Critic’s Choice 2023-24 – Sep 22, 2023

Blanchard: Suite from Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Terence Blanchard […]

Houston Grand Opera eager to set sail with Smyth’s “The Wreckers” – Oct 25, 2022

Stage director Louisa Muller makes no pretense about her history with […]

Critic Picks for 2022-23 – Sep 12, 2022

Music of Bach, Shostakovich and Penderecki. Garrick Ohlsson, pianist; Apollon Musagète […]

Ten Recordings to get you through the shutdown (Part I) – Mar 29, 2020

All live performances across the country have necessarily come to a […]

Critic’s Choice for 2019-20 – Sep 11, 2019

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and other concertos. Apollo’s Fire/Jeannette Sorrel. Dallas’ […]

A “Phoenix” to rise at HGO with world premiere of Da Ponte opera – Apr 24, 2019

In 1805, Lorenzo Da Ponte, formerly a celebrated librettist employed by […]

Critic’s Choice for 2018-19 season – Sep 03, 2018

All-Rachmaninoff evening with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Cliburn Foundation. October […]

Monastyrska finds strength in challenging role of Norma – Apr 24, 2018

Liudmyla Monastyrska specializes in Italian opera’s soprano fireballs. Lady Macbeth from […]

Violinist Stefan Jackiw works hard to bring out the grit and nostalgia of Charles Ives – Jan 22, 2018

Charles Ives is still a problem. Our current era accepts and […]

Top Ten Performances of 2017 – Dec 21, 2017

1. Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony. Dvořák’s Te Deum and […]