Category Archives: Tour

From the Magazine: This Month in Symphony History – March 2014 Issue

From the Houston Symphony Magazine: The article below includes extended content from the article of the same title featured in the March 2014 magazine. Centennial Article THIS MONTH IN SYMPHONY HISTORY The Houston Symphony Visits New York The Houston Symphony … Continue reading

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Moscow Tour Report- Part 5: Impressions of Contemporary Moscow

While in Moscow, our musicians had a little bit of time to explore the city before their performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Below, violist Daniel Strba offers an interesting perspective of how Moscow has progressed since his last visit … Continue reading

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Mosccow Tour Report- Part 4: Successful Shostakovich!

Here at the Houston Symphony, we are fortunate to have wonderful musicians who are also wonderful writers, willing to share insights from their personal experiences and performers. Below is the third and final blog post submitted by Mark Hughes, Principal … Continue reading

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Moscow Tour Report- Part 3: Red Eyes in Red Square

One of the downsides to touring is the lack of time the musicians have to adjust to different time zones. Anyone who has traveled abroad is familiar with the intense fatigue that is a fact of life during one’s first … Continue reading

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Moscow Tour Report- Part 2: The Untold Story of the Cargo’s Journey

Often, when we see a performance by an ensemble from abroad, we think of how far the musicians have traveled to be there, and what that must be like. But sometimes we don’t realize just how big of an undertaking … Continue reading

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