Concert

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

Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, Concert Band


Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, Concert Band

Monday, March 26, 20187:30 pm - 9 pm

When:
Mar 26, 2018
Ticket Prices: $12 general admission, $7 students and seniors  http://bit.ly/2w2qZ5m Contact: KGMCA Box Office 713-743-3388 kgmcaboxoffice@uh.edu http://www.uh.edu/kgmca/box-office/
Cost:
$12 general admission, $7 students and seniors
Time:
7:30 pm
Monday Time & Price:
07:30pm $12 general admission, $7 students and seniors

Looking Back in Time

Featuring soprano Karol Bennett, guest conductor Jerry Hou, and a reading by renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman

Travel back time and to other worlds in this program featuring works by Musiqa composers for chamber orchestra. Journey to the dawn of [wo]man with Maternity, an oratorio by Musiqa Artistic Director Anthony Brandt with libretto by frequent collaborator David Eagleman; to the banks of the Sea of Galilee in Pierre Jalbert’s Transcendental Windows inspired by Tiffany stained glass; and the fanciful, otherworldly, Visions from Another World by Karim Al-Zand. The concert features acclaimed soprano Karol Bennett, guest conductor Jerry Hou, and new music ensemble Loop38. Dr. Eagleman will read a selection of his works.

ON THE PROGRAM
Karim Al-Zand: Visions from Another World for chamber orchestra
Anthony Brandt: Maternity for soprano and chamber orchestra
Pierre Jalbert: Transcendental Windows for twelve players

FEATURING
Karol Bennett, soprano
Loop38

When:
Jan 13, 2018
Cost:
$20-$55
Time:
7:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm $20-$55
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An Evening of Jazz with Leslie Drayton and Friends

Jazz

Trumpeter and composer Leslie Drayton will kickoff the
holiday season with a special Evening of Jazz that includes his
original compositions, jazz standards, and a few holiday favorites.  The
ensemble will include some of Mr. Drayton's new friends that range from percussionist
extraordinaire Marcus Alexander, teenage phenom Tyler Henderson on keyboards, flute
virtuoso and alto saxophonist Darryl Richards, and TSU jazz studies major
Weldon Scott on bass.

When:
Dec 17, 2017
Live Music Movement Foundation (LMMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the vision to broaden the enjoyment and appreciation of jazz, blues and soul music. The commitment of the foundation is to develop a multicultural, multigenerational audience to keep these African American musical styles alive and vibrant.  By creating an atmosphere where seasoned professionals and new artists can collaborate and share their talents the commitment will be fulfilled.  LMMF will present a series of musical events, salons and educational activities.  Live Music Movement Foundation recently relocated from Los Angeles, California and is happy to make Houston, Texas its new home. For more information, visit their website at www.livemusicmovement.com or contact Kathy Drayton at 818-259-0493.
Cost:
$15 advance, $20 door
Time:
5:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
5:00pm $15, $20
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Mozart's Clarinet Quintet: A Match Made in Music

Presented as part of the Houston Early Music Festival

Houston's newest period instrument ensemble introduces a new genre to the Festival: chamber music from the Classical era. Join us for the music of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, colleagues who inspired one another and remained the best of friends. And what better way to celebrate the day of love than with Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and the basset clarinet d'amore! Historical clarinet virtuoso and builder Thomas Carroll joins La Speranza on his model of the instrument for which the quintet was intended.

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in b minor, Op. 33 no. 1
W.A. Mozart: String Quartet no. 14 in G Major, K 387 "Spring"
W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K581

Thomas Carroll, clarinet
Joanna Becker and Nadia Witherspoon, violins
Yvonne Smith, viola
Fran Koiner, cello

When:
Feb 14, 2018
Appropriate for ages 8 and up.
Cost:
$22 for adults, $14 for students
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Singer songwriter Teresa Kolo hits the stage at Anderson Fair


Singer
songwriter Teresa Kolo is returning to her home state from
Seattle for a concert of original songs at one of her absolute-favorite Houston
venues, Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant Street, Houston, Texas 77006.

 

Kolo is a performing songwriter who embraces art with wit and
optimism – and a strong dose of honesty. She recently released the album
“Brave Girl.” Joining her on stage is Eric Korb, who will also perform a few of
his own compositions.

 

“Every
time I play there, I get shivers,” Kolo said. “Partly, it’s the history of all
the masterful songwriters that have done their thing there. Also, the sound in
that room is crazy amazing. It’s like a warm bath of sparkly vibrations…yum
yum.”

  

Doors
open at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Music starts at 8:30 p.m.

When:
Dec 15, 2017
Cost:
$15
Time:
7:30 pm
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WindSync presents “Voyager”


Voyager

Location: Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Matchbox 4

3400 Main St.

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 8:00 PM



WindSync presents “Voyager”, a space-themed concert combining music, multimedia, and science. The program commemorates the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Voyager interstellar mission, which carried the sights and sounds of Earth into the solar system and beyond. WindSync will perform music included on the Voyager Golden Records, curated by a committee led by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, interspersed with audio recordings of natural events and projected images. The quintet will also share cosmically-inspired classical music from a time when space travel was only a dream, including Offenbach’s “Overture to A Trip to the Moon” and excerpts of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”.



The program will feature a mini-lecture from space scientist Dr. Paul Schenk. Before serving as participating scientist for NASA’s DAWN and Cassini missions and working as a co-investigator for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, Schenk was an intern during the Voyager 2 Jupiter encounter. He will introduce the audience to the Voyager mission, discuss its major scientific and philosophical advances, and share some of the “music” that it has sent back to Earth in the form of data.

When:
Oct 27, 2017
Cost:
$10-$20
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
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KINETIC presents: Duos, Dances & Divertimenti

Houston's own conductorless ensemble.

Houston’s own
conductorless ensemble, KINETIC
launches their third concert season
on Sunday, October 15, 5pm at MATCH with folk-inspired music from Eastern
Europe and Scandinavia. Einoiuhani Rautavaara’s Pelimannit (“Fiddlers”) and Béla
Bartók’s Romanian Dances are rustic miniatures based on Finnish and Romanian
folk tunes, while Olli Mustonen’s Sinuhe for violin orchestra tells the story
of Sinuhe, the personal physician at the court of the Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Closing the program is Bartók’s Divertimento, a staple of the string orchestra
repertoire, composed before Bartók left Hungary at the outbreak of the Second
World War.

About KINETIC

Formed in 2015, KINETIC is a conductorless
ensemble based in Houston, Texas, that aspires to enrich the musical
vibrancy of Houston’s cultural landscape
 through live
performances, distinct programming, and interactive learning experiences. Comprised
of 16 passionate and diverse string musicians and led by Artistic Director
Natalie Lin, KINETIC thrives on its unique focus on creative
collaboration to create engaging musical experiences for the great city of
Houston. It is a world-class ensemble that proudly calls Houston home – it is
Houston’s own conductorless ensemble.

When:
Oct 15, 2017
Cost:
$20 General Admission, $10 Students
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
5pm $20 General Admission, $10 Students
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