From Our Editors
Originally founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony has established a luminous history with the help of such greats as Leopold Stokowski, Ferenc Fricsay, and Sir John Barbirolli. The symphony continues to indulge ears under the leadership of its current world-renowned conductors—Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Michael Kajewski, and Robert Franz. They use the sweeping motions of their batons to guide the musicians through a whopping average of 170 concerts a year. Every season, the lineup includes a classical and pops series, as well as outdoor performances.