Inside the Houston Symphony

Taking you behind the music–one concert at a time!

Beautiful music in the heart of Houston

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Conductor Krzystof Urbanski will lead the Orchestra during the June 26 concert. Photo credit: DG Photography

Over the next few weeks, we hope you’ll all be able to join us at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park for Summer Symphony Nights – a series of free concerts featuring exciting repertoires and the chance for an affordable night out on the town! Here’s a quick rundown of what we have to offer (and remember, all concerts are FREE and begin at 8:30 p.m.):

During this year’s performances, we’re excited to add some interesting technological twists to the mix. At June 17th’s “Tweetcert,” you’ll be able to follow our Twitter feed (@HouSymphony) to read live, up-to-the-minute program notes written by Assistant Conductor Brett Mitchell. We’ll also have the audience vote via text message for the encore during our June 18th concert. The pieces to choose from will be Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville or Rossini’s Overture to William Tell – each one sure to be a delight!

And what would summer be without some great pictures? Throughout the entire series, we’re inviting you to enter our first-ever photo contest (which we’ve named OH SNAP!), and we look forward to selecting some of the best photos to win!

So, when you’re on your way into Miller, make sure and grab a Symphony hand fan – it will include all of the info you need to participate in these activities! For more information about the programs, conductors and guest artists for Symphony Summer Nights, please visit us online.

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  1. Come on, William Tell. Of course.

    John Smith

    June 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    • Hi John! Actually, the winner was the Overture to The Barber of Seville. During Robert Franz’s Sounds Like Fun! concerts, though, he had the orchestra play all three selections. Hope you were able to make it out to Miller!

      Houston Symphony

      June 23, 2010 at 9:24 pm

  2. Yeah I was there. It was highly disappointing at first but the Barber was exceedingly enjoyable as well!

    John Smith

    June 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm


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