Music

Honeymoons on The Bayou

Conducting affairs with HTown’s Orchestras It’s finally official: After a three year search and on the eve of its Centennial Season, the Houston Symphony has named 35-year old conductor Adrés Orozco-Estrada as its next Music Director. Born in Columbia and trained in Vienna, Orozoco-Estrada hasn’t yet conducted most of the world’s [...]...

Bass Notes

Christian McBride.Photo by Anna Webber. Da Camera brings Christian McBride to the Cullen On Friday February 8th at 8:00 pm, Da Camera Houston presents Christia...

SMU Awards Annual Prize

The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University has announced the recipients of its fourth annual Meadows Prize arts residency – violist Nadia Sirota and interdisciplinary artist Tania Bruguera. The Meadows Prize is awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile, active in a discipline [...]...

Flash Chat: Matthew Dirst of Ars Lyrica

Ars Lyrica takes us to Vienna for a special New Year’s celebration on December 31, 2012, 9 p.m. at Zilka Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, featuring featuring two rising stars of the opera stage – soprano Lauren Snouffer and countertenor John Holiday. An elegant gala and [...]...

Outstanding Voices

Three Singers Make a Home in Houston The edges of my chiffon gown tickle the red carpet and my lofty, leopard print shoes lift me onto the escalators at the Wortham Theater Center. Surrounded by the soaring whimsy of Albert Paley’s ribbon-like sculptures, I imagine the ensuing [...]...

Review: Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Monecchi

Opera in the Heights Is love only sweet when it’s forbidden? In the Opera in the Heights (a.k.a. Oh!) production of Vincenzo Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, there is no aphrodisiac like danger for the young lovers, Romeo and Giulietta. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet [...]...

Playing It Forward

Chris Johnson, James and Daren hightower Jam during a lesson at Children's Music Foundation. PHOTOS: AMY COLLIER. Instruments Land in Young Musicians’ Hands Th...

Review: The Italian Girl in Algiers

The Italian Girl in Algiers Giant hats, a suspended cage, growing sand castles and balloons in the shape of Italy are just a few of the comic objects blown wonderfully out of proportion in Houston Grand Opera’s production of The Italian Girl in Algiers by Gioacchino [...]...