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

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

Concert

Yo-Yo Ma Enchants Alongside the Houston Symphony

The celebrated cellist delivered big scores this Super Bowl weekend.

02/06/2017 By Emily Juhasz

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

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

Music for Millennials

Circle of Fifths Introduces Concert Series for Young Professionals

Five ensembles and chamber music organizations woo the next generation with a collection of performances.

07/21/2016 By Kyndall Krist

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

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

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 8–10

The annual Art Car Parade rolls through downtown, the Symphony plays Boléro, Moores Opera Center's Anna Karenina, comedian Ron White and singer Tori Kelly at Retention Music Center.

04/06/2016 By Nick Esquer

Ars Lyrica

Ars Lyrica Covering Easter at Hobby Center

Early music group Ars Lyrica Houston celebrates Easter with Handel's "Messiah."

03/31/2016 By Leah Rose

Performing Arts

Using Piano to Bring A Literary Masterpiece to Life

Da Camera pianist Sarah Rothenberg pays tribute to Marcel Proust, bringing his text to life through music and mirth.

02/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 29–31

Montrose Trio at Wortham, All The Way opens at Alley, HGO presents Rusalka, the Harlem Globetrotters dribble into NRG Park, Palden Weinreb discusses his art at Asia Society Texas.

01/27/2016 By Nick Esquer

Early Music

Homage to the Sun King

Ars Lyrica tips a cap to France's King Louis XIV and his love for the arts.

11/13/2015 By Sydney Boyd