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A Symphonic Tour of Europe from Rick Steves & Houston Symphony

  It was like an exquisite fairytale tour of the continent for lucky audiences at last weekend’s Houston Symphony concert titled, “Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey.” A full house packed Jones Hall, and with top ticket prices above one … Continue reading

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Krajewski Returns Amid Musical & Acrobatic Splendor at Jones Hall

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III “The People’s Critic” Photos: Chris Gray/Cirque de la Symphonie [Click any photo to enlarge]   The fun at Houston Symphony’s Jones Hall began as soon as much-loved conductor, Michael Krajewski, walked to the podium, as … Continue reading

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Musical Artistry Prevails on Night of YTA Gala and Concert of Finalists

[Click Any Photo to Enlarge]  There was an atmosphere of celebration last weekend here in Texas. As folks looked forward to the end of winter’s dark days and the arrival of Daylight Savings Time, students and families prepared to welcome … Continue reading

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An Extra Special EXTRATERRESTRIAL from Houston Symphony’s “E.T.”

It was an extraordinary one-night-only event at Jones Hall last Thursday when the Houston Symphony took its place on stage below a large movie screen that was about to display a sensational film in a very sensational new way. Fans … Continue reading

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Tony DeSare Dazzles Houston Pops Audience on the Ivories

  They say “seeing is believing,” but for those lucky enough to attend Opening Night of this weekend’s Houston Symphony Pops concert, “I Love a Piano,” the astonishing performance of pop vocalist & pianist, Tony DeSare, seemed to somehow defy … Continue reading

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YOUNG TEXAS ARTISTS Celebrated with Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue

[Click any photo to enlarge] There are those rare occasions in life when it seems the stars are fully in alignment. Such was the case on Saturday night last weekend in Conroe, Texas, when after a soaking week of much … Continue reading

Posted in Beethoven, Bizet, Crighton Theatre, Jim Pokorski, Montgomery County Performing Arts Society, Prokofiev, Puccini, Rossini, St. John Flynn, Susie Pokorski, Tchaikovsky, Young Texas Artists | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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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