Houston Symphony, Houston

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Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America's oldest performing arts organizations, with a rich history of musical excellence. Maestro Hans Graf, who took the podium in September 2001, is the Houston Symphony's 15th music director.

The Houston Symphony fills each busy season with more than 170 concerts attended by an estimated 350,000 people each year. These concerts include the Fidelity Investments Classical Series, made up of the TOTAL Gold Classics, The Shell Favorite Masters, the Fayez Sarofim Great Performers and the Spectrum, Fire and Sound Plus Vision series; the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pops series; a gala Opening Night Concert; Messiah performances at Christmas, Family Concerts, the Chevron Fiesta Sinfonica Familiar, the Dollar Concert and the Salute to Educators Concert. During the summer, the orchestra performs the Summer in the City series and performs at its official summer home, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, tours the region with free Sounds Like Fun! concerts for children and presents the free Target Summer Symphony Nights concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre, where it has performed for more than 60 years.

The Symphony's newest outreach endeavor, the Houston Symphony Community Connections, involves musicians volunteering their time to go into the community, at no charge, as soloists, in small-ensembles or as music coaches. Each season, musicians reach more than 15,000 Houstonians in schools, hospitals, retirement homes, shelters and community centers.
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  • Ellis Jones Hall is stunningly set up to produce outstanding music quality. Kazushi Ono was in total control and brought out a stunning performance from the whole ensemble. Incredible evening of music...  more »
  • Every Houston Symphony performance is a joy to attend - we are lucky to have a world class symphony to round out the arts offerings of Houston. Over the last many years, their programming has been exp...  more »

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