With so many of us stuck at home right now, there’s a big need for entertainment and just something to take our minds off all the news. The Houston Symphony offers a break from all the negative news by adding a ton of musical content to stream for free at home, including concerts and broadcasts available via their social media pages and streaming on demand for free online.
It will begin creating musician videos as well as blogs, curated playlists, and more all available to listen to free at HoustonSymphony.org/listenathome.
The Houston Symphony will welcome this in addition to the Houston Public Media that broadcasts each Sunday evening on 88.7 FM. The broadcast concerts will be posted by the Houston Symphony on their website for free on-demand streaming.
The new broadcasts will remain available to the public for one month after their initial posted date.
In addition to this, the Houston Symphony will also be providing a new schedule of content that will be available in a larger quantity on its website and on their social media.
Executive Director, CEO, and holder of the Margaret Alkek Williams Chair, John Mangum, stated, “As we make certain that our audiences and musicians are kept safe by suspending our concert activities through May 10, we want to be sure our audiences can still have the Houston Symphony as part of their daily lives, especially during these trying times of social distancing. We hope our regular schedule of performances, broadcast and online, and our enhanced schedule of social media content will give people not only entertainment, but also comfort in the weeks ahead. For those who are able, we are also asking that people consider donating to the Symphony at this time.”
The broadcast concerts now available to stream for public entertainment are:
- 2011–2012 Season Concert
HANS GRAF, conductor
MOZART Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major, K.361 (Gran Partita)
STRAVINSKY Apollon musagète
MOZART Serenade in G major, K.525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik )
- 2012–2013 Season Concert
ANDRÉS OROZCO-ESTRADA, conductor
WILLIAM VERMEULEN, horn
BERLIOZ Le carnaval romain (The Roman Carnival), Opus 9
R. STRAUSS Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Opus 11
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Opus 14
- 2012–2013 Season Concert
HANS GRAF, Conductor
FRANK HUANG, violin
BRINTON AVERIL SMITH, cello
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Opus 56a
BRAHMS Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Opus 102 (Double) BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98
An example of some of the additional digital content available from the Houston Symphony includes entertaining videos that will come out each Friday providing listeners with stories of the works on that weekend’s broadcast program. The videos will feature Houston Symphony musicians such as Associate Principal Horn Rob Johnson’s Peter.
Remember, you’ll be able to stream concerts and other digital content as it gets added to HoustonSymphony.org/listenathome.
The Houston Symphony wants to remind ticket-holders of canceled live concerts that they can:
- Exchange their tickets for another scheduled performance in 2020 with waived exchange fees or
- Donate the cost of their tickets to the Symphony with donation forms included for tax purposes
For questions or help with exchanges The Houston Symphony Patron Services Center is available to reach at 713-224-7575 during operations hours Monday through Saturday 12 noon to 6 pm.