No Haydn This

Ars Lyrica Reveals 2021–2022 Season of Turning Points

The Houston early music ensemble’s new season, which begins September 24, will bring us the best of Baroque from Bach to Handel to Purcell.

07/15/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Music to Our Ears

Da Camera Bringing In-Person Concerts Back to Halls Around the City

The jam-packed season of chamber and jazz concerts kicks off on October 29.

07/01/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Bettin' on Beethoven

Itzhak Perlman Talks Beethoven Ahead of Houston Symphony Concert

The living legend of the violin comes to the Bayou City for his first concert as artistic partner of the Symphony May 22–23.

05/19/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Curtain Up

SPA Brings Live Shows Back with an A-List Lineup

This season's schedule includes visits from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Black Violin, David Sedaris, Jeff Goldblum, and so many more.

04/22/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Murder, Marty, and Meditation

5 Virtual Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, July 24-26

This weekend's events are a real hoot.

07/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Twirl and Whirl

5 Virtual Things To Do in Houston This Weekend, July 17-19

There’s plenty happening in the Bayou City’s online arts world. So, stay inside.

07/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Music and Mania

Houston Symphony’s New Schumann Festival Explores the Composer’s Genius and Mental Illness

The two-week festival features concerts, lectures, and tours.

02/05/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

A Little Night Music

Emanuel Ax and Fabien Gabel Are Ready to Rock the Houston Symphony

The famed musicians are set to offer up Beethoven, Brahms, and some less standard works.

11/15/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Yefim Bronfman Conquers Rachmaninoff

The Houston Symphony’s opening night concert was an elegant achievement.

09/16/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

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

Concerts

An Orchestra Where Female Composers Are the Rule, Not the Exception

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents two programs focused on works by women.

11/15/2018 By Holly Beretto

Oktober surprise

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 28–30

Festival season has arrived.

09/27/2018 By Morgan Kinney

criss cross

Creative Combinations: Sarah Rothenberg Looks Back at 25 Years with Da Camera

Ahead of the chamber group's season opener, the artistic director lays out the coincidences and quirks of her quarter century at the helm.

09/26/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Musical impressions

Ludovico Einaudi Gave His Jones Hall Audience Exactly What It Wanted

The Italian pianist and composer transcended expectations Sunday night.

07/16/2018 By Dianna Wray

Riot-worthy?

A Three-Dimensional Rite of Spring Comes to Jones Hall

The Houston Symphony teams up with inter-media artist Klaus Obermaier to reimagine Stravinsky's orchestral gem using a dancer and visual projections.

05/15/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Give 'em Grapes

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 23-25

Three days filled with bittersweet goodbyes, examinations of difficult history, and a sloth named Rudy.

02/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

First time for everything

This Houston Group Won Its First Grammy Ever

Travis Scott didn't deliver, but the Houston Symphony came in clutch at Sunday's awards.

01/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Wolf Wolf

Peter and the Wolf Ventures into the Houston Zoo

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, alongside Horse Head Theatre and Magpies and Peacocks, will perform Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf inside Houston's animal kingdom.

01/12/2018 By Holly Beretto

Five's Company

Ballet Not Your Thing? WindSync Offers a Twist on The Nutcracker and Other Favorites

The wind quintet teams up with singers and dancers for a non-traditional holiday program.

12/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

Classical Music

Italian Sirens and Other Female Composers Take Center Stage at Ars Lyrica

“Artful Women” brings a celebration of women’s roles in 17th- and 18th-century music.

10/30/2017 By Chris Becker