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28 Jan 2005

I'll Take Houston

Patrick Summers, music director at the Houston Grand Opera, has settled into Houston on his own, slightly unconventional terms. He’s building a house a few minutes west of downtown and has acquired a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Julius. He’s smitten with the city’s contemporary art scene: “There’s a lot of really interesting painting going on in this city.”

Patrick Summers, opera music chief, smitten with city

By CHARLES WARD
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

Patrick Summers, music director at the Houston Grand Opera, has settled into Houston on his own, slightly unconventional terms.

He's building a house a few minutes west of downtown and has acquired a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Julius.

He's smitten with the city's contemporary art scene: "There's a lot of really interesting painting going on in this city."

And he rides his bike to work.

"I try not to let (HGO general director) David Gockley see me climb on my bike at midnight, after a performance," quipped the 41-year-old Indiana native.

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