Concert

George Lewis: Creative Construction Set™


Join Moody Center for the Arts and Nameless Sounds for this performance by composer, performer, artist, and experimental music pioneer George Lewis. He will be joined onstage by an ensemble of ten musicians from The Shepherd School of Music and Nameless Sound.

When:
Oct 18, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Free
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Concert: Red Baraat

"A Big Band for the World." — The Wall Street Journal

In partnership with Miller Outdoor Theatre, Asia Society Texas Center presents Red Baraat. Described by NPR as "the best party band in years," this Brooklyn-based group of six has created a unique and raucous sound, bringing together Indian Bhangra beats and New Orleans Jazz.

Please note that this program takes place off-site at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive. All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free of charge. Assigned seating is available. Details on how to obtain those tickets, and other information and seating, can be found on their website. Open seating on the hill is available.

When:
Oct 26, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 pm / FREE
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ROCO Unchambered - Mind Games


ROCO's Unchambered series opens on October 6 with Mind Games, featuring a new commission inviting the audience to "choose your own adventure". 


The Unchambered series, which features ROCO soloists or small ensembles in an intimate setting at MATCH, opens October 6 with “Mind Games.” Premiering a new commission by composer Richard Lavenda, ROCO trumpeter Joe Foley and percussionist Matt McClung react to each other to create the shape of the piece in the moment, and the audience can also join in by voting on their phones to influence the direction of the piece.
When:
Oct 6, 2018
Cost:
$15 - $25
Time:
5:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$15 - $25
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Benefit recital featuring Sofia Selowsky and Bethany Self

The Houston District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) announces a benefit recital featuring Sofia Selowsky, mezzo-soprano, and Bethany Self, piano

Houston, TX (August 30, 2018) – The Houston District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) announces a benefit recital featuring Sofia Selowsky, mezzo-soprano, and Bethany Self, piano, to be held at First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Road, Houston, TX, 77024, on Sunday, October 14 at 2:30 pm with a reception following.  Admission is suggested at $25.00.   Ms. Selowsky will perform a variety of arias from Mozart, Strauss, Rossini and DeFalla.  Proceeds will be used towards prizes for the winners of the annual MONC Houston District Auditions in January, 2019.   For reservations call 713-970-7112.

Praised by Opera News as a “silvery-luminescent mezzo-soprano of power and poise,” Sofia Selowsky is quickly establishing herself as an exciting artist on both the operatic and concert stage.  This past season, Ms. Selowsky sang with the Houston Ballet in its production of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling, the Lexington Philharmonic for performances of Dominick Argento’s Casa Guidi, and the North Carolina Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem.  Additional debuts included her return to the Houston Grand Opera to make her role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Mercedes in Carmen at the Atlanta Opera.  This summer, she joined Des Moines Metro Opera for their production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight, performing the role of the Stewardess.  Future performances include the title role in Agrippina with Ars Lyrica Houston, Handel’s Messiah with the Kansas City Symphony, and Mozart’s Requiem with the Charlotte Symphony.  Ms. Selowsky is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.

Bethany Self, the accompanist, currently serves as Artist Teacher of Opera Studies at Rice University. Previously she was on music staff for eight years at Houston Grand Opera, where she was an assistant conductor and principal coach for main stage productions.

When:
Oct 14, 2018
Cost:
$25
Time:
2:30 pm
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Carya Quartet Season Opening

The 2018-2019 Season will officially open with a concert graciously hosted by Virtuosi of Houston in their Memorial City Mall studio.

The 2018-2019 Season will officially open with a concert graciously hosted by Virtuosi of Houston in their Memorial City Mall studio.

The event will also feature a wine reception and a silent auction to help support Carya's performance and educational initiatives. 

Please come and join us for a memorable evening.

Program

Joseph Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 64 No. 5 "The Lark"

Rob Smith. "Spin" for String Quartet

Astor Piazzolla Tango Ballet for String Quartet

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Saturday, August 25th, 7:00 pm. General admission: suggested donation $15

When:
Aug 25, 2018
Concert is hosted by Virtuosi of Houston, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Houston’s only premier young artists chamber orchestra. Its goal is the education and development of young talented musicians into true professionals, who would be sought after by the premier conservatories and who would pursue a musical career as performers, educators and advocates of classical music. As a chamber organization, Virtuosi of Houston makes it possible for each musician to experience increased confidence, leadership, responsibility and performance skills to move their own musical ability to a higher level.
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
7:00 pm, General Admission: Suggested Donation $15
Location:

A Lucky Friday 13th: A COMPLIMENTARY Classical Concert & FREE Movie Night

Free Event, Musical Prodigy, Violin Music, Piano Music, St. Petersburg Quartet

This is your Lucky Friday 13th!

Enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY Classical Concert at 6PM (duration: 45 minutes) and FREE Movie Night at 7PM (duration: 90 minutes) on July 13th.

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The Music for World Peace project started in 2016, presented by the Leopold Auer Society, which received USA Congressional Recognition in Sept.18, 2016.

This year the Music for World Peace project, presents members of the world's famous chamber ensemble St. Petersburg Quartet, with violinist, Alla Aranovskaya, and violist, Boris Vayner, pianist, Halida Dinova, and young students from Russia, Uzbekistan and USA (Ohio, Kansas, Arizona, Missouri).

When:
Jul 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
FREE
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FREE traditional music presented by Česka Moravská Kapela

The Czech Center Museum Houston invites you to come out on Tuesday, May 22 and enjoy an evening of traditional musical arrangements performed by Ceska Moravska Kapela accompanied by Czech recording artists Eva Adams and Vasek Sevcik.


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The Czech Republic observes two important milestones in 2018 — the 100th Anniversary of Czech sovereignty and the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Czech Republic.  

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To celebrate these milestones, the Czech Center Museum Houston invites you to come out on Tuesday, May 22 and enjoy an evening of traditional musical arrangements performed by Ceska Moravska Kapela accompanied by Czech recording artists Eva Adams and Vasek Sevcik.  

Ceska Moravska Kapela is a traveling ensemble of the Pardubice Conservatory in the Czech Republic.  Suggested Donation:  $10 and all monies raised goes to defraying travel expenses.  Wine and beer available.  Doors open at 6 p.m. for the performance from 7 until 9 p.m.

They will also be performing at the National Polka Festival in Ennis over the Memorial Day weekend.


When:
May 22, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
FREE
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Playing Havoc

Presenting the Houston premiere of "Voices from the Killing Jar" by Pulitzer Prize finalist, composer-performer Kate Soper

Musiqa presents the Houston premiere of Voices from the Killing Jar by Pulitzer Prize finalist, composer/performer Kate Soper. Part monodrama, part song-cycle, part opera, Voices from the Killing Jar crosses a volatile musical landscape populated by a series of female protagonists, among them housewives, teenagers, and mothers and daughters; innocents and tragic heroines; and femmes fatales. From Madame Bovary’s passionate whirlwind of delusion, to Lady Macduff’s terrified lullaby, to Clytemnestra’s hypnotic and deadly rage, each one is brought to vivid and unforgettable life as Soper’s mercurial voice traces a path through their stories.


On the Program

Kate Soper: Voices from the Killing Jar for soprano, ensemble and electronics

Featuring

Kate Soper, soprano; Andrew Nailey, baritone; Kayla Faurie, flute; Dan Gelok, saxophone; Blake Wilkins, percussion; Wesley Ducote, piano; Jackson Guillen, violin; Timothy Roy, electronics; with Jerry Hou, conductor

When:
Apr 13, 2018
Kate Soper is a composer, performer, and writer whose work explores the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the slippery continuums of expressivity, intelligibility and sense, and the wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice. She has been hailed by The Boston Globe as “a composer of trenchant, sometimes discomfiting, power” and by The New Yorker for her “limpid, exacting vocalism, impetuous theatricality, and…mastery of modernist style.” A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Soper has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters (The Virgil Thomson and Goddard Lieberson awards and the Charles Ives Scholarship), the Koussevitzky Foundation, and Chamber Music America. Praised by the New York Times for her “lithe voice and riveting presence,” Soper performs frequently as a new music soprano. Soper is a member of Wet Ink, a New York-based new music ensemble dedicated to seeking out adventurous music across aesthetic boundaries. She is the Iva Dee Hiatt Assistant Professor of Music at Smith College.
Cost:
$20-$55
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm $20-$55
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm $20-$55
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Musical Madness

From Outrageous Fugues to Murderous Madrigals, Houston's conductorless ensemble closes their season

MUSICAL MADNESS

From outrageous fugues to murderous madrigals,
Houston’s dynamic chamber ensemble, KINETIC, closes their 2017-18 season with
“Musical Madness” on Sunday, May 6, 6:30pm at MATCH – a daring and virtuosic
program that spans four centuries and includes two premieres.

Featuring six distinct pieces, the program explores elements of musical risqué in the works of composers who, throughout history, dared to challenge the status quo. With a rich sense of musical lineage threaded throughout, “Musical Madness” also offers nod to individuals who ultimately changed the course of music history: Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov recalls the ghost of Astor Piazzolla in his Tango-infused Last Round; Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür pays homage to the alarmingly progressive music of Renaissance duke, Carlo Gesualdo in his haunting L’ombra della croce – which will be a U.S. Premiere – and KINETIC’s very own violinist-composer, Giancarlo Latta will offer his own reflections upon Beethoven’s infamous Grosse Fuge in his new work, written specially for KINETIC.



When:
May 6, 2018
Cost:
$20 general admission, $10 students
Time:
6:30 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
6:30pm, $20 general admission $10 students
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Wind Ensemble CBDNA Showcase


Wind Ensemble CBDNA Showcase

Friday, March 23, 20188 pm - 10 pmFree

Conducted by David Clemmer, the Moores School of Music Wind Ensemble presents a showcase concert for the College Band Directors National Association on Friday, March 23. More information available at http://www.uhbands.com/cbdna-southwest-regional-2018/.

About the College Band Directors National Association
The members of the College Band Directors National Association are devoted to the teaching, performance, study and cultivation of music, with particular focus on the wind band medium. CBDNA is an inclusive organization whose members are engaged in continuous dialogue encompassing myriad philosophies and professional practices, committed to serving as a dynamic hub connecting individuals to communities, ideas and resources.


Location:

Moores Opera House

3333 Cullen Blvd.

Houston, TX 77004


Contact:

KGMCA Box Office

713-743-3388

kgmcaboxoffice@uh.edu

www.uh.edu/artstickets


When:
Mar 23, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
8:00 pm Free


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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