Houston Symphony

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

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


  • The Houston Symphony won its first Grammy Award for a critically lauded recording of Alban Berg's "Wozzeck", under the category best opera recording (2017).

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  • March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… For the first time ever in Houston, experience Star Wars like never before! Jump in the...
  • March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    Bold and bawdy, fiery and visceral, Carmina Burana is one of the most instantly-recognizable pieces in all of music. Escape into this...
  • April 4, 2019 - April 7, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    Opulent and unabashedly beautiful, Rachmaninoff’s piano music speaks straight to the heart. Pianist extraordinaire Simon Trpčeski shines in...
  • April 10, 2019
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    The Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls—Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—join the Houston Symphony, performing folk-rock hits from their career...
  • April 19, 2019
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin, the original heavy metal band, as the Houston Symphony covers a set list of all their best...
  • April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    The breathtaking, gravity-defying artists of Cirque de la Symphonie drop into Jones Hall for an evening of high-flying excitement and...
  • April 27, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    Wave your magic wand and enter an enchanted land of glass slippers, mysterious witches and fairy godmothers as your favorite fairy tales...
  • May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    Heroic. Ferocious. Groundbreaking. Hear the symphony that changed it all as Andrés conducts Beethoven’s Eroica , a staggering musical vision...
  • May 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    Jingling sleigh bells, reverent wedding bells, thunderous alarm bells and mournful iron bells—these are the sonic atmospheres traversed in...
  • May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    A sinister castle, shrouded in darkness. Inside, seven doors hold seven shocking secrets. In time, all will be revealed… Prepare for an...
  • May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
    615 Louisiana St | Houston, TX 77002
    Experience iconic moments from musical theater—everything from beloved overtures and dream ballets to electrifying “full company” renditions...