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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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Haydn’s The Creation: The Sistine Chapel of Music

On September 29 and October 1 & 2, 2016, the Houston Symphony performs Haydn’s masterpiece, The Creation. Learn more about the concert here. When it comes to grand choral works from the classical era, most symphony fans will immediately think … Continue reading

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Q&A with Betsy Cook Weber: Fauré’s Requiem

“As to my Requiem, perhaps I have also instinctively sought to escape from what is thought right and proper, after all the years of accompanying burial services on the organ! I know it all by heart. I wanted to write … Continue reading

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Discover the Secrets of Verdi’s Requiem

Here’s a riddle for you: Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, one of the most beloved of all choral works, came from a composer who wanted nothing to do with God or organized religion. Why would he write a massive sacred work? How … Continue reading

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Czech-ing out the music of Dvorak + more with guest conductor Jakub Hrusa

There is always something special about bringing the music of my own country abroad. It is wonderful to meet musicians and music lovers who are sincerely interested in the traditions of distant countries. For me, the United States is indeed … Continue reading

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