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Address: 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-2715
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I confess to being a symphony newbie so... I really enjoyed my first experience here. Very grand and elegant. Not really knowing the music per se didn't' seem to affect my overall... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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Beaumont, Texas
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I confess to being a symphony newbie so... I really enjoyed my first experience here. Very grand and elegant. Not really knowing the music per se didn't' seem to affect my overall experience. I found the experience moving. So if your friend or significant other wants to go and you've never been I recommend dipping your toes in the water!

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New Orleans
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you like classical music or want to hear classical music, go to Houston Symphony. It is a great orchestra and Jones Hall is magnificent. Best seats are balcony. Velvet seats are comfortable and it must seat at least 2000 or 2500. It was full when I went on Jan. 2017. It is worth hearing great music.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Anytime James Gaffigan is conducting is great. So charismatic so much energy don't get me wrong the orchestra is great too. The oboe horns harp just beautiful. I went twice to the same concert.

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Thank MIchelle L
Portland, United States
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If the experience my wife and I had is any indication of the typical performance level of the Houston Symphony, this is an attraction not to be missed if you are in the Houston area during this group's season. This orchestra's riveting performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, in particular, was a musical experience I will long remember. I also... More 

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Thank James C
Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The venue is excellent for a concert. We sat on the second level, and the view was good. They decorated the building very nicely with the Christmas theme. I gave the Venue and the Symphony a 4 - Very Good. Very Merry Pops a 3 - average This was the second time we went to the Very Merry Pops. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable evening, with world class performers. This was a first for us, and likely to become a regular Christmas tradition. The Symphony Chorus, which is staffed by volunteers (I think) was outstanding, and truly complemented the soloists. The lead trumpet shone, especially on "The Trumpet Shall Sound", which was probably the highlight of the evening. Would not recommend... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Four of us went on the Sunday afternoon for 2:30PM in Jones Hall. It was really beautiful. The Conductor, the 2 vocalists and the Symphony were fantastic! We totally love it!

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Thank kite313
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

As always a wonderful evening with a variety of music all composed for piano. Fun popular songs and the classics Rhapsody in Blue... well done, Houston Symphony

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Nederland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The show overall was ok. We felt as though a Rolling Stones "cover band" stole the show from the Symphony players. The show would have been so much better if the camera operator would have at least caught on camera, to show on the big screens, more of the individual players besides just the singer all night or the electric... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Such a wonderful feeling being taken back to my childhood watching Indiana Jones movies. I got to see the movie and a live performance of the score on my birthday!

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