Houston Symphony

GHCVB Member
(713) 238-1435
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Suite 102 | Houston, TX 77002
Downtown

The Houston Symphony, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas, held its inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $33.9 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians presents nearly 170 concerts annually, making it the largest performing arts organization in Houston. Additionally, musicians of the orchestra and the Symphony’s four Community-Embedded Musicians offer over 900 community-based performances each year, reaching thousands of people in Greater Houston.

The Symphony’s musical offerings include Classical concerts conducted by Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada or guests, featuring concerto soloists and major classical repertoire. Each Classical concert begins with a free, informative, 30-minute Prelude Pre-Concert Discussion that begins 45 minutes before the performance; POPS concerts conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski or guests, featuring popular artists or themes; Symphony Specials or single performances with special guest artists; Family Concerts, one-hour concerts on Saturday mornings with family-friendly themes; and Student Concerts, one-hour school day matinees for grades K through 8.

The Houston Symphony hosts a variety of other projects and programs for all ages:

  • Free Summer Community Concerts is an annual series of 7-12 free concerts every June in venues throughout Houston (ex. United Methodist Church, Church Without Walls, Ripley House)
  • Sugar Land Series - 3 concert series in Ft. Bend County
  • The Engie Community Connections Program is designed to broaden our musical contact with our diverse Houston population.
  • Ima Hogg Competition - a competition for international talent aged 16 to 26 years old
  • The Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition - regional competition for musicians aged 18 years and younger


Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member

 

  • October 26, 2017
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Ludovic Morlot, the Seattle Symphony’s Grammy® Award-winning Music Director, makes his Classical Series debut with Prokofiev’s epic Symphony...
  • October 27, 2017
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    What better way to celebrate Halloween than to scream along with Janet Leigh in the infamous shower scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme...
  • November 10, 2017 - November 12, 2017
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    in us for a showstopping night of Broadway hits! The phenomenal Betsy Wolfe, star of the current Broadway smash-hit Waitress, teams up with...
  • November 11, 2017
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Ahoy matey! ‘Tis time to grab your parrot and walk the plank into Jones Hall with your little Jack Sparrow for a morning of heroic music....
  • December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Celebrate Christmas with a true Houston holiday tradition. Praised for the “perfect harmony, excellence, [and] virtuosity” ( Est Républicain...
  • December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Celebrate Christmas with a true Houston holiday tradition. Praised for the “perfect harmony, excellence, [and] virtuosity” ( Est Républicain...
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