Archive for February, 2017

Critic’s Choice – Feb 28, 2017

Christoph Eschenbach, who served as Houston Symphony music director from 1988 …

Graf returns to lead Houston Symphony in Adams, Stravinsky and Mussorgsky – Feb 24, 2017

Thursday evening, the Houston Symphony presented three works conducted by former …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 22, 2017

Colombian composer Victor Agudelo moves into the spotlight at Bass Performance …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 16, 2017

Love it or hate it, John Cage’s cycle of Sonatas and …

Heaven-storming drama and grace under pressure with HGO’s Verdi Requiem – Feb 12, 2017

It might be the theater’s first commandment: The show must go …

Van Zweden’s final Dallas season to offer a fond farewell with friends – Feb 11, 2017

Making the best of music director Jaap van Zweden’s impending departure …

Rouse’s Fifth Symphony proves an instant classic with powerful sendoff from van Zweden, Dallas Symphony – Feb 11, 2017

A full orchestra at high volume, including a noisy battery of …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 08, 2017

If Christopher Rouse’s past compositions are an indicator, expect numerous dramatic …

High-stepping dances and a low-diving concerto from Houston Symphony – Feb 03, 2017

Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story was the featured …

Dallas Symphony, van Zweden offer a mixed bag of Bruckner and Tchaikovsky – Feb 03, 2017

The pairing of two titans of late romanticism—Tchaikovsky and Bruckner—looked promising …