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How the Houston Symphony stayed ‘jazzy’ during crisis

by Avery Ruxer Franklin

Live podcast recording event showcases expert research into the art program’s success during the pandemic

Rice Business’ podcast, Owl Have You Know, is hosting a special live recording event March 25 with New York Times best-selling author Scott Sonenshein and CEO of the Houston Symphony John Mangum.

Scott Sonenshein
Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice Business

Soneshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management in Organizational Behavior at Rice Business, published research on how the Houston Symphony was able to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and get “jazzy” with their content. The podcast interview will cover the research and discuss how organizations can innovate their way out of a crisis and feature a performance by the symphony’s quartet.

Media who would like to attend should RSVP with Avery Franklin, media relations specialist at Rice, at or 713-348-6327.

WhatHow the Houston Symphony Adapted During a Crisis.

WhoMangumSonenshein with Maya Pomroy ’22, founder of The Public Lead, as moderator.

When: Monday, March 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m. CST. Registration is required. Guests should plan to arrive by 5:45 p.m., and refreshments will be served after the discussion.

Where: Tudor Patrons’ Lounge in the Shepherd School of Music’s Brockman Hall for Opera. Parking can be found here.

Owl Have You Know is Rice Business’ podcast created to share the experiences of alumni, faculty, students and other members of our business community — real stories of belonging, failing, rebounding and ultimately succeeding. The conversations dive deep into how each guest has built success through troubles and triumphs before, during and after they set foot in Rice’s McNair Hall. 

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