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Houston Symphony Cancels Performances due to Hurricane Harvey

Dear Patron, As our city and region continues to suffer from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and secure. During this difficult time, we want to keep you as up to … Continue reading

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Status of the Houston Symphony – Hurricane Harvey update

Dear Houston Symphony family member, Our hearts go out to everyone in our beloved Houston community affected by Hurricane Harvey. This is an incredibly challenging time for all of us. Many members of the Houston Symphony family are safe and … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Music! How do orchestras play with films?

If you have ever watched part of a movie on mute, you know that without music, scary scenes aren’t as scary and happy endings just aren’t as happy. A live orchestra can take the emotional impact of a movie’s music to … Continue reading

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The Sound of History—Gabriela Lena Frank’s New Conquest Requiem

As Gabriel Lena Frank’s productive three year tenure as the Houston Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence comes to a close, this Latin Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer has been preparing one of her most ambitious projects to date. Frank’s new Conquest Requiem calls for … Continue reading

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Cellists Brawl at Symphony Hall: Yo-Yo Ma vs. Brinton Smith

Scandal has rocked the Houston Symphony after an anonymous source leaked disturbing photos that appear to depict a physical confrontation between Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith and world-renowned cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma. The attack is alleged to have … Continue reading

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