Review

The Phoenix Delivers a Sublime New Experience

HGO's world premiere might scramble to cover a lot of historical ground, but we enjoyed every minute.

05/01/2019 By Hannah Che

Surprise, Surprise

Who's Performing at Tonight's Sofar Show? You'll Have to Wait and See

The international series of pop-up concerts is growing in Houston, and audiences are eating it up.

04/29/2019 By Hannah Che

Review

Can You Make Don Giovanni Feel Relevant? HGO Just Did.

"At least in this retelling, the voices that speak loudest are the voices of the women."

04/23/2019 By Hannah Che

Lolly Willowes

A Forgotten Masterpiece Gets Its Second Act On Stage

After winning a race against the BBC to secure the dramatic rights, a Houston group will premiere its chamber opera adaptation of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes.

04/16/2019 By Hannah Che

in between

Making Space for A New Kind of Jazz Quartet

Mark Guiliana's Space Heroes brings his unique group to the Wortham this weekend.

03/20/2019 By Hannah Che

Natural sound

You Must Experience the Environmental Wonder of Inuksuit

Melding music, nature, and place, John Luther Adams's monumental percussion work comes to Rice this Saturday.

02/13/2019 By Hannah Che

Halftime Show

Make Your Choice: Chamber Music or Super Bowl LIII?

Kinetic, Houston's conductorless ensemble, presents a "very physical, and very visually engaging" program that goes head-to-head with a certain football game.

01/31/2019 By Hannah Che

True Gem

Review: The Pearl Fishers Is A Transportive Musical Gem

The HGO production is enough of a musical masterpiece to make you forget the lousy libretto.

01/30/2019 By Hannah Che

las mariposas

Review: Florencia en el Amazonas Offers a Magical Vision of Love

Beautiful visuals dazzle alongside stunning solos in this HGO production.

01/23/2019 By Hannah Che

Opera

Ana María Martínez Returns to HGO to Lead Florencia en el Amazonas

The longtime Houstonian graduates to the title role in this Spanish-language opera.

01/11/2019 By Hannah Che

Body Music

Loop38 Explores the Bodies Behind the Music

"The point isn't to get it or to know what's going on, but to feel confused, to be excited by what you don't know, and to want to figure it out more."

11/13/2018 By Hannah Che

🌧⚡️🌪

At Rice, Houston's Wild Weather Made Manifest

Composer George Lewis builds upon the Turrell Skyspace to create a compelling, meditative experience of our chaotic environment.

11/02/2018 By Hannah Che

Review

What Is the Sound of Heartbreak?

Savage Winter is rather unsuccessful as an opera, but as a monologue, it’s incredibly compelling.

10/23/2018 By Hannah Che