Calendar

December 13 – Nov 27, 2019

Houston Grand Opera
Martínez and Foglia: El Milagro del Recuerdo (world premiere)
Cecilia Duarte, Daniel Noyola, Miguel de Aranda, Vanessa Alonzo, Rafael Moras, Vanessa Becerra, Héctor Vásquez, Claudia Chapa; David Hanlon, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

Tower Arts
Voces8
Christmas music
7:30 p.m. Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas

December 14

Tower Arts
Voces8
Christmas music
12 p.m. Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas

Houston Chamber Choir
Christmas music

2:30 and 5 p.m. Chapel at the Villa de Matel

Houston Grand Opera
Martínez and Foglia: El Milagro del Recuerdo (world premiere)
Cecilia Duarte, Daniel Noyola, Miguel de Aranda, Vanessa Alonzo, Rafael Moras, Vanessa Becerra, Héctor Vásquez, Claudia Chapa; David Hanlon, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

December 15

Houston Chamber Choir
Christmas music
2:30 and 5 p.m. Chapel at the Villa de Matel

Houston Grand Opera
Martínez and Foglia: El Milagro del Recuerdo (world premiere)
Cecilia Duarte, Daniel Noyola, Miguel de Aranda, Vanessa Alonzo, Rafael Moras, Vanessa Becerra, Héctor Vásquez, Claudia Chapa; David Hanlon, conductor
2:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

Bach Society Houston
Rick Erickson, conductor
J.S. Bach: Schwingt freudich euch empor, BWV 36
Works to be announced
6 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church

December 19

Houston Grand Opera
Martínez and Foglia: El Milagro del Recuerdo (world premiere)
Cecilia Duarte, Daniel Noyola, Miguel de Aranda, Vanessa Alonzo, Rafael Moras, Vanessa Becerra, Héctor Vásquez, Claudia Chapa; David Hanlon, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

December 20

Houston Grand Opera
Martínez and Foglia: El Milagro del Recuerdo (world premiere)
Cecilia Duarte, Daniel Noyola, Miguel de Aranda, Vanessa Alonzo, Rafael Moras, Vanessa Becerra, Héctor Vásquez, Claudia Chapa; David Hanlon, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

Houston Symphony
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Hadleigh Adams, bass
Houston Symphony Chorus
Handel: Messiah
8 p.m. Jones Hall
houstonsymphony.org; 713-224-7575

December 21

Houston Grand Opera
Martínez and Foglia: El Milagro del Recuerdo (world premiere)
Cecilia Duarte, Daniel Noyola, Miguel de Aranda, Vanessa Alonzo, Rafael Moras, Vanessa Becerra, Héctor Vásquez, Claudia Chapa; David Hanlon, conductor
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

Houston Symphony
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Hadleigh Adams, baritone
Houston Symphony Chorus
Handel: Messiah
8 p.m. Jones Hall
houstonsymphony.org; 713-224-7575

December 22

Houston Grand Opera
Martínez and Foglia: El Milagro del Recuerdo (world premiere)
Cecilia Duarte, Daniel Noyola, Miguel de Aranda, Vanessa Alonzo, Rafael Moras, Vanessa Becerra, Héctor Vásquez, Claudia Chapa; David Hanlon, conductor
2:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

Houston Symphony
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Hadleigh Adams, bass
Houston Symphony Chorus
Handel: Messiah
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall
houstonsymphony.org; 713-224-7575

December 23

Dallas Bach Society
James Richman, conductor
Melanie Mendel, soprano; Daniel Bubeck, countertenor; Scot Cameron, tenor; David Grogan, bass
Handel: Messiah
7 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

December 31

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

October 29 – Sep 26, 2019

Houston Grand Opera
Verdi: Rigoletto
Brian Mulligan, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Mané Galoyan, David Shipley, Zoie Reams; Jordan de Souza, conductor
7:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
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October 30

Dallas Opera
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel
Olga Pudova, Nikolay Didenko, Kevin Burdette, Barry Banks, Viktor Antipenko, Lindsay Ammann, Corey Crider, Jeni Houser; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
7:30 p.m. Winspear Opera House

September 26 – Aug 18, 2019

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Bell, conductor and violinist
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Mozart: Adagio for Violin and Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com

September 27

Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist
Chávez: Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía india”
Gershwin: Concerto in F
Copland: El Salón México
Gershwin: Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess
8 p.m. Jones Hall
houstonsymphony.org

September 28

Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist
Chávez: Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía india”
Gershwin: Concerto in F
Copland: El Salón México
Gershwin: Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess
8 p.m. Jones Hall
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Dallas Symphony Orchestra
“DSO Gala”
Christian Reif, conductor
Joshua Bell, violinist
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Brahms: Violin Concerto
8:45 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
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September 29

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Bell, conductor and violinist
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Mozart: Adagio for Violin and Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
2:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
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Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist
Chávez: Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía india”
Gershwin: Concerto in F
Copland: El Salón México
Gershwin: Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall
houstonsymphony.org

August 31 – May 28, 2019

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Jesus Castro-Balbi, cellist
Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordianist
Jamey Haddad, percussionist
Cyro Baptista, percussionist
Golijov: Azul
Revueltas: La noche de los mayas
7:30 p.m. Bass Performance Hall

May 30 – Apr 24, 2019

Fort Worth Opera
Frank: Scenes from The Last Dream of Frida and Diego
7 p.m. Rose Marine Theater

May 31

Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition
Preliminary Round
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Bach Society of Houston
Houston Early Music
“Leipzig afer Bach”
Works of Scheidt, Hammerschmidt, Rosenmüller, et al.
7:30 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church

Fort Worth Opera
Frank: Scenes from The Last Dream of Frida and Diego
7 p.m. Rose Marine Theater

April 25 – Mar 23, 2019

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
David Roberston, conductor
Orli Shaham, pianist
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

April 25

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
David Roberston, conductor
Orli Shaham, pianist
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

April 26

Dallas Opera
Verdi: Falstaff
Mark Delavan, Stephanie Blythe, Mocja Erdmann, Megan Marino, Alex Mansoori, Angela Meade, Quinn Kelsey, Airam Hernandez, Robert Brubaker, Andrea Silvestrelli; Riccardo Frizz, conductor
7:30 p.m. Winspear Opera House

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
David Roberston, conductor
Orli Shaham, pianist
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

Fort Worth Opera
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Indira Mahajan, Thomas Cannon, Jermaine Smith, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown, John Fulton, Meroë Khalia Adeeb, Chaz’man Williams-Ali, Martin Bakari, Ernest Jackson Jr.; Joe Illick, conductor
7:30 p.m. Bass Performance Hall

Houston Grand Opera
O’Regan: The Phoenix (premiere)
Thomas Hampson, Luca Pisaroni, Rihab Chaleb, Chad Shelton, Lauren Snouffer, Elizabeth Sutpen; Patrick Summers, conductor
7:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

April 27

Austin Chamber Music Center
KASA Quartet
Turina: La oración del torero
Hamlisch: Suite from Sweet Smell of Success
Hamlisch: Suite from Sophie’s Choice
Schumann: String Quartet No. 3
7:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
David Roberston, conductor
Orli Shaham, pianist
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

Houston Grand Opera
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Ryan McKinny, Paolo Bordgna, Ailyn Pérez, Melody Moore, Ben Bliss, Dorothy Gal, Daniel Noyola, Kristinn Sigmundsson; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
7:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

April 28

Dallas Opera
Verdi: Falstaff
Mark Delavan, Stephanie Blythe, Mocja Erdmann, Megan Marino, Alex Mansoori, Angela Meade, Quinn Kelsey, Airam Hernandez, Robert Brubaker, Andrea Silvestrelli; Riccardo Frizz, conductor
2 p.m. Winspear Opera House

Fort Worth Opera
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Indira Mahajan, Thomas Cannon, Jermaine Smith, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown, John Fulton, Meroë Khalia Adeeb, Chaz’man Williams-Ali, Martin Bakari, Ernest Jackson Jr.; Joe Illick, conductor
2 p.m. Bass Performance Hall

Houston Grand Opera
O’Regan: The Phoenix
Thomas Hampson, Luca Pisaroni, Rihab Chaleb, Chad Shelton, Lauren Snouffer, Elizabeth Sutpen; Patrick Summers, conductor
2 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
David Roberston, conductor
Orli Shaham, pianist
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)
2:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

San Antonio Chamber Music Society
Philip Setzer, violinist
David Finckel, cellist
Wu Han, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 1, No. 1
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 2 in C minor
3:15 p.m. Temple Beth-El

April 30

Da Camera
Ashberyana: A Musical Celebration of John Ashbery
Zorn: Girls on the Run
Tower: Holding a Daisy and Or like a…an Engine
Josquin/Wuorinen: Josquiniana for string quartet
Satie: Three Distinguished Waltzes of a Jaded Dandy
Wuorinen: Ashberyana
7:30 p.m. Menil Collection, Houston

Fort Worth Opera
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Indira Mahajan, Thomas Cannon, Jermaine Smith, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown, John Fulton, Meroë Khalia Adeeb, Chaz’man Williams-Ali, Martin Bakari, Ernest Jackson Jr.; Joe Illick, conductor
7:30 p.m. Bass Performance Hall

Houston Grand Opera
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Ryan McKinny, Paolo Bordgna, Ailyn Pérez, Melody Moore, Ben Bliss, Dorothy Gal, Daniel Noyola, Kristinn Sigmundsson; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
7:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center
houstongrandopera.org; 713-228-6737

Dallas Chamber Symphony
Richard McKay, conductor
Hsin-Hao Yang, pianist
Korngold: Theme and Variations, Op. 42
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Moody Performance Hall

 

 

March 26 – Feb 27, 2019

Dallas Winds
Jerry Junkin, conductor
Bernstein: Slava!
Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
Bernstein: Suite from Candide
Bernstein: “The BSO Forever” (from Divertimento)
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center

March 29

Dallas Opera
Puccini: La bohème
Pumeza Matshikiza, Jean-François Borras, Anthony Clark-Evans, Samuel Ramey, Sara Gartland; Giuliano Carella, conductor
7:30 p.m. Winspear Opera House

Houston Symphony
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Brinton Averil Smith, cellist
Houston Symphony Chorus
Fort Bend Boys Choir
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Matthew Grills, tenor
Reginald Smith, Jr., baritone
D’Albert: Cello Concerto
Orff: Carmina Burana
8 p.m. Jones Hall

March 30

Houston Symphony
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Houston Symphony Chorus
Fort Bend Boys Choir
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Matthew Grills, tenor
Reginald Smith, Jr., baritone
Orff: Carmina Burana
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall

Ars Lyrica Houston
Matthew Dirst, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Jay Carter, counter-tenor
Sam Handley, bass-baritone
Stradella: San Giovanni Battista
7:03 p.m. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston

Houston Symphony
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Brinton Averil Smith, cellist
Houston Symphony Chorus
Fort Bend Boys Choir
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Matthew Grills, tenor
Reginald Smith, Jr., baritone
D’Albert: Cello Concerto
Orff: Carmina Burana
8 p.m. Jones Hall

March 31

Dallas Opera
Puccini: La bohème
Pumeza Matshikiza, Jean-François Borras, Anthony Clark-Evans, Samuel Ramey, Sara Gartland; Giuliano Carella, conductor
2 p.m. Winspear Opera House

Houston Symphony
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Brinton Averil Smith, cellist
Houston Symphony Chorus
Fort Bend Boys Choir
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Matthew Grills, tenor
Reginald Smith, Jr., baritone
D’Albert: Cello Concerto
Orff: Carmina Burana
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall

February 28 – Dec 25, 2018

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violinist
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Walton: Symphony No. 1
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

Houston Symphony
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violinist
Salonen: Violin Concerto
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”
8 p.m. Jones Hall

March 1

Dallas Opera
Puccini: Manon Lescaut (semi-staged production)
Kristin Lewis, Musa Ngqungwana, Mark S. Doss, Gregory Kunde, Andrea Silvestrelli, Jonas Hacker; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
7:30 p.m. Winspear Opera House

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violinist
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Walton: Symphony No. 1
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher
The Percussion Collective
Bresnick: Caprichos Enfáticos
Wood: Village Burial with Fire
7:30 p.m. Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

Houston  Early Music
Da Camera Houston
Jordi Savall, gambist
Le Concert des Nations ensemble
Works of Lully, Couperin, Marais, Sainte-Colombe, Rameau, Leclari
8 p.m. Wortham Theater Center

San Antonio Symphony
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Stephen Hough, pianist
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers
Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Walton: Crown Imperial Coronation March
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
8 p.m. Tobin Center

March 2

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth
Miro Quartet
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Schumann: Quartet No. 1 in A minor
Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor “Ist es wahr?”
2 p.m. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Austin Chamber Music Center
Debussy: Piano Trio in G
Takemitsu: Distance de fée
7:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violinist
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Walton: Symphony No. 1
7:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

Houston Symphony
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violinist
Salonen: Violin Concerto
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”
8 p.m. Jones Hall

San Antonio Symphony
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Stephen Hough, pianist
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers
Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Walton: Crown Imperial Coronation March
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
8 p.m. Tobin Center

March 3

Dallas Opera
Puccini: Manon Lescaut (semi-staged production)
Kristin Lewis, Musa Ngqungwana, Mark S. Doss, Gregory Kunde, Andrea Silvestrelli, Jonas Hacker; Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
2 p.m. Winspear Opera House

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violinist
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Walton: Symphony No. 1
2:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center
mydso.com; 214-692-0203

Houston Symphony
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violinist
Salonen: Violin Concerto
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”
2:30 p.m. Jones Hall

December 31 – Nov 22, 2018

Dallas Bach Society
J.S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
J.S. Bach: Air on the G String
J.S. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
J.S. Bach: Cantata 140
Other works of J.S. Bach
7:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church

Ars Lyrica Houston
Adam LaMotte, violinist
Telemann: Ouverture-Suite in C
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Brescianello: Violin Concerto in G Minor
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
9 p.m. Ziklkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts