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Houston Symphony

615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX
713-224-4240
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Ranked #4 of 173 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Visitors don't expect Houston to have a fine orchestra, but we do, with a world-class conductor and top musicians. Ticket costs are way below those of other top-tier orchestras and well worth it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've kept season tickets for years and am always thrilled to attend each performance. First class in all regards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Rice students get one specific free concert attendance to Houston Symphony every semester, and this is the one event that I will never miss. Expect a top-notch, world-class performance from this spectacular group! Every performance season, Houston Symphony hosts many events, which are not limited to your traditional classical music performances. The Symphony will occasionally bring in musical celebrities like... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The symphony has not been good for years, they seem afraid to attack notes, unenthusiastic tones, but good for a bedroom community and yuppies who like to say they went to a symphony.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Selections of works to be performed for both the Classical and POPS series, whether familiar or "non-standard" are almost always crowd pleasers, and are consistently very well performed. The "Very Merry POPS" concert in December is, year-after-year, one of the most joyful and memorable events of the season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Not much to say other than the night was lovely! Music wonderful, atmosphere nice. Husband and I truly enjoyed the Houston Symphony.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

About 5 years ago, the Symphony offered special pricing on tickets that was too good to pass up. We bought a mini season package and have since relished in the sounds and the emotions invoked by our experiences at the symphony. We are now full season ticket holders and love the regular opportunities to dress up, feel elegant, and delight... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Moved to Houston 18 months ago and the Symphonic has been one of my best surprise (among several others) in town. Beautiful location. Very comfortable seats and view. Orchestra is excellent. Prices can be spicy but one can find very good buys as well. Repertory has been awesome. Congratulations Houston and Thank you for the sponsors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Houston Symphony truly is world class and is a pleasure to listen to. I happen to like Jones Hall although it doesn't have the acoustics of some of the best halls. Still, I'll miss it if and when they spend a few hundred million to replace it, which I suppose is inevitable!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have had subscriptions here for the last two years and have really enjoyed it. Jones Hall is a lovely venue, great acoustics and comfortable seating. The orchestra offers a really wide variety of classical and popular shows.

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