit … Continue reading

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Blog Series: In Vienna w/ KTRK TV & Andrés Orozco-Estrada — Post #2

Mark Hanson, Houston Symphony’s Executive Director/CEO, continues his report from Vienna, following an evening concert led by our new Music Director Designate: [To read the other blogs in this series, click here]. Wow!  We have just returned to our hotel … Continue reading

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Blog Series: In Vienna w/ KTRK TV & Andrés Orozco-Estrada — Post #1

Mark Hanson, Houston Symphony’s Executive Director/CEO, reports from Vienna: [To read the other blogs in this series, click here]. I am writing from Vienna, Austria, where I have joined up with a television crew from our official television partner KTRK … Continue reading

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An Interview With A Legend of Zelda Fanatic

When I first heard that we might be presenting The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, I think I leapt out of my chair and proclaimed that we HAD to do it! You see, I’ve loved video games for … Continue reading

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