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La mer & Lamsma

Indulge in a feast of sumptuous French delights! “Stunning” (Chicago Tribune) violinist Simone Lamsma performs a feat of dazzling virtuoso strength with three tour de force showpieces: Ravel’s smoldering, gypsy-inspired whirlwind, Chausson’s dreamy reverie, and Dutilleux’s lyrical Sur le même accord (“on the same chord”). In Debussy’s La mer, fleeting moments of singular beauty—the iridescent glint of light…

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Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet

For never was a story of more woe…” No rendition of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy captures the passion and depth of feeling—or the chasm between wide-eyed love and searing hate—more powerfully than Prokofiev’s. Korngold practically invented the lush, Hollywood sound we know and love, and his Cello Concerto began as on-screen music for the 1946 film Deception.…

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Midori Plays Tchaikovsky

Violin legend Midori performs Tchaikovsky’s mega-popular concerto, adored by generations for its ravishing beauty and superhuman virtuoso demands. A child prodigy and world-renowned organist, César Franck turned to composition only in the final years of his life. His richly melodic and colorful Symphony in D minor stands as a shining jewel in his brief but…

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Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Songbook

With his unmistakable gravelly voice, expressive scat singing, and virtuosic trumpet sound, Louis Armstrong changed music forever and made the whole world smile. Travel back to the golden age of jazz as the incomparable Byron Stripling brings Satchmo to life with stunning recreations of his most memorable hits—“What a Wonderful World,” “Basin Street Blues,” “Mack…

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Wild Symphony

Hop like a kangaroo, sing like a whale, run like a cheetah, and play like a kitten in this musical adventure through the animal kingdom! Composed by Dan Brown, author of the worldwide phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Wild Symphony pairs engaging music with delightful illustrations from Brown’s debut children’s picture book of the same name, projected on…

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Very Merry Pops

Gather with loved ones in a warm and cozy winter wonderland for a sleigh-full of holly, jolly musical cheer! Broadway’s Rodney Ingram (The Phantom of the Opera) joins the Houston Symphony and Chorus for heartwarming favorites and treasured carols. Complete with sparkling decorations and a visit from Santa himself, there’s no better way to get…

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