Houston Symphony's Very Merry POPS Brings Holiday Cheer
Christmas may still be a few weeks away, but Houston Symphony is getting started early with Houston Symphony's Very Merry POPS. All the holiday favorites are in the lineup: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Feliz Navidad,” “O Holy Night,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” plus more. "That hour will be packed full of holiday music. It’s still the traditional carols, but they are different arrangements that are really enjoyable," he continued. "We’ve been through a lot this past year, and people deserve the holiday cheer the symphony provides every year.houstonpress.com
Houston Newsmakers highlights 2 new initiatives to address inequities, inclusion and bias within community
KPRC 2 has launched the Stronger Houston, a series of reports that started this week focusing on how the inequities impact those who live in the Houston area. This week, the focus is on the disparity in the way COVID-19 impacts the communities of Gulfton and Bellaire. Nonprofit organizations around the community are figuring out a way to pivot to operate to continue to make a difference where its most important, said Reliant President Elizabeth Killinger. Symphony CEO John Mangum says while its not quite like being in Jones Hall the live stream production brings you right into the action. Jones Hall, Home of the Houston Symphony (Houston Symphony)
Houston Symphony announces Live from Jones Hall virtual concert series
The Houston Symphony is returning to the stage for a new concert series. The symphony announced the series Live from Jones Hall will offer an intimate concert experience. The new series will introduce audiences to diverse and engaging programs during an hour-long live stream from Jones Hall at 8 p.m. each Saturday night in July and Saturday, Aug. 1. “I think it will be emotional for all of us when our incredible musicians return to the Jones Hall stage after a more than three-month absence. Virtual attendees can gain access to the private live stream performances by purchasing a $10 ticket online.
5 Hispanic Heritage events you can attend in Houston
HOUSTON - Hispanic Heritage month celebrations will begin on Sept. 15. Fiesta SinfnicaWhen: Sept. 15Where: Jones HallWhat: The Houston Symphony will put on a free concert kicking off Hispanic Heritage month with music of Latin America and other classical favorites. Website: https://www.houstonsymphony.org/tickets/concerts/fiesta-sinfonica/TDWHarris Hispanic Heritage Month Happy HourWhen: Sept. 17Where: Berryhill in the HeightsWhat: Texas Democratic Women Harris County Metro Chapter will host a Hispanic Heritage month happy hour at Berryhill in the Heights. Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/berryhill-in-the-heights/tdwharris-hispanic-heritage-month-happy-hour/686272241800388/Corn Husk Dolls- Hispanic Heritage MonthWhen: Sept. 19Where: Aldine Branch LibraryWhat: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at this family friendly community event. Website: https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/researching-our-hispanic-heritage-houston-tx-91919-5ynph3xmlbb.htmlViva Latin AmericaWhen: Oct. 19Where: Jones HallWhat: The ending of Hispanic Heritage month will be celebrated in concert by the Houston Latin American Philharmonic.
Disney fan freak-out: Houston Symphony to perform 'The Little Mermaid' score for film screening
The Houston Symphony performs in front of a screen showing Disney's "The Little Mermaid." HOUSTON - The Houston Symphony will perform the music to Disneys The Little Mermaid during a screening of the film at Jones Hall this Labor Day weekend at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 1. The event will close out the symphonys Summer Sounds Series and celebrates the 30-year anniversary of the films debut. Menken also scored Disney favorites such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules.For tickets and information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (MondaySaturday, 126 p.m.).