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

 

  • January 25, 2018 - January 28, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his Houston Symphony debut with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a compelling musical drama the...
  • January 26, 2018
    Dunham Theater- Houston Baptist University
    7502 Fondren Rd | Houston, TX 77074
    Join Houston Baptist University's Dunham Theater for an exciting evening of musical performances by talented faculty, special guests and...
  • February 2, 2018 - February 3, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Acclaimed conductor Fabien Gabel returns with a program of French and American classics, including the breathtaking musical sunrise from...
  • February 15, 2018 - February 18, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Dvořák’s music has found a good match in the Houston Symphony…when it comes to sheer vitality and warmth, this Texan ensemble doesn’t hold...
  • February 23, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Let’s simply say, she does everything right – just right” (Abendzeitung). Don’t miss your chance to experience the dazzling virtuosity...
  • February 24, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Let’s simply say, she does everything right – just right” (Abendzeitung). Don’t miss your chance to experience the dazzling virtuosity...
  • February 25, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Let’s simply say, she does everything right – just right” (Abendzeitung). Don’t miss your chance to experience the dazzling virtuosity...
  • March 1, 2018 - March 3, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    The 90th Annual Academy Awards® is March 4, and to celebrate, Steven has assembled some of the Oscars’® best original songs for a stunning,...
  • March 3, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Enter a land of enchantment with horses, castles and the unforgettable music from Beauty and the Beast as the Houston Symphony performs...
  • March 3, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Enter a land of enchantment with horses, castles and the unforgettable music from Beauty and the Beast as the Houston Symphony performs...
  • March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana St. | Houston, TX 77002
    Grammy Award®-winning Chris Botti, who “has a trumpet sound that suggests the softer side of luminosity” (The New York Times), returns to...
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