• Opening Nights for Young Professionals

    Opening Nights for Young Professionals is one of the largest arts Young Professional groups in the country and the largest in Houston. 

    There are many benefits that come with a membership to O.N. including:

    • Private intermission mixers with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
    • Post-performance gatherings
    • Unique and stylish O.N. Events
    • Special Pricing for the Opening Night Dinner Celebration 
    • Special Pricing to the glamorous Houston Grand Opera Ball 
O.N. - Opening Nights for Young Professionals
  • Houston Grand Opera Salutes the 2014 Ovation Award Winners 

    Each year Houston Grand Opera honors Houston’s next generation of dynamic young leaders – people who pave the way for young professionals in the realm of philanthropic, charitable, and civic endeavors.

    The 2014 Ovation Award recipients are:
    Lindley Arnoldy – PULSE/Houston Symphony Young Associates Council
    Amanda Edwards – Project Row Houses/Crisis Intervention of Houston/One Voice Texas
    Maidie Ryan – Junior League of Houston/Girls, Inc./I Have a Dream
    Amy Thompson – Yes Prep/Houston A+ Challenge/Child Advocates/Children at Risk
    Pierce Bush – Big Brothers Big Sisters/Parks by You/Houston Center for Literacy/Memorial Park Conservancy
    Marc Eichenbaum – Holocaust Museum NextGen/S. Texas College of Law Young Alumni Assoc./Hermann Park’s Urban Green/HYLA
    Carlos Paz, Jr. – Neighborhood Centers, Inc./Operation Change/TEDxYouthDay/LiveSmart Initiative
    Jay Zeidman – Anti-Defamation League/NextGen/Heroes in Health/Maverick PAC/Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Board

  • "A hip and cultured young group" - Houston Magazine  

    Opening Nights for Young Professionals is one of the largest arts Young Professional groups in the country and the largest in Houston. 

    O.N. is known for their innovative special events and for sponsoring the annual Ovation Awards - which acknowledges and showcases the leaders in Houston's young professional community. For more information on O.N. contact Rebecca Koterwas at 713-546-0205 or rkoterwas@HoustonGrandOpera.org.


  • O.N. is sponsored in part by Houstonia, Dionysus Imports, Ideation One Inc., Dripping Springs Vodka, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, The Tasting Room, Burberry, Sorrel Urban Bistro and special season photographer Bruce Forest.

  • Advisory Committee 
    Katie Flaherty, Chair; Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber, Membership Chair; Amber Akers, Events Chair

    John Andell, Valerie Palmquist Dieterich, David Dupre, Lena Engel, Freddy Goerges, Adria Gonzales, Kendall Hanno, Robert Hunziker, Nissa Khan, Heather Pray, Adam Roberts, Tiffany Sanders, Tarek Shahla, Neha Smith, Hanna Thibodeaux


    Houston Grand Opera Salutes our Sponsors

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