Theater District Open House

Enjoy live performances, meet performers and get one-day-only discounts as artists including Mercury, Da Camera, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony come together for the TransCanada Theater District Open House at the end of every August. 

This favorite annual event marks the kick-off of the Fall performing arts season in Houston, and is a one-day-only opportunity to experience the energy and excitement of Houston’s Theater District…for FREE!  


Circle of Fifths

Circle of Fifths is a musical passport to Houston for young professionals


Experience the incredible artistry provided by Houston chamber and ensemble organizations. Enjoy performances from Houston's premiere ensemble organizations:

  • Ars Lyrica Houston 

  • Houston Chamber Choir 

  • ROCO 

  • Mercury 

  • Da Camera 

For just $99, your Circle of Fifths pass includes:

  • 5 great concerts 

  • An invitation to the Circle of Fifths Kick-off event. 

  • One complimentary drink ticket to be redeemed at each performance. 

  • One guest pass to any concert in the subscription 

  • 15% off additional single tickets with any organization included in the subscription. 

  • Mix and Mingle- special event invitations throughout the season. 


This dynamic series includes the following concerts:

Handel's Jephtha (Ars Lyrica Houston)

Sat, Oct. 15, 7:30pm at Hobby Center for Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall 

Handel’s final masterpiece sets an Old Testament tale about a warrior’s foolish promise to God and its terrible consequences. The austere subject matter (from the Book of Judges) becomes pure gold in Handel’s hands; his oratorio is full of beautiful melodies, searing choruses, even a surprise ending.

A Window into the Russian Soul (Houston Chamber Choir)

Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 at South Main Baptist Church

The brilliant young Russian conductor Elena Sharkova takes us into the depths of the mysterious ussian soul in a moving concert featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and the Houston Premiere of Chimes by Valery Gavrilin.


Brass Quintet- Crossing of the English Channel (ROCO) 

Friday, January 27, 6:00pm at MATCH

The ROCO Brass Quintet is distinct from other professional groups in Houston in that it champions modern classical music, while also performing music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as jazz music by American composers such as Duke Ellington. The ensemble offers a unique concert experience while upholding the familiar ROCO characteristics of virtuosic performance and approachability.

Brentano String Quartet--Art of the Fugue (Da Camera)

Friday, March 3 8:00pm at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

The Brentano Quartet presents a cornerstone of classical music in a new way, elucidating and visualizing the fugue with a performance installation created by engineer Gabriel Calatrava.


Schubert, Death and the Maiden (Mercury)

Thursday, April 6, 8:00pm at MATCH

The String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, known as Death and the Maiden, by Franz Schubert, is one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire and will be the heart of this concert. Audiences will be moved by this powerful, evocative arrangement for string orchestra.  

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