Houston Symphony

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

The Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $30.7 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 286 concerts for 300,000 people (including 82,000 children) annually.

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 the David Dewhurst 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:

  • The Free Neighborhood Concert Series 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
  • “Musically Speaking with Andrés,” at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall
  • The GDF Suez Community Connections Program is designed to broaden our musical contact with our diverse Houston population.
  • Ima Hogg Competition - a competition for international talent aged 13 to 30 years old
  • The Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition - regional competition for musicians aged 18 years and younger


Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member

 

  • December 9, 2016
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Watch It’s a Wonderful Life with music performed by our live orchestra. Your holiday just got even more special with Frank Capra’s great...
  • December 11, 2016
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Andrea Bocelli, who has sold 80 million records and performed countless worldwide tours, returns to the Toyota Center with the Houston...
  • December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Celebrate Christmas with Houston’s premier performances of Handel’s Messiah. This timeless classic is brought to life through brilliant...
  • December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Suite 102 | Houston, TX 77002
    Celebra las Navidades con la principal interpretación del Mesías de Haendel que tiene lugar en Houston. Este imperecedero clásico es traído...
  • January 6, 2017 - January 8, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Originally conceived by Michael Krajewski in 2006, Cirque de la Symphonie has captivated audiences throughout the world with their amazing...
  • January 10, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Uncover the remote undersea worlds with National Geographic photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes as they explore the rich and...
  • January 12, 2017 - January 15, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Hailed by the Telegraph as “a gift from God” after his 2010 win at the London International Piano Competition, Behzod Abduraimov makes his...
  • January 27, 2017 - January 29, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    The brilliant young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin returns to Houston to perform Rachmaninoff’s ultra-Romantic Piano Concerto No. 3. The...
  • February 2, 2017 - February 3, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Andrés leads a program of music from the Americas, featuring Revueltas’ serpentine tone poem, Sensemayá and Piazzolla’s brooding Tangazo....
  • February 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Steven Reineke has created a spectacularly soulful program exclusively for Joshua Henry (Broadway’s Shuffle Along, Violet), who made his...
  • February 18, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    It’s a jazzy, fun-filled celebration of Mardi Gras with a menagerie of friends from the animal kingdom! Joining the jubilee is Saint-Saëns’...
  • February 23, 2017 - February 26, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    The Houston Symphony celebrates John Adams’ 70th birthday with a performance of his Saxophone Concerto from the virtuoso who inspired it,...
  • March 3, 2017 - March 5, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Former Houston Symphony Music Director Christoph Eschenbach returns to Houston with his authoritative interpretations of spiritually...
  • March 9, 2017 - March 12, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Rediscover Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides during this “Margaret Alkek Williams Sound + Vision” concert with striking images of the Scottish...
  • March 17, 2017 - March 19, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    With its genre-bending, multilingual glory, Pink Martini’s sounds are “rich, hugely approachable, cosmopolitan yet unpretentious”...
  • March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    An exploration of nature, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony evokes cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside and a harrowing storm which...
  • March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Experience a riveting semi-staged performance of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio. This politically-charged drama follows the heroic...
  • April 13, 2017 - April 15, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Bask in the Iberian sunshine with colorful Spanish inspired works, including Chabrier’s España and Falla’s complete score from The...
  • April 18, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Kobie Boykins, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, reveals our latest venture to Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory,...
  • April 20, 2017 - April 23, 2017
    Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street | Houston, TX 77002
    Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä, “whose brilliant technique is matched by abundant spirit, sensitivity and imagination” (Chicago Tribune),...
  • 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...
  • 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 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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