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

 

  • April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    It’s a night of espionage at the Houston Symphony as we celebrate the best of 007 with Bond & Beyond. Enjoy familiar favorites from one...
  • April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    It’s a night of espionage at the Houston Symphony as we celebrate the best of 007 with Bond & Beyond. Enjoy familiar favorites from one...
  • April 29, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Join us for a Saturday morning with Sam I Am and the spectacular world of Dr. Seuss! Featuring Seuss’ highly imaginative characters with...
  • April 29, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Join us for a Saturday morning with Sam I Am and the spectacular world of Dr. Seuss! Featuring Seuss’ highly imaginative characters with...
  • May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Hear the world premiere of a major work by Houston Symphony Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank as she unveils her Requiem, a...
  • May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Hear the world premiere of a major work by Houston Symphony Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank as she unveils her Requiem, a...
  • May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Hear the world premiere of a major work by Houston Symphony Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank as she unveils her Requiem, a...
  • May 11, 2017 - May 14, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    “A fearless pianist for whom no score is too demanding...” (Wall Street Journal), Yefim Bronfman returns to Houston with Bartók’s...
  • May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Hear Gil Shaham go “sailing through the darting off-kilter rhythms and pyrotechnical flights in the violin’s highest register with panache”...
  • May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Hear Gil Shaham go “sailing through the darting off-kilter rhythms and pyrotechnical flights in the violin’s highest register with panache”...
  • May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Hear Gil Shaham go “sailing through the darting off-kilter rhythms and pyrotechnical flights in the violin’s highest register with panache”...
  • May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    It’s Mike Krajewski's final concert weekend as Principal POPS Conductor, and we’re throwing him a sendoff with a grand Broadway...
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