The Houston Symphony

Monday, November 13, 2023
Houston Symphony Executive Director & CEO John Magnum offers an overview of the orchestra's 2023-2024 season lineup.

The Houston Symphony

The Houston Symphony returns with the 2023-24 season opening on Sept. 29, 2023. Juraj Valcuha returns for a second season as Music Director, leading a variety of programs. The Houston Symphony's rich history will come to life in Jones Hall with performances including past music directors as well as talented solo artists. The Symphony welcomes some of the greatest guest artists in the world to the stage in Houston. New works for this season will include a world premiere by Jimmy Lopez Bellido and the U.S. premiere of Julia Wolfe's Pretty.

"The music this season is very challenging, and every single musician will show their abilities at the highest possible level," said Juraj Valcuha.

"Juraj brings fresh and innovative programming and thrilling performances to the Jones Hall stage," said Executive Director and CEO John Mangum.

Explore the details of the upcoming season highlights

The Houston Symphony makes it a point to bring in world class talent to fill Jones Hall with Music with beautiful music expertly played and performed. This eclectic group of artists comes from all over the world. You can learn more about the personalities behind the music below:

Meet Music Director Juraj Valuha

Conductor Juraj Valuha is recognized for his effortless expressiveness and depth of musicianship. With sharp baton technique and natural stage presence, the impressive ease of his interpretations translate even the most complex scores into immersive experiences. His profound understanding of composer and score, taste, and naturally elegant style make him one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation. Get to know the Houston Symphony's new Music Director better: Learn More

Meet the Conductors

Meet the Musicians

The Houston Symphony Mission

The mission of the Houston Symphony is to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience in Greater Houston and beyond through exceptional orchestral and non-orchestral performances, educational programs and community activities. By 2025, the Houston Symphony incisions that they will be America's most relevant and accessible top-ten orchestra. Committed to the highest level of artistic, administrative, board, and volunteer quality and performance, The Symphony is a must see for Houstonians and visitors! Learn More

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