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

Opera

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

Preview

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

Opera

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

Music

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

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