December 4

Tue Nov 23, 2021 at 11:02 am
By Steven Brown

Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Gil Shaham, violinist; Robin Kesselman, double bass
Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes
Barber: Violin Concerto
Bottesini: Gran duo concertante
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from Nutcracker
8 p.m. Jones Hall

December 5

Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Gil Shaham, violinist; Robin Kesselman, double bass
Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes
Barber: Violin Concerto
Bottesini: Gran duo concertante
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from Nutcracker
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall

Austin Symphony
Ryan Heller, conductor
Chorus Austin
Handel: Messiah
8 p.m. Riverbend Center, Austin

December 7

Chamber Music Houston
Emerson String Quartet
Tchaikovsky: Quartet No. 1
Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
7:30 p.m. Stude Concert Hall, Rice University

December 9

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day (world premiere)
Raven McMillon, Elena Villalón, Karen Slack, Nicholas Newton; Patrick Summers, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

December 10

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day
Raven McMillon, Elena Villalón, Karen Slack, Nicholas Newton; Patrick Summers, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

Houston Chamber Choir
Daryl Robinson, organist
Treble Choir of Houston
Christmas music
7:30 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral

Houston Symphony
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano; Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; Andrew Haji, tenor; Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone
Houston Symphony Chorus
Handel: Messiah
8 p.m. Jones Hall

December 11

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day
Raven McMillon, Elena Villalón, Karen Slack, Nicholas Newton; Patrick Summers, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

Houston Symphony
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano; Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; Andrew Haji, tenor; Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone
Houston Symphony Chorus
Handel: Messiah
8 p.m. Jones Hall

Houston Chamber Choir
Daryl Robinson, organist
Treble Choir of Houston
Christmas music
3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral

December 12

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day
Raven McMillon, Elena Villalón, Karen Slack, Nicholas Newton; Patrick Summers, conductor
2:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

Houston Symphony
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano; Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; Andrew Haji, tenor; Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone
Houston Symphony Chorus
Handel: Messiah
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall

Bach Society Houston
Bach Choir and Bach Orchestra
Rick Erickson, conductor
J.S. Bach: Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
6 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church

December 14

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day
Raven McMillon, Elena Villalón, Karen Slack, Nicholas Newton; Patrick Summers, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
DSO brass and percussion sections only
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Bradley Welch, organist
Christmas music
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymphony.org

December 16

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day
Flora Hawk, Maria Valdes, Aarianna B. Longino, Blake Denson; Benjamin Manis, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

December 17

Ars Lyrica
Music of 17th- and 18th-century Latin American and colonial cultures
7 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day
Raven McMillon, Elena Villalón, Karen Slack, Nicholas Newton; Patrick Summers, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

December 18

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day
Raven McMillon, Elena Villalón, Karen Slack, Nicholas Newton; Patrick Summers, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

December 19

Houston Grand Opera
Joel Thompson: The Snowy Day
Raven McMillon, Elena Villalón, Karen Slack, Nicholas Newton; Patrick Summers, conductor
2:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org

December 31

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Gemma New, conductor
L. Russell Campbell and Elmer Churampi, trumpeters
Waltzes by members of the Strauss family
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
dallassymphony.org


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