Tag Archives: Prokofiev

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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A Voice from the Colombian Youth Philharmonic

Under the leadership of new Music Director and native Colombian Andrés Orozco Estrada, the Houston Symphony has begun an educational partnership with the Colombian Youth Philharmonic. As part of this partnership, fourteen Houston Symphony musicians journeyed to Paipa, Colombia to … Continue reading

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Hilary Hahn speaks about her upcoming performances with the Houston Symphony

Violin virtuosa Hilary Hahn joins the Houston Symphony March 29-April 1.  For more information or to purchase tickets click here.

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Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 — beauty created amid chaos

It was 1902 when Finnish composer Jean Sibelius finished his Symphony No. 2 – right at a time when his country was struggling with Russian oppression through extreme sanctions on the Finnish language and culture. While Finland fought for its … Continue reading

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