Seussical, the Opera

Review: The Barber of Seville Takes the Comedy Over the Top

Houston Grand Opera interprets Rossini's classic opera using plenty of color.

01/29/2018 By Sydney Boyd


Review: The Epic Elektra Struggles to Overcome Its Venue

HGO's performance of the ultra-gory opera still feels like squeezing blood from a convention center stone.

01/22/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Inner voices

Kinetic Is Here to Stay

Ahead of "Inner Voices" at MATCH, Houston's conductor-less chamber group talks outlasting the hype.

01/19/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Sweet Spot

After Years of Fumbling, HGO May Have Landed A Holiday Winner

The world premiere of The House Without a Christmas Tree is not complicated, which may be its greatest strength.

12/01/2017 By Sydney Boyd


Review: Julius Caesar Brings Exceptional Sounds to a Cluttered Stage

Houston Grand Opera treats audiences to a memorably sweet and luxurious performance.

10/30/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Nice Spread

Quirks Aside, La Traviata Proves Convention Hall Opera Can Work

Sure, it's not the Wortham, but HGO continues to put on a show.

10/23/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Freedom Summer

Wadada Leo Smith Brings City-Spanning Civil Rights Masterpiece to Houston

Performed in parts between Austin, Houston, and New Orleans, 'Ten Freedom Summers' considers the psychological impact of a tumultuous decade.

10/10/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Go with the Flow

Aguas da Amazonia Brings a Welcome Flood of Technical Ambition

Aperio, Music of the Americas debuts a new arrangement of the Philip Glass masterpiece.

09/11/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Back from the Dead

If You Care About Jazz in Houston, Don't Miss Charles Mingus Live

After charting the entire album by ear, local musicians will perform the entire Mingus Ah Um live Sunday at Sparrow and the Nest.

08/09/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Get Jazzed

Sister of Jazz Legend Frank Morgan Dishes Ahead of MFAH Jazz on Film Screening

"He was very serious about the things that mattered to him, including drugs, music, everything. "

06/07/2017 By Sydney Boyd


Review: The Abduction from the Seraglio Seals an Excellent Season at Houston Grand Opera

Mozart's classic work concludes the season on a high—and hilarious—note.

05/01/2017 By Sydney Boyd


Gabriela Lena Frank Shakes Up Classical Music with the World Premiere of Conquest Requiem

Houston Symphony's composer-in-residence puts her own spin on the classic art form.

05/01/2017 By Sydney Boyd


Review: Houston Grand Opera's Götterdämmerung is a Masterful Tour de Force

HGO concludes the fourth and final installment of the Der Ring des Nibelungen series with epic performances.

04/24/2017 By Sydney Boyd


Fearless New Ensemble Loop38 Performs In Complete Darkness

Since its debut in December, the 17-person group has been breaking uncommon musical territory in Houston.

04/14/2017 By Sydney Boyd

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.

03/27/2017 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


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


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


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