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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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Music is a part of our lives

The Houston Symphony has been woven through our lives for decades. We’ve both served as trustees and on committee, had the pleasure of getting to know some of the musicians and their families, and many music directors. But it’s the … Continue reading

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A small radio spawns a love for music

My first pure musical experience was listening to Brahms’s Fourth Symphony.  But I did not hear it in a concert hall, or even performed by a local ensemble.  No, my true introduction to classical music came to me in my … Continue reading

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Music inspires faith in humanity

One of the greatest things about art is that any given work can inspire different feelings and emotions in each of us.  Because it is the most abstract of all the arts, this is most true for music.  So, as … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2010-2011 Houston Symphony season!

The new Houston Symphony season promises to be a momentous one.  With several new collaborations, a new concert master, orchestra member solo spotlights and unique explorations of works, Hans Graf and the Houston Symphony have brought new ideas and innovation … Continue reading

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