to Feb 8

Houston Grand Opera: THE PEARL FISHERS

A rarely performed gem of the opera world, The Pearl Fishers, is noted for its extraordinary musical beauty. Composed 12 years before Bizet's masterwork Carmen, this opera tells the story of two best friends and the bond that is interrupted by the arrival of a priestess to bless the pearl harvest. This romantic love triangle between the best friends and the priestess lead to dramatic consequences.

International stars Mariusz Kwiecien and Lawrence Brownlee lead the cast and come together to perform The Pearl Fishers duet, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and famous duets in opera. The colorful, eye-popping production designed by Zandra Rhodes will transport you to a fantasy-inspired version of the island of Ceylon.

From houstongrandopera.org

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to Feb 3


After leaving South America 20 years ago to pursue a music career, legendary opera singer Florencia Grimaldi journeys home to give a concert and to find Cristóbal, the true love she left all those years ago. Reality and fantasy come together for Florencia and her fellow passengers on the riverboat El Dorado as they travel down the mysterious Amazon toward uncharted fates.

Ana María Martínez returns to HGO to take on the title role in Francesca Zambello's updated production of Daniel Catán's opera based on the magical realism works of author Gabriel García Márquez.

An Opera in Two Acts

Music by Daniel Catán
Libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain
An Homage to Gabriel García Márquez

From houstongrandopera.org

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7:00 PM19:00

Brachot - a celebration of gratitude to Rabbi Rosen

You are invited to Brachot – Rebuilding Beth Yeshurun in honor of Rabbi David B. Rosen, at 7:00 p.m. on May 23, 2018 at The Hobby Center. The evening will feature an original cantata composed by Cantor Meir Finkelstein and is chaired by Bruce Stein and Alice Small.

Brachot is a celebration of gratitude to Rabbi Rosen for his leadership and guidance for over 22 years as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Yeshurun. Rabbi Rosen has shared countless life cycle events with congregants and helped to build extraordinary bridges to Houston’s interfaith community. Rabbi Rosen continues to help his congregants navigate the tragic losses from Hurricane Harvey in the face of his own loss of his own home. Please join our rebuilding efforts for Congregation Beth Yeshurun and honor Rabbi Rosen’s retirement.

Ticket pricing begins at $36.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased through the Ticket Central desk located in the Heritage Room at the synagogue from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday beginning on March 5. Friday hours for ticket pick up are 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. beginning March 5. Seating assignments will be made based on date of ticket purchase. Please call Beth Yeshurun Ticket Central at 713-666-1881 with any questions.

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5:00 PM17:00

Whitsuntide Concert

Robert Simpson, Canon for Music
Daryl Robinson, Cathedral Organist

Concert featuring music by 20th century American composers performed by the Cathedral Choir and orchestra.
– Chichester Psalms – Leonard Bernstein (presented in celebration of Bernstein’s 100th birthday)
– Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Harp, Op. 22, No. 3 – Howard Hanson
– Lux Aeterna – Morten Lauridsen

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6:00 PM18:00

Bach Society Bach Vespers for Easter



J.S. BACH                Bringet dem Herrn Ehre

                                  seines Namens, BWV 148

ECCARD                 Übers Gebirg Maria geht

MENDELSSOHN   Erhaben, O Herr, über

                                    alles Lob, Op. 79, No. 3



5:15 P.M. with Gregory Barnett


Dr. Gregory Barnett is Professor and Chair of Musicology at Rice University and is a scholar of baroque-era instrumental music and instruments and the music of J.S. Bach.




Rick Erickson, Conductor

Bach Choir

Bach Orchestra



Join us for a reception after the

performance to meet the artists.

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5:30 PM17:30

Victoria Symphony's Downtown Rhythms

It's that time of year again when the Victoria Symphony heads to the great outdoors for FOOD, FAMILIES AND FUN! Join us for our FREE annual Downtown Rhythms concert!

The concert is Thursday, April 27, 2017 at O’Connor Plaza on the corner of Forrest and Main from 5:30 – 8:40 p.m. 

Guest Performers:
VISD Eastside Middle School Orchestras
VC Jazz Combo
Schorlemmer Elementary Percussion
EHS Jazz Ensemble
West Percussion Ensemble

Sponsored by:
Four Seasons Garden Center
Jackie and Grover Ellisor
Regional Steel Products
Triple D Security
Walker Keeling LLP
Cecil and Karen Parker

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7:30 PM19:30

Lux Musicae Spring Strings

Music of contemporary composers featuring an American Premiere of Jacques Loussier’s Concerto for Violin, Percussion, and Orchestra. This performance will feature soloists Steven McMillan (Violin) and Robert Saenz (Percussion).
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
FREE Admission

Palmetto Center for the Arts
4101 Wiseman Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78251

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to Feb 2

Houston Grand Opera ELEKTRA

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Blood-soaked, horrifying, and perfect for the opera stage, Richard Strauss’s one-act tragedy Elektra crushes everything in its path for 100 gripping minutes.


This is the story the ancient Greek playwrights told so well, but on steroids, thanks to Strauss’s frenzied music. Elektra has only one thing on her mind: revenge for the death of her father. She can’t wait to dance triumphantly when the perpetrators—her own mother and her mother’s lover—get their just deserts, even if it kills her. 

Composer: R. Strauss

Cast and Creative Team

ElektraChristine Goerke

ChrysothemisTamara Wilson

KlytaemnestraMichaela Martens

OrestGreer Grimsley

AegisthChad Shelton

ConductorPatrick Summers
Margaret Alkek Williams Chair

ProductionDavid McVicar

Revival DirectorNick Sandys

Set & Costume DesignerJohn Macfarlane

Original Lighting DesignerJennifer Tipton

Resilience Theater Lighting DesignerMichael James Clark

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair


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