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From Houston Ballet: A MADAME BUTTERFLY of Tragedy and Grace

[All photos courtesy of Houston Ballet. Photographer: Amitava Sarkar] Whenever I am privileged to report on an important ballet performance, I am reminded of a tender lyric in the legendary Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. It reminds us that “Everything … Continue reading

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Epic Concert and Soloist for Houston Symphony at Pavilion

For those of us fortunate to have homes in The Woodlands, Texas, there have been countless opportunities through the years to enjoy the wonderful concerts of the Houston Symphony Orchestra at its “summer home,” the famed Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. … 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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Ghosts, Goblins and Spooky Music Invade Pavilion

Last Friday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Halloween got off to the musically spooky start that residents always look forward to from the Houston Symphony’s annual Hocus Pocus Pops concert. Out on the Pavilion plaza there was the … Continue reading

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Symphony Brings Fine Music and Fine Wines to Pavilion

It was back in the 1980’s of another century that I had the good fortune to spend two pleasant summers visiting the cliff side home of a good friend on the southern coast of Spain, surrounded there by magnificent views … Continue reading

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Hamlisch and HSO Well-Matched at Pavilion

[ NOTE: The PEOPLE’S CRITIC column below from August 17, 2000, is reprinted here in memory of brilliant Broadway and film composer, Marvin Hamlisch, who died today. ] It was a warm night in Texas when renowned Broadway and motion … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s “BUNNY” for HSO at Pavilion

My story could have been called A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but I understand that title has already been used. But dreamlike it was, to see an audience of nearly ten thousand people of all ages, many of them children, all … Continue reading

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