I have been to the Houston Symphony many times as I love classical music. And also to other events at this venue. I don't recall a single one that was outstanding. Is this really because there were none? Or perhaps is Jones Hall just not what it should be? It is stark and the sound is not compelling anywhere. I have sat up close and far away, on the left, right and center. It makes little difference. A concert in a smaller venue with average musicians and an inspiring soloist will be much more enjoyable at a fraction of the cost.