Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Houston, TX, United States

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HoustonGötterdämmerung

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Patrick Summers; Carlus Padrissa; Houston Grand Opera; Roland Olbeter; Chu Uroz; Simon O'Neill; Christine Goerke

HoustonThe Abduction from the Seraglio

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Thomas Rösner; James Robinson; Houston Grand Opera; Allen Moyer; Anna R. Oliver; Albina Shagimuratova; Lawrence Brownlee

HoustonRomeo and Juliet

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette

HoustonThe Zoo

Sullivan: The Zoo
Dr Brian Runnels; Alistair Donkin; Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston; Julie Jackson; Sarah Lee; Taylor Surratt; Joe Carl White

HoustonFalla & España

Chabrier, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, de Falla
Houston Symphony; Kazuki Yamada; Brinton Averil Smith

HoustonThe Pines of Rome

Verdi, Corigliano, Respighi
Houston Symphony; Vasily Petrenko; Elina Vähälä
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Houston Symphony takes it slow

On a program with unusually slow tempos in Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter gave a cursory performance of Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto.
**111
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Yo-Yo Ma dazzles Houston with Dvořák

While passion, supreme technical mastery, and inspiration all come to mind watching a celebrity like Ma perform, camaraderie, perhaps, is the best word for this concert.
*****
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Doctor Atomic ignites Houston Symphony

In the year of the composer's 70th birthday, Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony had everyone sitting up straighter. 
****1
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Abduraimov's grand “Emperor” at the Houston Symphony

In his Houston Symphony debut, Behzod Abduraimov holds court with Beethoven, even though the orchestra couldn't quite match him. 
***11
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Trifonov embraces Schumann in Houston

Fluidity defines Daniil Trifonov's style, even while he navigates different realities.
****1
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Houston Symphony delivers a Creation to marvel

Houston Symphony’s Creation was not pristine, but it caught the emotion overall so well that perhaps the out-of-place details don’t matter.
***11
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