Prelude Pre-Concert Discussions

Learn more about the music you’re about to hear at our FREE Prelude pre-concert discussions and performances, held 45 minutes prior to each classical concert. Prelude is led by our Musical Ambassador/Assistant Conductor Carlos Andrés Botero, and also features guest artists and members of the orchestra.


Dates, artists, programs, and prices are subject to change. All concerts are at Jones Hall unless otherwise noted.

 Prelude Schedule
Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms
October 16, 17, 18


Musical Ambassador/Assistan Conductor Carlos Andrés Botero discusses Ives's Symphony No. 2.


Frank Huang

Dvorák's Serenade for Strings
November 12, 14, 15


Houston Symphony Principal Cello Brinton Smith joins Musical Ambassador/Assistant Conductor Carlos Andrés Botero to discuss the string orchestra.


Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
November 27, 28, 29


Musical Ambassador/Assistant Conductor Carlos Andrés Botero discusses Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

 

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