Day of Music 2015 - Sunday, July 12, 2015 Noon - 9:00 pm

Don’t miss this FREE 9-hour event showcasing Houston’s diverse musical landscape. Spend the day at Jones Hall to enjoy dozens of free performances and activities! Begin the day with a free Houston Symphony Family Concert and a visit to the instrument petting zoo and end the evening with Andrés Orozco-Estrada leading the symphony in an all Dvorák program. In between, on several different stages hear jazz groups, Tejano and blues bands, groups representing Houston's diverse community, choral, classical music and more. Plus, sample some of Houston’s finest food truck fare next door at Jones Plaza!

No tickets required to attend this day long music festival.
All performers and schedule of events subject to change.

Food Truck Fare

» 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sample some of Houston's finest food truck fare next door on Jones Plaza including Bernie's Burger Bus, The Waffle Bus, It's A Wrap!, Friohana Shaved Ice, Happy Endings, Monster PBJ, Bonjour Creperie, Oh-My-Gogi and Snowdog Ice Cream.

Instrument Petting Zoo

» 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to play an orchestral instrument? Here's your chance! Visit the instrument petting zoo located next door on Jones Plaza.

Children's Activities

» 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Visit the Mezzanine Level of Jones Hall for fantastically fun, musically themed activities for kids and families.

FREE Live Music!

» 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dozens of musical performances from the Houston community on the main stage, outside and lobby areas of Jones Hall.

Please click here for a detailed schedule.

Salsa Dancing Lessons

» 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Houston’s first salsa studio, Strictly Street Salsa, brings you an authentic Latin dance experience! Join them for lessons on the Salsa Stage, located on the balcony level of Jones Hall.

"Learn to Play the Harmonica" Clinic

» 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Join Texas blues harp ace, Steve Krase, from the Houston Blues Museum for a participatory instructional clinic on how to play the harmonica. Clinics will be held in the Texas Avenue Lower Lounge at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm and basic beginner harmonicas are available for purchase at the event.

FREE Houston Symphony Concerts

» 1:00 p.m. | 8:00 p.m. 
Experience two FREE Houston Symphony concerts at our 3rd Annual FREE Day of Music! At 1:00 PM the orchestra will perform works by Mendelssohn, Moncayo and Tchaikovsky in a family friendly program that will appeal to kids of all ages. At 8:00 PM, Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra in an all-Dvorák concert featuring selected Slavonic Dances and a complete performance of Dvorák's Symphony No. 9, From the New World.

Colombian Youth Philharmonic

» 3:00 p.m.
The Houston Symphony welcomes the Colombian Youth Philharmonic to Houston for a week-long residency that will include orchestral and chamber music performances as well as volunteer work with Houston students and seniors. The Philharmonic kicks off the week with a FREE performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring led by Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada at our 3rd Annual FREE Day of Music! 

Day of Music Performers Include:
  • Aldine High School Blue Steel Drum Ensemble
  • AFA Summer Conservatory Orchestra
  • Apollo Chamber Players
  • Baby Sonic Boom
  • Solo Marimbist, Brandom Lim
  • CityWide Grassroots Chorus
  • FJC Concert
  • Gay Men's Chorus of Houston
  • Houston Symphony
  • Houston Blues Museum presents Soul Relief
  • Indian Music Society of Houston
  • Joy of Djembe Drumming
  • La Fiebre
  • Music Doing Good Singer/Songwriters Aaron Kaufman and Ray Younkin
  • Music Doing Good Jazz Quintet
  • MECA Mariachi Autlán
  • New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band
  • North America Youth Chinese Orchestra
  • Purple Songs Can Fly
  • The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas
  • Yvonne Washingon



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