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Water Conservancy and Iconic 20th Century Photos: Houston Matters for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Posted on · The tenth annual Texas Water Day kicked off yesterday in Washington DC. It’s an effort by the Texas Water Conservation Association to lobby lawmakers and other officials about their priorities, including Texas water infrastructure development and certifying levees. On today’s Houston Matters, we discuss issues associated with water in Houston and across the state of […]

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John Adams Conducts the Houston Symphony

Posted on · This weekend’s concerts at Jones Hall feature two classical superstars.  Composer John Adams takes to the podium to lead the orchestra in one of his newer works, and violinist Gil Shaham solos in the Korngold violin concerto.  Listen to John Adams conversation with Dean Dalton.  

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An HD Odyssey with Andres Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony

Posted on · This weekend, Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the Houston Symphony in their two multimedia performances, "The Planets" and "Earth," marrying NASA HD images from space with music by Gustav Holst, John Adams and Richard Strauss.  The conductor talks about these presentations with St.John Flynn.

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Andres Orozco-Estrada Conducts the Houston Symphony

Posted on · This weekend at Jones Hall, Houston Symphony Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the orchestra in a program featuring symphonies by Mozart and Haydn, and a work by Alfred Schnittke that pays homage to both of these 18th-century giants.  Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about the program with St.John Flynn.  

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Using Music, Pictures, and Words to Fight Hate in Houston

Posted on · This year both the Anti-Defamation League and the Houston Symphony are celebrating their 100th anniversaries. In celebration, the two organizations teamed up Nov. 14 to provide a unique concert for the city of Houston. Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton has details on Houston in Concert Against Hate.

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013

Posted on · We’ve explored Houston’s diversity many times on this program. We’ve also examined how the Montrose neighborhood in Houston, in particular, has long had a reputation for being gay-friendly. Many Houstonians also point to one of our political leaders as a demonstration of how we’re ahead of the curve, as the only major city with a […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 17, 2013

Posted on · It's the world's first multi-purpose domed stadium. It's the "Eighth Wonder of the World." The Astrodome has been the site of a Nolan Ryan no-hitter, classic concerts by Elvis, Selena, Judy Garland and The Supremes, the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and college basketball's so-called "Game […]

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Houston Symphony CEO to Head Down Under

Posted on · The Houston Symphony Society is looking for a new leader. Executive Director and CEO Matthew VanBesien is leaving Houston to be the new managing director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra next year. Pat Hernandez has more.

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The Houston Symphony and Houston Public Radio: 25 Years Strong!

Posted on · The beginning of the new Houston Symphony broadcast season on Classical 91.7 in September will mark the 25th anniversary of the first Houston Symphony concert broadcast on Houston Public Radio.  That debut occurred on KUHF 88.7FM, in September 1986 (long before the 2011 acquisition of 91.7FM as a full-time classical station). The relationship was born […]