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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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GLAMOROUS OPENING NIGHT FOR KINGSLEY & HOUSTON SYMPHONY

  It would be a day full of exquisite music. In the afternoon I had the pleasure of viewing a telecast of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, a presentation honoring brilliant film composer, John Williams, earlier this summer. … Continue reading

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Houston Symphony Celebrates Goodman with Bennett’s Virtuosity

It was a night of dazzling music that will be long remembered by those fortunate enough to attend one of the three dazzling performances with which the Houston Symphony closed out “leap weekend” at the end of February in this … 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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Surprising Houston Symphony Event Leaves Keillor Fans Smiling

Those who say, “You can’t go home again,” have probably never enjoyed A Prairie Home Companion, and its weekly PBS radio journeys to host Garrison Keillor’s fabled hometown of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, a fictional Minnesotan small town “where all the … Continue reading

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Houston Symphony’s SINATRA CENTENNIAL a Spectacular Success

The Houston Symphony certainly started off this month of November with a sensational concert in Jones Hall. Titled, SINATRA’S CENTENNIAL, the program was a wonderful look back at the countless songs that have come to be closely identified with the … Continue reading

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