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Houston Symphony Season Kicks Off Under New Musical Director

Posted on · The Houston Symphony broadcast season kicks off tonight at 8 on Classical 91.7 FM. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin will talk with host St. John Flynn about the upcoming broadcast season, and the symphony’s season of concerts under new music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada.

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Self-Reporting, Silver Alerts, and Symphony Broadcast Preview: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Posted on · While government authorities are tasked with investigating industrial accidents, those efforts, particularly here in Texas, are often triggered by industry “self-reporting.” But how does that work exactly? And how far do we defer to and trust companies to report accidents? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk about the concept of industry self-reporting, and consider […]

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Live Broadcast of Houston Symphony Opening Night Concert Saturday, 9/13 At 7:30PM

Posted on · This weekend the Houston Symphony celebrates the opening of the inaugural season of its new music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada.  Join Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn Saturday at 7:30PM on Classical 91.7 for a live broadcast from Jones Hall of the Opening Night Concert.  Andrés Orozco-Estrada will be on the podium to conduct Mussorgsky’s Pictures at […]

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New Season of Houston Symphony Broadcasts Begins Wednesday, 9/10 8PM

Posted on · A brand new season of Houston Symphony broadcasts begins Wednesday, September 10th at 8PM on Houston Public Media Classical 91.7. St.John Flynn is joined by the Houston Symphony’s chief of artistic planning Aurelie Desmarais to highlight some of the upcoming performances in the orchestra’s 2014-15 season, which is the inaugural season of new music director […]

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Day of Music Showcases the Wide Range of Sounds in H-Town

Posted on · This Saturday, July 12, is the second Day of Music festival from the Houston Symphony. The free event showcases the diverse range of music found in Houston with performances from more than two dozen artists from genres ranging from salsa to jazz. Steve Wenig, Director of Community Partnerships at the Houston Symphony, joins us to preview […]

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Equal Rights Ordinance Challenge Update and Ethnic Food Markets: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 10, 2014

Posted on · Last week, opponents of Houston’s recently-passed non-discrimination ordinance turned in signatures to a petition calling for a November vote to consider repealing the measure. 17,269 signatures are needed from registered Houston voters in order to trigger such a vote. Opponents turned in 50,000, but they are all subject to verification over the next month, and […]

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Magnet Programs, Media’s Coverage of Crime, and a Song for Houston: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Posted on · On past programs, we’ve explored a variety of alternative forms of education, from Montessori schools to dual language programs. We’ve talked about efforts to focus education on preparing students for STEM careers – jobs in science, technology, engineering and math. Many public schools throughout Greater Houston offer specialized curriculum. They’re what are known as magnet […]

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The 28th Amendment, Healthcare Enrollment & Steve Tyrell: Houston Matters for Thursday, March 13, 2014

Posted on · There are 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The first ten, of course, are the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. The other seventeen Amendments include one dedicated to abolishing slavery, others ensure voting rights, one establishes Prohibition, another repeals it. From time to time, citizens call for a […]

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A Conversation with the Houston Symphony’s New Music Director

Posted on · As the Houston Symphony prepares for several concerts this month, including performances with guest pianist Emanuel Ax, we’ll learn a little about the symphony’s new music director, Andrés Orozco-Estrada. At age 35, Estrada is one of the youngest major symphony conductors in the nation. Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn recently sat down with him to talk about his journey […]