Category Archives: Classical Music

The Wondrous Blend of Houston Symphony, ABBA, and RAJATON

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   http://www.ThePeoplesCritic.com It was a night of music that I dare say will not be soon forgotten by those of us blessed to be in the Jones Hall audience for the Houston Symphony’s celebration of what … Continue reading

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A Symphonic SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

How appropriate that on this Super Bowl weekend the Houston Symphony has chosen to screen a super movie with 1952’s MGM musical classic, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, starring Hollywood legends, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. But this one-weekend … Continue reading

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Houston Symphony plus Peking Acrobats=Pure Magic

  For the orchestra’s part, musical selections accompanying the acrobatics included exciting performances of Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Khachaturian’s Suite from Masquerade, all under the able baton of conductor, Robert … Continue reading

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Excellence Abounds at YTA Concert of Finalists

As the Young Texas Artists music competition entered its fourth decade of showcasing the very finest of our state’s young, classical musicians, it would be no surprise that last Saturday night’s eight 2015 finalists would epitomize musical excellence for the … Continue reading

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