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Culture wars, political dysfunction and rising ethnic tensions—these were the problems that plagued Austria-Hungary in the 1880s. After the electio...
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Orchestra musicians love touring. The notion that the orchestra is building bridges, making connections, drawing together a diversity of people thr...
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February 2, 3 and 4, percussion rock star Colin Currie joins the Houston Symphony to perform American composer John Corigliano’s Conjurer for Per...
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The idea for a ballet based on Daphnis and Chloe (an ancient Greek love story attributed to Longus) originated with the Russian choreographer Miche...
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Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland and Peter Pears hanging out. By the spring of 1939, war between Britain and Germany seemed increasingly inevitab...
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Nadezhda von Meck, Tchaikovsky’s patron and pen pal. Not long after the triumphant St. Petersburg premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony in 1...
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“It is amazing to play in Jackson Hole with so many wonderful musicians from around the country.” Nancy Goodearl, a member of the Houston Symph...
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Paul and Maja Sacher. In 1934, the Swiss conductor Paul Sacher married Maja Stehlin, the widow who had inherited the Roche pharmaceutical fortun...
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Leonard Bernstein in 1945. On the evening of November 13, 1943, the 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein was out celebrating the successful premiere of...
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Robert Schumann, photographed in 1850. On February 27, 1854, Robert Schumann attempted suicide by jumping from a bridge into the river Rhine. So...
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For many of us, Disney’s Fantasia was our first introduction to the playground of the imagination that is the orchestra. Disney himself said, “In...
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Whether it’s a song, movie or a distant memory, there is always something that puts us in a festive mood. We surveyed our musicians to see what get...
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Jonathan Fischer joined the Houston Symphony as Principal Oboe in September 2012, and joined the faculty of the University of Houston in September...
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If you have ever watched part of a movie on mute, you know that without music, scary scenes aren’t as scary and happy endings aren’t as happy. A li...
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What would Christmas be without music? For many of us, music is an indelible part of our Christmas memories and traditions. The same has been true ...
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What do you get for the music lover who has everything? According to new scientific research , experiences like concerts are more likely to contri...
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The Houston Symphony has received a nomination for the 60 th  Grammy Awards for the recording of Alban Berg’s  Wozzeck  for  Best Opera Recording  ...
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Best known for the famous Hallelujah Chorus, Handel’s Messiah is likely the most performed piece of classical music in history. Learn more about ...
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What is the Houston Symphony thankful for this year? We surveyed our musicians and staff to find out! From being back in Jones Hall after Hurricane...
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On December 1, 2 and 3, Megan Hilty returns to Houston with Christmas cheer as part of our 2017 Very Merry Pops concerts. Get to know this televisi...
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