picks

Top Things To To This Weekend: Dec 12–14

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the arts world.

12/10/2014 By Michael Hardy

opera

Review: HGO's Christmas Carol Deserves Lump of Coal

This opera made us want to go "Bah! Humbug!"

12/08/2014 By Sydney Boyd

best of 2014

The Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2014

It was a great year for the obscure, the underrated, and the up-and-coming.

12/05/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Best of 2014

The Top 5 Operas of 2014

From Wagner to Verdi to Humperdinck, it was a very good year indeed.

12/04/2014 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 5–7

Featuring Usher, the Radio City Rockettes, and a festival devoted to the theremin.

12/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Best of 2014

The Top 5 Classical Music Concerts of 2014

How many did you hear?

12/02/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Festivals

Preview: The Theremin Hits Houston

The peculiar electronic instrument enjoys a rare limelight at this year’s Bayou City Music and Film Festival.

11/30/2014 By Joe Leydon

picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 27–30

Here's what to do after Thanksgiving dinner.

11/26/2014 By Michael Hardy

concert

Jazz Great Matthew Shipp Reunites with Core Trio This Weekend

In an exclusive interview, the "mystic musician" discusses his artistic evolution, his musical tastes, and his spirituality.

11/21/2014 By Justin Mitchell

classical music

New Director of Houston Symphony Chorus Debuts This Weekend

Longtime director Charles Hausmann hands the reins to his former assistant, Betsy Cook Weber.

11/20/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21–23

This week: Dirty Dancing, Amy Schumer, and the Houston band Children of Pop

11/19/2014 By Michael Hardy With Dean Davis

opera

This Hänsel und Gretel Isn't Just For Kids

Opera in the Heights takes on the challenge of staging the great German Romantic opera.

11/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 14–16

Featuring the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Lewis Black, the Bach family, and more!

11/12/2014 By Michael Hardy

music

The 4 Can't-Miss Concerts of the Weekend

With appearances by everyone from Bastille to Modest Mouse, Alt-J to Nick & Knight, it's a great time to be a music-lover in Houston.

11/06/2014 By Natalie Harms

deals

The 10 Best Student Discounts in Houston

Want a $50 season subscription? $10 ballet tickets? You're in luck—if you have a student ID, of course.

11/06/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 7–9

Featuring David Sedaris, Michael Cunningham, Portland's Imago Theatre and more

11/05/2014 By Michael Hardy

opera

Review: HGO's New Così Fan Tutte Plays It Safe

Classic Mozart opera buffa features fine ensemble singing but lacks brio.

11/04/2014 By Sydney Boyd

classical music

Review: Five-Hour Performance of For Philip Guston Worth The Wait

Our intrepid critic spent Sunday afternoon at the Rothko Chapel, listening to Morton Feldman's rarely performed masterpiece.

11/03/2014 By Sydney Boyd

concert

Jack Antonoff of fun. Brings New Band To Fitzgerald's

The "We Are Young" guitarist, Lena Dunham paramour, and Taylor Swift amanuensis makes his Houston debut.

10/31/2014 By Natalie Harms

opera

Review: Otello Launches New HGO Season In Style

Verdi's classic opera brought to thunderous life in a bravura production

10/27/2014 By Sydney Boyd