Calendar

October 16 – Sep 30, 2021

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth
Dover Quartet
Zemlinsky: Quartet in A major
Berg: Lyric Suite
Mendelssohn: Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1
2 p.m. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
 
Ars Lyrica
Matthew Dirst, harpsichordist
Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, excerpts
6 p.m. Rienzi, Houston
 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymphony.org
 
Austin Symphony
Peter Bay, conductor
Christopher Atzinger, pianist
Women of Chorus Austin
Holst: A Fugal Overture
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Holst: The Planets
8 p.m. Dell Hall
 
October 17
 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6
3 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymphony.org
 
Bach Society Houston
Rick Erickson, conductor
Bach Choir and Orchestra
Bach: Cantata No. 17, Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich
5 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church
 
October 21
 
Chamber Music Houston
Wu Han, Philip Setzer and David Finckel, piano trio
Beethoven: Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 in D minor
Dvořák: Trio in E minor, “Dumky”
7:30 p.m. Stude Concert Hall, Rice University

 
October 22
 
Houston Grand Opera
Bizet: Carmen
Heidi Stober, Carolyn Sproule, Richard Trey Smagur, bass-baritone; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org
 
Dallas Opera
“Opera’s Greatest Hits”
Maria Agresta, Kathryn Lewek, Ewa Płonka and Lauren Snouffer; Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen; Gregory Kunde, Gabriele Viviani; Mark S. Doss and Michael Sumuel, bass-baritones
Dallas Opera Orchestra
Emannuel Villaume, conductor
7:30 p.m. Winspear Opera House
 
 
Houston Symphony
Jane Glover, conductor
Rian Craypo, bassoonist
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Otmar Nussio: Variations on an Arietta by Pergolesi
Ethel Smyth: The Boatswain’s Mate Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
8 p.m. Jones Hall
 
October 23
 
Houston Symphony
Jane Glover, conductor
Rian Craypo, bassoonist
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Otmar Nussio: Variations on an Arietta by Pergolesi
Ethel Smyth: The Boatswain’s Mate Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
8 p.m. Jones Hall
 
October 24

Houston Grand Opera
Bizet: Carmen
Heidi Stober, Carolyn Sproule, Richard Trey Smagur, bass-baritone; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
2 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org
 
Dallas Opera
Opera’s Greatest Hits
Maria Agresta, Kathryn Lewek, Ewa Płonka and Lauren Snouffer, sopranos: Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor; Gregory Kunde, tenor; Gabriele Viviani, baritone; Mark S. Doss and Michael Sumuel, bass-baritones
Dallas Opera Orchestra
Emannuel Villaume, conductor
2 p.m. Winspear Opera House
 
Houston Symphony
Jane Glover, conductor
Rian Craypo, bassoonist
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Otmar Nussio: Variations on an Arietta by Pergolesi
Ethel Smyth: The Boatswain’s Mate Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall
 
October 28

Houston Grand Opera
Bizet: Carmen
Heidi Stober, Carolyn Sproule, Richard Trey Smagur, bass-baritone; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
7:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org
 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Mark Elder, conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason, pianist
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Prelude
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymphony.org
 
Dallas Opera
Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition, Final Round
Dallas Opera Orchestra
Emannuel Villaume, conductor
7:30 p.m. Winspear Opera House
 
October 29
 
DACAMERA
Garrick Ohlsson, pianist
Works by Chopin
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, Houston
 
San Antonio Symphony
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Sterling Elliott, cellist
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
7:30 p.m. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Mark Elder, conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason, pianist
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Prelude
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymphony.org
 
Houston Symphony
Jader Bignamini, conductor
Aralee Dorough, flutist
Coleridge-Taylor: Symphonic Variations on an African Air
Sarasate: Carmen Variations
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
8 p.m. Jones Hall
 
October 30

Houston Grand Opera
Bizet: Carmen
Heidi Stober, Carolyn Sproule, Richard Trey Smagur, bass-baritone; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
7:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org
 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Mark Elder, conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason, pianist
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Prelude
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Elgar: Symphony No. 1
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymphony.org
 
Dallas Opera
Opera’s Greatest Hits
Maria Agresta, Kathryn Lewek, Ewa Płonka and Lauren Snouffer, sopranos: Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor; Gregory Kunde, tenor; Gabriele Viviani, baritone; Mark S. Doss and Michael Sumuel, bass-baritones
Dallas Opera Orchestra
Emannuel Villaume, conductor
7:30 p.m. Winspear Opera House
 
San Antonio Symphony
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Sterling Elliott, cellist
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
7:30 p.m. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
 
Houston Symphony
Jader Bignamini, conductor
Aralee Dorough, flutist
Coleridge-Taylor: Symphonic Variations on an African Air
Sarasate: Carmen Variations
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
8 p.m. Jones Hall
 
 
October 31

Houston Symphony
Jader Bignamini, conductor
Aralee Dorough, flutist
Coleridge-Taylor: Symphonic Variations on an African Air
Sarasate: Carmen Variations
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall

September 25 – Aug 18, 2021

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist
Strauss: Don Juan
Williams; Violin Concerto No. 2
8:45 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymphony.org

Houston Symphony
Augustin Hadelich, violinist and leader
Jonathan Fischer, oboist
Bach: Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Shostakovich: Sonata for Violin, Percussion, and String Orchestra
Bach: Partita No. 3—Prelude
Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto
8 p.m. Jones Hall

September 26

Houston Symphony
Augustin Hadelich, violinist and leader
Jonathan Fischer, oboist
Bach: Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Shostakovich: Sonata for Violin, Percussion, and String Orchestra
Bach: Partita No. 3—Prelude
Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor
David Buck, flutist
Weber: Overture to Oberon
Tower: Flute Concerto
Strauss: Aus Italien
3 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymhony.org

Editor’s note – Nov 03, 2020

Texas Classical Review is on hiatus for the rest of 2020.

September 24 – Sep 09, 2020

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Gemma New, conductor
Emily Levin, harpist
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague” 
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

September 25

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Gemma New, conductor
Emily Levin, harpist
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague” 
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

September 26

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Gemma New, conductor
Emily Levin, harpist
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague” 
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

Houston Symphony—Livestreamed event
Yue Bao, conductor
Kelley O’Conner, mezzo-soprano
Esmail: Khirkiyaan for Brass Quintet—“Tuttarana”
Price: String Quartet No. 2
Smyth: Songs
8 p.m. Livestream Link

September 27

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Gemma New, conductor
Emily Levin, harpist
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague” 
2:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

October 1

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valčuha, conductor
Jörgen van Rijen, trombonist
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Dessner: Trombone Concerto
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

October 2

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valčuha, conductor
Jörgen van Rijen, trombonist
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Dessner: Trombone Concerto
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

October 3

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valčuha, conductor
Jörgen van Rijen, trombonist
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Dessner: Trombone Concerto
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

October 4

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Juraj Valčuha, conductor
Jörgen van Rijen, trombonist
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Dessner: Trombone Concerto
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
2:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

Streaming performances – Apr 30, 2020

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
mydso.com/multimedia/watch-and-listen

Houston Symphony
houstonsymphony.org/listenathome/

Ars Lyrica Houston
arslyricahouston.org

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
roco.org/live/

Editor’s Note

The Texas Classical Review calendar of events is on hiatus for the duration of the Covid-19 shutdown.

If you have streaming events taking place, please feel free to submit them here as a Comment.

Stay safe, everybody.

April 29 – Mar 29, 2020
March 29 – Feb 29, 2020

Houston Symphony–CANCELLED
Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Cédric Tiberghien, pianist
Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
Debussy: Images
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall

Opus 100 Organ Series–CANCELLED
Thomas Ospital, organist
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

February 29 – Dec 26, 2019

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organist
Joseph Jongen: Symphonie Concertante
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

Society for the Performing Arts
Andrew Tyson, pianist
Works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff and others
8 p.m. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston

December 31 – Nov 27, 2019

Ars Lyrica
Matthew Dirst, harpsichordist and leader
Alana Youssefian and Elizabeth Blumenstock, violinists
Colin St-Martin, flutist
Concertos and sonatas by Vivaldi and other Venetian composers
9 p.m. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston

November 29 – Oct 29, 2019

Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Miah Persson, soprano
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Don Juan
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
8 p.m. Jones Hall
houstonsymphony.org; 713- 224-7575

November 30

Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Miah Persson, soprano
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Don Juan
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
8 p.m. Jones Hall
houstonsymphony.org; 713- 224-7575