Blast Off

The Houston Symphony’s ​Ad Astra​ Gets a World Premiere

Composer-in-residence Jimmy López Bellido writes an homage to NASA.

12/03/2019 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

Holly, Jolly Houston

Deck Your Christmas Calendar With These Events

Get your dose of holiday culture.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

spoopy

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 18-20

We're really just looking for the best Halloween events at this point.

10/17/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Review

At Last, a Refreshing Performance of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto

The Houston Symphony gives Gershwin (and Copland) the respect he deserves.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Gala SZN

Opening Night at the Symphony Raises $575,000 for Community Programming

The annual concert and gala was a rousing success.

09/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Review

Yefim Bronfman Conquers Rachmaninoff

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

09/16/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Music

At Satellite Bar, Making Houston’s Music Scene Cooler One Show at a Time

Plus, the local bands and national tours we're looking forward to this fall.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

Fall Arts

Curtain Call: The 2019 Fall Arts Guide

Everything you need to know about the season’s must-score tickets. Plus, the ovation-deserving professionals who make it all possible.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 12–14

Batty boat rides, Selena at Jones Hall, and more.

07/12/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Happy 243rd Birthday, America!

How Will You Celebrate Fourth of July This Year?

Houston has an Independence Day celebration for everyone.

06/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Music

The Houston Symphony Will Honor Selena This Month

Of course, the first performances of The Music of Selena had to be in Texas.

06/25/2019 By Chris Gray

Pride

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 21–23

Forecasts predict a flood of rainbows will invade downtown this weekend.

06/20/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Into the Garden

The Post Oak Transforms Into a Vintage Garden to Raise Over $1.3 Million for the Houston Symphony

The annual soirée dazzled guests and bolstered the Symphony's community education and outreach efforts.

05/16/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

dracarys

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 10–12

Featuring a timely visit from none other than the Mother of Dragons.

05/09/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Duty Calls

The Houston Symphony Chorus Challenges Itself With Rachmaninoff's The Bells

The all-volunteer chorus is up to the task.

05/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

Weekend read

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 26–28

Support local shops for Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day, plus a bunch more ideas.

04/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Yee-haw

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, March 8–10

It's van Gogh time at the MFAH. Plus: Corgi racing is back!

03/07/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Halftime Show

Make Your Choice: Chamber Music or Super Bowl LIII?

Kinetic, Houston's conductorless ensemble, presents a "very physical, and very visually engaging" program that goes head-to-head with a certain football game.

01/31/2019 By Hannah Che

Throwback

An Orchestra Concert of '80s Hits? Like, Totally, Dude

“This concert shows that an orchestra concert doesn’t have to be stuffy or pretentious, the way a lot of people think it can be."

01/04/2019 By Holly Beretto