Battle of the Bards

Houston High School Students Spread the Words at Space City Poetry Slam Series

Performance poets take the stage at Discovery Green this weekend.

4:47pm By Sydney Boyd

All Concerts Considered

Pink Martini and Ari Shapiro Join the Houston Symphony This Weekend

The multilingual orchestra and NPR correspondent—yes, he can sing!—stops by the Bayou City.

03/15/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

HGO's World Premiere of Some Light Emerges Is Inspired by the Rothko Chapel

The new opera by Pulitzer prize winner Mark Campbell highlights philanthropist Dominique de Menil.

02/28/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Classical Concert

In Brentano String Quartet’s Art of Fugue, Dance and Music Collide

Da Camera presents Bach's legendary—and incomplete—composition.

02/21/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Preview

Da Camera Presents the Ultimate Chamber Music Duet

New life is brought to the classic genre in this one-of-a-kind concert.

02/14/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Verdi’s Requiem Makes Its Dynamic Debut in Houston

HGO brings this hauntingly-good opera to the Bayou City.

02/13/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Houston Grand Opera's Nixon in China Turns 30

Three decades later, HGO's production still strikes a chord with audiences.

01/23/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Striking a Chord

Meet Houston's New Music Ensemble: Loop38

How one group is changing the tune of concert offerings in the Bayou City.

12/26/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Review

It's a Wonderful Life Opera Reimagines the Holiday Classic

The newest commission by Houston Grand Opera isn't what you'd expect.

12/05/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Preview

Da Camera Brings a Picasso-Themed Concert to the Menil

Picasso and Music combines the modern artist's works with stirring sounds from composers he inspired.

11/09/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Don't Miss the Devilish Charms of Houston Grand Opera's Faust

The devil's in the details with this classic performance.

10/31/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Houston Grand Opera's Elixir of Love is a Marvelous Riot

High notes meet belly laughs in this farcical production.

10/25/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Preview

Ars Lyrica Opens Jephtha This Saturday

The ensemble's new Fables & Follies season brings this stirring—and challenging—masterpiece to the Hobby Center.

10/10/2016 With Sydney Boyd

Bravo!

Peek Inside Houston Grand Opera's New Season

The annual Studio Showcase previewed riveting scores from upcoming performances.

09/12/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Lone Star Lyric Festival Continues to Shine

The annual festival celebrates a decade of world-renowned performances.

06/22/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Classical Music

AFA Receives NEA Grant

A $15,000 grant will help fund the youth education organization's Summer Music Conservatory.

05/23/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

A Carousel for Adults at Wortham

A review of Houston Grand Opera's final show of the season.

04/25/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Classical

ROCO Ends Its Season On A High Note

The Houston-based chamber orchestra finishes the 2015/2016 season with an original piece from composer Dorothy Gates.

04/08/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Film Festival

Reel To Reel Gets Real at Queer Hippo Festival

The first annual film festival sheds light on gay rights in America.

03/28/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

World Premiere of Prince of Players in March

HGO premieres a story of gender politics in the Shakespearean stage world.

03/02/2016 By Sydney Boyd