Houston Symphony Renews POPS Conductor

Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke signed a 5-year contract extension through to the 2026–27 Season


The American conductor also serves as the music director The New York Pops, principal Pops conductor of both the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

“I’m so incredibly honored and excited to renew my contract with the incredible Houston Symphony”, said Reineke. “It’s been my absolute pleasure to get to know the wonderful audiences in Houston and to work with the amazingly talented musicians and staff of the orchestra. The past four seasons have exceeded my expectations of how deep my bond with the orchestra and audiences would become. I look forward to getting back onstage and presenting even more thrilling and innovative concerts in the years to come.”

“Steven Reineke uniquely blends command of so many genres of music, a personal connection to guest artists, and a palpable sense of joy and fun throughout his concerts,” said Houston Symphony Executive Director and CEO John Mangum. “We’re overjoyed that this extension will see him making music with the Houston Symphony for a long time to come.”