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Meet Jennifer Davenport, Houston Grand Opera’s newest executive leader

Jennifer Davenport says that football fans and opera fans have something in common – they’re both among the most passionate audiences she’s met. A longtime sports marketing executive, Davenport joined Houston Grand Opera on September 6, 2022 from the Houston Texans, where she most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for the NFL team. Davenport … Continue reading “Meet Jennifer Davenport, Houston Grand Opera’s newest executive leader”

Poet francine j. harris becomes tenured professor at UH, Kevin Powell named Writer-In-Residence at Prairie View A&M

Award-winning poet francine j. harris has been promoted to full professor with tenure at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of English at the University of Houston. Professorship and tenure are “remarkable achievements on their own accord and rarely granted in unison,” according to UH. Harris, who joined the UH Creative Writing … Continue reading “Poet francine j. harris becomes tenured professor at UH, Kevin Powell named Writer-In-Residence at Prairie View A&M”

First-ever Houston Theater Week could mark the start of a new performing arts season tradition

In place of the once annual Theater District Open House, Houston First Corporation and the Theater District Houston Association have collaborated to launch the first Houston Theater Week, August 22 – 29, 2022. Modeled after New York’s Broadway Week (a bi-annual event that offers 2-for-1 Broadway tickets), Houston Theater Week features the opportunity to purchase … Continue reading “First-ever Houston Theater Week could mark the start of a new performing arts season tradition”

Houston music community remembers Larry Rachleff, mourns passing of the longtime Rice conductor

The classical music world has lost a conductor, educator, and mentor described by many as a “genius” and a musical “giant,” and noted for his humor, humanity, and ability to bring people together. Larry Rachleff, longtime professor and conductor of the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, died on Monday, … Continue reading “Houston music community remembers Larry Rachleff, mourns passing of the longtime Rice conductor”

Houston Texans’ Jennifer Davenport named Houston Grand Opera’s first-ever Chief Marketing and Experience Officer

Jennifer Davenport, who most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer for the city’s NFL team Houston Texans, will join Houston Grand Opera in a newly created leadership position. In a press release today, HGO announced Davenport’s appointment as the company’s first Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, who “will head initiatives to grow and engage … Continue reading “Houston Texans’ Jennifer Davenport named Houston Grand Opera’s first-ever Chief Marketing and Experience Officer”

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