Calendar

A list of upcoming public events in Houston and the surrounding area

Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

A Centennial Celebration

Join University of Houston Moores School of Music for their orchestra opener, “Bernstein Centennial Celebration Concert,” featuring the music of of Barber and Bernstein, including “Jeremiah,” Dances from “West Side Story,” and “Candide.”

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Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

Houston Youth Harp Ensemble: 3, 2, 1... It's Showtime!

The inaugural season of the Houston Youth Harp Ensemble launches with our fall concert, "3, 2, 1... It's Showtime!" The concert will feature two harp ensembles made up of middle and high school harp students throughout the Houston area. 

The program will include:

“Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music
“Happy” from Despicable Me 2
“Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
Themes from Pirates of the Caribbean
Les Misérables medley
Medley of hits from Pixar’s Up

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Dec
6
to Dec 9

Holiday Brass and Harp

Join community partners St. Joseph’s Cathedral, South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, and Houmas House as they host stirring holiday celebrations featuring the brass section of the BRSO and principal harpist Stephanie Gustafson.

12/6: St. Joseph Cathedral | 7:30 pm

12/7: South Baton Rouge Church of Christ | 7:00 pm

12/9: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens | 4:30 pm

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Dec
15
to Dec 16

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre

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Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s holiday classic enters a new realm as it makes its debut on the stage of the Raising Cane’s River Center Arena.  Bringing together internationally acclaimed guest artists, local children, pre-professional performers, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, The Nutcracker, A Tale from the Bayou, is sure to delight audiences with its lavish choreography and costumes and creative new twists.  

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Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

Blue Lake Festival Band

Conducted by Dr. Myron Welch

LISZT/ARR. KINDIG: Finale from Mazeppa
FAURE/ARR. WEBBER: Pie Jesu from Requiem
COPLAND: The Red Pony Suite
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Variations on a Theme of Glinka for Oboe and Military Band, feat. Ian Davidson (Oboe)
BENNETT: Symphonic Songs for Band
GINASTERA/arr. John:  Danza Final

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Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Timeless Impressions

From the chamber musicians who brought you Baroque to the Future and Bach to the Burg, join us for music inspired by the great Impressionists, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Including a world premiere by violist and composer, Christopher Lowry, you will be inspired and enlightened in this lovely Sunday afternoon outing that highlights the beautiful colors of the harp, flute, clarinet, and string family.

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May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Houston Symphony: The Wizard of Oz

Join the Houston Symphony at the Pavilion for a very special, very heart-filled presentation of The Wizard of Oz! Watch the all-time classic as the Symphony provides fantastical, live musical accompaniment. It’s all the classic magic of The Wizard of Oz – like you’ve never seen it before. 

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May
17
to May 19

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra: Carmina Burana

Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts the last concert of LPO's 2017-2018 season. The concert starts off with an LPO premiere of Hominum: Concertro for Orchestra by Gabriela Ortiz. Assisted by the NOVA Masterworks, the season is brought to an electrifying close with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, featuring Leslie Ann Bradley, Dana Wilson, Hugh Russell, and the NOVA Masterworks.

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Harp Studio Recital

The students of Stephanie's Heights and Woodlands/Spring studios will come together for an exciting recital filled with solo and chamber music. Students of all ages and levels will be playing a diverse range of music that is sure to inspire. Interested in taking lessons? Join us for a morning of music making to see what it's all about!

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May
2
12:00 PM12:00

A Little Day Music

  • Houston Public Library - Julia Ideson Building (map)
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Performances by Amanda Galick, flute; Matt Lammers, violin; Anya Wilkening, violin; Rainey Weber, viola; Nathan Watts, cello; Stephanie Gustafson, harp. 

Da Camera’s A Little Day Music is the longest running free concert series in Houston.

A Little Day Music is a series of free concerts presented at noon on the first Wednesday of the month. Each concert is designed to deliver Da Camera’s signature programming to an audience including senior citizens, downtown professionals, and students. The series features a variety of chamber music and jazz, presented in an accessible one-hour concert format. Audiences are invited to enjoy their lunch while listening to the music.

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Apr
20
to Apr 22

Houston Symphony: The Best of John Williams

A rebel fleet destroying the Death Star, a shark’s fin slicing the water, a bicycle flying past the moon and a boy’s first day at Hogwarts: it’s impossible to imagine these iconic movie moments without the equally iconic music of John Williams. Take a thrilling tour through Williams’ most unforgettable scores in this must-see concert that highlights music from the Star Wars franchise in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Conducted by Michael Krajewski

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Apr
6
to Apr 8

Houston Symphony: Sleeping Beauty

Conductor Andrey Boreyko leads the orchestra in selections from one of Tchaikovsky’s treasured ballet scores and a luminous, romantic excerpt from Franz Schreker’s opera, The Distant Sound.

SCHREKER  Nocturne from The Distant Sound
MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY  Selections from The Sleeping Beauty

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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Music and Literature

This event marks the Houston debut of Music & Literature, the international magazine dedicated to publishing and celebrating outstanding artists from around the world whose work unjustly remains on the outskirts of Anglophone culture. The evening’s program spotlights work from several of the artists featured in Music & Literature, including Argentinian poet Alejandra Pizarnik, Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, and Korean composer Unsuk Chin, and others. The program will be emceed by M&L’s founding publisher (and new Houston resident) Taylor Davis-Van Atta.

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Mar
15
to Mar 17

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra: Pines of Rome + Béla Fleck

José Luis Gomez conducts the LPO in a concert featuring pieces that incorporate traditional and folk melodies from around the world. It will start off in Venezuela with Carreño’s Margariteña, which features famous popular Venezuelan tunes fueled by traditional Venezuelan rhythms. Sixteen-time GRAMMY Award-winning banjoist, Béla Fleck, is then welcomed to the stage to premiere his Banjo Concerto, newly commissioned by the LPO in celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial. The concert concludes with Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome, which recalls memories of children’s songs and hymns in Roman life.

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Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

A Night at the Opera

A performance with Texas Medical Center Orchestra, conducted by Libi Libel

Strauss: Overture from Die Fledermaus
Verdi: La donna è mobile
Donizetti: Chacun le sait
Bizet: Habanera
Bellini: Ah! Non credea.. Ah! Non guinge
Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima
Verdi: Brindisi
Bizet: Chanson bohème
Puccini: Quando m'en vo' soletta
Delibes: Sous le dôme épais
Lehár: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Hanson: Merry Mount Suite

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Mar
1
to Mar 3

Houston Symphony performs Oscars: The Best Original Songs

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Conducted by Steven Reineke, with vocalists Ashley Brown and Hugh Panaro

The 90th Annual Academy Awards® is March 4, and to celebrate, Steven has assembled some of the Oscars’® best original songs for a stunning, star-studded evening. Our program includes over 80 years of cinematic sounds, including “Over the Rainbow," “Moon River,” “The Way We Were,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Falling Slowly,” and “Let it Go.”

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Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Kinetic + Da Camera of Houston: Beethoven for All

Tchaikovsky: Adagio Molto in E-flat Major for Harp and String Quartet

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”

Stephanie will be joining members of Kinetic for a lively concert at Archway Gallery. Formed in 2015, KINETIC is quickly making strides in their American home base of Houston, Texas, attracting audiences to the highest caliber of live music-making through their uniquely collaborative approach. A new conductorless string ensemble, KINETIC is comprised of sixteen passionate and diverse emerging professional musicians with the mission to enrich the musical vibrancy of Houston’s cultural landscape through live performances, distinct programming, and interactive learning experiences. It is a world-class ensemble that proudly calls Houston home – it is Houston’s own conductorless ensemble.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Permutations of Three

There is a vast array of timbres a trio of musicians can create simply by moving in and out of the ensemble. Enjoy this international program of varied musical styles written for the flute, viola and harp performed in an array of combinations. Works by Debussy, Shankar, Al-Zand, and many others will be performed in this spectacular chamber program, featuring three of Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's principal players. 

Rachel Ciraldo, flute
Christopher Lowry, viola
Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr, harp

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Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Permutations of Three

There is a vast array of timbres a trio of musicians can create simply by moving in and out of the ensemble. Enjoy this international program of varied musical styles written for the flute, viola and harp performed in an array of combinations. Works by Debussy, Shankar, Al-Zand, and many others will be performed in this spectacular chamber program, featuring three of Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's principal players. 

Rachel Ciraldo, flute
Christopher Lowry, viola
Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr, harp

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Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Brass and Harp

Join Stephanie for a festive afternoon filled with your favorite holiday tunes on the harp, featuring the incredible Baton Rouge Brass Ensemble. This outdoor concert is on the beautiful Houmas House lawn - be sure to come early to explore the landscaped grounds and holiday decor. 

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Houston Heights Harp Studio Recital

Come hear Stephanie Gustafson's harp students perform classical, popular, and holiday music! Friends, family, music lovers, and potential students all welcome to listen to this FREE performance at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in the Heights. Join for an afternoon of beautiful music and find out what is possible on the harp!

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