Houston Matters

A Star-Spangled Salute To Some American Classics

Houston Matters previews the annual Star-Spangled Salute concerts from the Houston Symphony at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Houston Symphony Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
The Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre.


The Houston Symphony’s principal pops conductor Steven Reineke.

The Houston Symphony's annual Star-Spangled Salute concert takes place every Fourth of July at Miller Outdoor Theatre, with performances of classic staples of the Independence Day holiday like Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man or Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever.

This year, the concert will also feature performances by Broadway singer Ryan Silverman and music from American songwriters like Johnny Mercer, George Cohan, and Cole Porter.

Ahead of this year's event, Houston Public Media's Catherine Lu spoke with the Houston Symphony's principal pops conductor Steven Reineke about the selections for the concert and his past experiences performing with Silverman.

The same concert by the symphony can also be seen tonight (July 3) in the Woodlands.

Houston Public Media will broadcast the Fourth of July concert live beginning at 8:30 Wednesday night on News 88.7 and Classical HD 2.