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Houston Grand Opera’s Overture launched in the 201516 season as the company’s LGBT-friendly initiative to build community and a love for opera.

In its first season, Overture welcomed hundreds of opera newcomers and aficionados alike to a number of free concerts and presentations in private homes throughout Houston. We were honored to be featured in OutSmart magazine, on Queer Voices Radio, and in the Houston Pride Parade and are proud to serve as leaders in Houston’s dynamic arts district, showing our unwavering support for the LGBT community.


Overture’s Host Committee comprises leaders from Houston’s LGBT and arts community.

Overture Host Committee

Bill Arning and Mark McCray
Christopher Bacon and Craig Miller
William Bickford Jr.
Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black*
Anthony Chapman*
William E. Colburn*
Darrin Davis and Mario Gudmundsson*
Jeremy Fain
Jackie Ford
John Hopkins and Mark Bhuptani
Dr. Ken Hyde and Dr. Gary Hollingsworth
Dr. Mike Lemanski*
Brian McCullough and Jeremy Garcia
William H. McDugald
Beau A. Miller
Bruce Smith
Geoffrey Westergaard
Trey Yates III
R. Alan York*

*denotes HGO Trustee

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