Defining Home: Da Camera’s 30th Season
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Defining Home: Da Camera’s 30th Season

Da Camera has flourished because of the entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness of its hometown of…

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From punk rockers to presidents: The rebels at ROCO announce new season
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From punk rockers to presidents: The rebels at ROCO announce new season

The conductor nearly chickened out. Planning the concert that will open the River Oaks Chamber…

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Soli Chamber Ensemble Concludes Season Under the Ligurian Sun
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Soli Chamber Ensemble Concludes Season Under the Ligurian Sun

The shift may not have been conscious, violinist Ertan Torgul says, but he sees it…

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Houston Welcomes New Music Ensemble Loop38
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Houston Welcomes New Music Ensemble Loop38

Traditional tunes, rhythms and harmonies played no role. Instead, the chamber ensemble offered up an…

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Small But Mighty: Fort Worth Opera Moves Forward With World Premiere
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Small But Mighty: Fort Worth Opera Moves Forward With World Premiere

Belt-tightening is all too familiar in the arts, but it doesn’t mean a group’s vision…

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Young & Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync & Kinetic Team Up
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Young & Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync & Kinetic Team Up

WindSync seems plenty youthful when you look at a photo, but let’s take another vantage…

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Houston Symphony’s <em>Fidelio</em> & a New Season
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Houston Symphony’s Fidelio & a New Season

The heroics of Beethoven’s Fifth. The exuberance of his Ode to Joy. The humor of…

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Mass Effect: Orchestra of New Spain Revisits Classic Courcelle Composition
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Mass Effect: Orchestra of New Spain Revisits Classic Courcelle Composition

Francisco Courcelle may not rank as a big-name composer. But his Misa Ave Maris Stella,…

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Electrifying Heroines and Cherished Classics: HGO’s New Season
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Electrifying Heroines and Cherished Classics: HGO’s New Season

They rank among opera’s most electrifying heroines, yet Houston hasn’t felt their wallop for more…

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It Happened in Texas: <em>Nixon In China</em> Returns to HGO
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It Happened in Texas: Nixon In China Returns to HGO

The U.S. presidential election looms, and the politician has planned his trip for maximum media…

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Musical Evangelists: Houston Symphony’s Embedded Musicians Engage the Community
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Musical Evangelists: Houston Symphony’s Embedded Musicians Engage the Community

David Connor lets his double bass rest on the floor. Cradling an iPad and speaker…

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Hand, Heart & Passion: Jim Dine’s Designs for Salomé at the McNay & More
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Hand, Heart & Passion: Jim Dine’s Designs for Salomé at the McNay & More

A hand, a conch shell, a pair of lips, a valentine heart: Rendered in pastels…

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San Antonio Symphony Shines in a “Real” Hall at The Tobin Center
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San Antonio Symphony Shines in a “Real” Hall at The Tobin Center

Carmina Burana always packs a wallop. This time, Carl Orff’s paean to frolic and fate…

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Juicy roles bring Stephen Costello back to Dallas Opera
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Juicy roles bring Stephen Costello back to Dallas Opera

Stephen Costello thinks back to when he agreed to perform in a then-unfinished opera.

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Home and Away: The Miró Quartet’s Fall Texas Season
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Home and Away: The Miró Quartet’s Fall Texas Season

The Miró Quartet loves to expose an audience to the panorama of a single composer’s…

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Travel Music: Harmony in the Air Delights Houston’s Airport Passengers
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Travel Music: Harmony in the Air Delights Houston’s Airport Passengers

Air travelers nationwide were grumbling about lengthening lines at security checks. A federal transportation official…

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Bringing Music to the People: ROCO’s New Season
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Bringing Music to the People: ROCO’s New Season

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra isn’t planning a Fourth of July concert, but maybe it…

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Old Yet New: Ars Lyrica’s Fresh Take on Vivaldi and Next Season’s News
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Old Yet New: Ars Lyrica’s Fresh Take on Vivaldi and Next Season’s News

Maybe you’ve heard Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons umpteen times. Nevertheless, Ars Lyrica wants to…

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Houston Symphony’s Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero Creates Value and Connections
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Houston Symphony’s Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero Creates Value and Connections

The Houston Symphony’s Sunday matinee was coming up, and a couple of hundred early birds…

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Musiqa at FotoFest and More
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Musiqa at FotoFest and More

Composer Marcus Maroney saw an impetus for his own creativity in Edward Burtynsky’s dramatic photographs.

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Houston Chamber Choir’s Spring Season
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Houston Chamber Choir’s Spring Season

Robert Simpson sums up what keeps him going: “I’m always excited about whatever is over…

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New Music in Dallas: Voices of Change Lives Up to its Name
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New Music in Dallas: Voices of Change Lives Up to its Name

Playing in the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra and other ensembles offers plenty of fulfillment.…

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Music & Milestones: Dallas Bach Society’s Spring Season
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Music & Milestones: Dallas Bach Society’s Spring Season

Sure, J.S. Bach is the most revered composer of his time. But the society goes…

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A Baroque Zarzuela at Orchestra of New Spain
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A Baroque Zarzuela at Orchestra of New Spain

The hole in the history books made no sense. Spanish music had flourished during the…

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Musical Explorers: Aperio Turns Ten
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Musical Explorers: Aperio Turns Ten

As artistic director of Aperio:Music of the Americas Michael Zuraw has sifted through hundreds of…

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Dream Team: Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie Collaborate on Great Scott at Dallas Opera
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Dream Team: Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie Collaborate on Great Scott at Dallas Opera

In his new work, an opera singer would perform the national anthem at the Super…

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Ars Lyrica’s Four Seasons in One
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Ars Lyrica’s Four Seasons in One

Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons may be the most famous violin music there is.

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Must Hear: Season Standouts of the Fall Texas Music Season
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Must Hear: Season Standouts of the Fall Texas Music Season

Terrence McNally no doubt ranks as Corpus Christi’s leading contribution to the American arts world.

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Dallas Winds Celebrates 30 Years With More to Come
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Dallas Winds Celebrates 30 Years With More to Come

Kim Campbell thinks back to when he freelanced as a trombonist in North Texas orchestras.

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Classical Road Trip: Texas Ensembles Tour the Globe
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Classical Road Trip: Texas Ensembles Tour the Globe

With the recession in the rearview mirror, Texas groups are hitting the road again as…

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Another World at Da Camera/Houston Chamber Choirs’ Sacred Visions
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Another World at Da Camera/Houston Chamber Choirs’ Sacred Visions

Japanese Inspired Sonic Brush Strokes Succeed at Aperio’s Season Closer
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Japanese Inspired Sonic Brush Strokes Succeed at Aperio’s Season Closer

Aperio's “Silences” program offered a refreshing reminder that vignettes have power, too.

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On the hunt for excellence
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On the hunt for excellence

Stephen King trains the next generation of opera singers at HGO and Rice University

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Composers and Performers Come Together at Soli Chamber Ensemble
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Composers and Performers Come Together at Soli Chamber Ensemble

The Soli Chamber Ensemble has never given its audience an experience quite like this.

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Love, Brutality, Sacrifice, and Regret: Houston Grand Opera’s Vivid Die Walküre
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Fusing Opera and Mariachi: HGO presents El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
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Fusing Opera and Mariachi: HGO presents El Pasado Nunca Se Termina