25 Years of Elmore PR: 1999

2017 is a big year for Elmore Public Relations—we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary! For the past 25 years, our agency has been working with numerous clients to help them achieve their goals, or as we say – connecting strategy, expertise and results. Each week we’re highlighting a year of Elmore PR.

In 1998, Elmore PR was busy leading the media relations efforts for the grand opening of the Rice Lofts in Downtown Houston. This week, we’re remembering 1999 and our partnership with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony League — a relationship that lasted eight seasons.


Elmore PR’s relationship with the Houston Symphony dates back to the 1998-1999 season, supporting League events, such as Magical Musical Mornings, Symphony Scores and the 1999 Houston Symphony Ball, which honors donors and raises funds and awareness for the organization.

Fun fact: the Houston Symphony was Elmore PR’s first performing arts client!

Over the tenure of the relationship, Elmore PR secured pre- and post-event media coverage for a wide variety of events — Opening Night galas, Ima Hogg Competitions, Rubbin’ Elbows with Elvis Costello, a special concert engagement with k.d. lang honoring the Houston Symphony and Bering Omega Community Services, and Conductor George Daugherty presents Bugs Bunny on Broadway to name a few.

Additionally, we provided strategic public relations support and guidance for significant events, such as the announcement of Hans Graf as new Music Director following the departure of Christoph Eschenbach and the devastating loss of music, instruments, historical documents, and photos with the Tropical Storm Allison flooding of the Jones Hall basement.

The relationship with the Houston Symphony was the start of many successful partnerships with performing arts organizations. Join us next week as we dive into a new century!

George Daugherty


E. W. Long, Houston Symphony, k.d. lang, and Marion Coleman, Bering Omega Community Services


Shih-Kai Lin was the first place winner of the 2006 Ima Hogg Competition.


Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf and late musical actress Debbie Reynolds at the 2004 Opening Night Gala.


Splendors of Spain Ball Chairs Judi Holmes and Carolyn Mann, Ball Auction Chair Debby Leighton