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

Oldie but a goodie

Da Camera Enters its Third Decade with Concerts from the Harlem Quartet

Jazz and Cuban rhythms are the focus Saturday, with an all-Beethoven concert Sunday.

09/20/2017 By Holly Beretto

Second is the best

Meet Rainer Crosett, the Young Cello Virtuoso Taking Over Miller Outdoor Theatre

The Ima Hogg silver medalist is one of the young superstars highlighted in this weekend's installment of the Summer Symphony Nights series.

06/29/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen

Will it play in Peoria?

Texas Music Festival's Brett Mitchell Loves Football, Just Like You

This week's guest conductor brings a decidedly everyman vibe to the conductor's podium for a performance of Elgar's Enigma Variations.

06/21/2017 By Chris Becker

Festival Overture

Rare Stradivarius Violins Arrive in Houston, Ready for Some Play

Florian Leonhard brings his unique instruments and repertoire of knowledge to the Texas Music Festival this weekend.

06/15/2017 By Cara Maines

Liszt-alike

Texas Music Festival Kicks Off with Spanish-Speaking Opera's Greatest Star

Andrea Puente Catán on her late husband: “He opened the door for opera that relates to the Spanish-speaking world."

06/06/2017 By Chris Becker

Windmills!

Review: Ars Lyrica Lends a Musical Tilt to Don Quixote in Season Finale

A sprawling program of period music showcases Cervantes' most enduring work.

05/23/2017 By Doni Wilson

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

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