Performances

Houston Symphony finds a congenial home for belated opening concert

After Hurricane Harvey’s flooding forced the Houston Symphony to cancel the …

Van Zweden opens final DSO season with dark, somber program

A largely somber atmosphere, provided by music of Mahler and the …

Mitchell conducts a vivid program at Texas Music Festival

The Texas Music Festival gives college and conservatory students a glimpse …

Young players show their mettle at Texas Music Festival

Every June, the Texas Music Festival gives young instrumentalists from colleges …

Cliburn Finals: Round 4

Finalist Rachel Cheung struck off the beaten path for her final …


Articles

Critic’s Choice for the 2017-18 season

Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Mahler and Stucky. …

Reflections on the 2017 Cliburn Competiton

Friday night’s scintillating performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto provided the …


News

Houston Grand Opera to be homeless for entire 2017-18 season

Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm
By Steven Brown

Houston Grand Opera will be forced out of its flood-damaged home at the Wortham Theater Center for the entire 2017-18 season, the company announced this week.

Not only did Hurricane Harvey flood the center’s basement, as already reported, but the deluge damaged elevators and at least a third of the venue’s 60 air-conditioning units, said Houston First Corporation, which operates the center, in a statement. A full assessment of the damage is likely to take two to three more weeks, but they estimate repairs will take at least until next May to be completed.
The company has yet to announce a venue for its season-opening productions of La Traviata and Giulio Cesare. Artistic director Patrick Summers and managing director Perryn Leech were already negotiating with Houston First about another venue for the company’s fall productions, and now are extending those talks to cover the entire season.

Calendar

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Chamber Music International
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Chopin: Sonata for …


News

The show will go on at Houston Grand Opera–somewhere

 

Despite the devastation of  Hurricane Harvey, Houston Grand Opera’s fall …

Harvey’s classical fallout: Houston Symphony cancels opening concerts; HGO to make announcement soon

The Houston Symphony has canceled its first performances of the 2017-18 …