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Address: 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX
Phone Number: 713-224-4240
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Excellent venue and organization, their performance are awesome

This is one of the best symphonies around the world, their performances are spectacular. Former Director was great, the newone, Colombian, is young, energetic and vibrant in every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is one of the best symphonies around the world, their performances are spectacular. Former Director was great, the newone, Colombian, is young, energetic and vibrant in every performance.

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Houston, TX
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46 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Love the symphony. Been going to this symphony since I was a kid. This is pretty much the only place in Houston for large-scale indoor symphonies. Miller Outdoor Theater sometimes has symphonic performances but then again, it's outdoors. The venue is quite good and you really don't have a bad seat in the house. Sound is excellent. The only drawback... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The symphony continues to improve. They seem more lively and motivated under their new artistic director Jones hall is a great place for a concert, however, the elevators are a challenge for those who cannot walk the stairs.

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Pace, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

When in the Merchant Marines docked at the Houston Shipyard in the 1970's, dressed up in suit & tie and attended this musical Rodgers & Hammerstein II memorable event. Academy Award winner Yul Brynner was in his prime. Based on the 1944 novel by Margaret Landon. Single seats were available. This was the Best Performance I had ever attended. Largest... More 

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I went for the Holiday Pops concert and it was lovely! They had a variety of songs and also included the choir. It was such a fun, festive evening.

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Portland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've been lucky to be a guest a few times at the Houston Symphony. I've always been happy with seating choices, the view and color choreography utilized in different performances. I've always left feeling up-lifted and pleased with performances.

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Houston, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The symphony was in perfect tune playing some lovely and rousing Christmas music at the Merry pops performance, and the conductor was entertaining with his old, bad but funny jokes!

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Alexandria, La
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Attended The Messiah during Christmas Season. It was awesome. I have heard this presentation many times and Houston has the best I have heard. It was worth the 250 mile drive from Central Louisiana to hear this orchestra

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Houston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you like symphony style music you will love the Houston Symphony. Consistently good in every program. I would go so much more if I had the money. Go - you won't be disappointed.

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Houston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Houston's symphony is magical and equal to the New York, Boston and any other first rate orchestra around the world. The musicians handle each performance with precision and vitality. There is great energy among the entire group of musicians. Before each performance there is a lecture given by one of the symphony members, a guest musician or a music scholar.... More 

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