HOUSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Music Director: Hans Graf
The Houston Symphony has played a central rôle in Houston’s cultural and civic life since 1913. One of America’s oldest performing arts organizations, the orchestra has grown and matured under the direction of fifteen distinguished leaders. The Symphony moved into Jones Hall, its current home, in 1966, and in 1971, signed its first 52-week contract with the musicians. Today, under the direction of Hans Graf, the Houston Symphony is widely acclaimed as one of the top orchestras in the world. Each season the Houston Symphony gives more than 280 performances that reach an estimated audience of 300,000 people, including its classical, pops and family series as well as a number of concerts performed throughout the community. In addition, the Symphony’s outreach programs serve more than 100,000 area residents, bringing musicians into the Houston community as soloists, master-class teachers and ensemble performers.
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Photos courtesy of Bruce Bennett