The Houston Symphony has announced the schedule for its beloved Summer Neighborhood Concerts. These outdoor, family-friendly concerts have become the highlight of many families’ summers, offering performances from the area’s best musicians in casual venues. Best of all? The performances are totally free.

This year, Houston-area families have five opportunities to catch Houston Symphony’s Summer Neighborhood Concerts: June 5, June 6, June 8, June 9, and June 12. These performances are led by Associate Conductor Robert Franz and will take place in schools and churches throughout Houston. Some of the pieces in this series include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, selections from John Williams, and will feature virtuosic violinist and Houston native Katherine Butler. All five Summer Neighborhood Concerts are completely free.

Houston Symphony will also host the ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights series for five nights this year: June 22, June 23, June 29, June 30, and July 4. This year marks the 78th annual performance of this series which features a rotating line-up of rising orchestral stars, guest artists, soloists, and conductors. The ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights series will take place at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park.

Admission to all of the ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights concerts is free, but tickets are required for the covered seated areas. These free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office on the day of each performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If there are any tickets still remaining at 1 p.m., the box office will distribute the remaining tickets one hour before showtime. There is ample open seating on the hill, but all space is first come, first served.

Don’t miss out on these thrilling and totally free concerts hosted by one of America’s leading symphony orchestras. More information can be found at www.houstonsymphony.org.