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“Great Venue but "Very Merry Pops" was average”
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Houston Symphony
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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 first time we went, the show was fantastic.

This time, it was so-so. The vocalists from Frozen that they brought out were okay. They played a lot of obscure Christmas songs. I wish they would stick to the classics.

Our son is 6 years old. This was his first Christmas concert. At first, he enjoyed it, but then he grew tired.

It will be a while before we ever come back to the Very Merry Pops.

Thank Tom W
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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 this for young children, as it's a fairly serious piece of music.

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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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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

Thank Junellen N
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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 guitar player. We left the show at the end feeling somewhat disappointed.

Thank P-n-DTravelinDuo
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