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Snapping away at Summer Symphony Nights

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We found this photo from Adam Baker (AlphaTangoBravo on Flickr), who attended last year's Star-Spangled Salute. Amazing shot!

We hope you’re having a blast at our free Miller Outdoor Theatre concerts – and now we want to see the experience through your eyes! Through July 11, submit your photos from those concerts (including both concerts this weekend, and the July 4th ExxonMobil Star-Spangled Salute) to our OH SNAP! photo contest. By doing so, you’ll have the chance to win ticket vouchers to one of next season’s concerts, as well as be featured on our website, in SymphonE-News and right here on the blog! Enter to win in one – or all – of the categories: Best performance shot*, best family/friends shot, best fireworks shot**, best venue shot and best audience shot.  Photos can be portrait style or abstract … just let your imagination guide your eye!

All you have to do to enter the contest is join the Houston Symphony Flickr Group, add a photo to the group pool and tag it with OhSnap!PhotoContest. The deadline for submissions is July 11, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. CST. For more detailed instructions on entering the contest and to read the rules and regulations, please visit us online. For other questions, it’s as easy as sending an e-mail over to

We can’t wait to see all of the entries — there have been some great ones so far. Happy snapping and we’ll see you on the hill!

*Please note there is NO flash photography permitted while the Orchestra is performing.

**There will be a fireworks display only at the July 4th ExxonMobil Star-Spangled Salute concert.


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.