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Houston Symphony

ORCHESTRA

"Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America's oldest performing arts organizations, with a rich history of musical excellence. The orchestra has experienced steady artistic growth under the direction of distinguished leaders such as Ernst Hoffmann (1936-47), Efrem Kurtz (1948-54), Ferenc Fricsay (1954), Leopold Stokowski (1955-61), Sir John Barbirolli (1961-67), André Previn (1967-69), Lawrence Foster (1971-78), Sergiu Comissiona (1979-88) and Christoph Eschenbach (1988-99). Maestro Hans Graf, who took the podium in September 2001, is the Houston Symphony's 15th music director."

Official Website:
http://www.houstonsymphony.org/

Location:
Houston, TX

Founding Date:
1913

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Barbirolli
Conductor
2-Dec-1899 29-Jul-1970 Conductor at The Hallé, 1943-70
Thomas Beecham
Conductor
29-Apr-1879 8-Mar-1961 Founder, London and Royal Philharmonics
James F. Cordes
Business
c. 1940   Former EVP, Coastal Corporation
Archie W. Dunham
Business
1938   CEO of Conoco, 1996-2002
Christoph Eschenbach
Conductor
20-Feb-1940   Music Director, Orchestre de Paris
Lawrence Foster
Conductor
23-Oct-1941   Principal Conductor, Gulbenkian Orchestra
S. Malcolm Gillis
Educator
28-Dec-1940   President of Rice University, 1993-2004
H. Devon Graham, Jr.
Business
c. 1935   President, R.E. Smith Interests
Oveta Culp Hobby
Publisher
19-Jan-1905 16-Aug-1995 Houston Post President, 1955-83
Janiece M. Longoria
Attorney
1953   Ogden, Gibson, Broocks & Longoria
André Previn
Pianist
6-Apr-1929   Concert pianist and orchestral conductor
Michael E. Shannon
Business
c. 1936   CFO of Ecolab, 1984-2000
Leopold Stokowski
Conductor
18-Apr-1882 13-Sep-1977 American Symphony Orchestra


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