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Deux Voix Cinco de Mayo House Concert & Party!!

Deux Voix Cinco de Mayo House Concert/Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with Deux Voix as they perform jazz standards while also enjoying first-class Mexican food and unlimited margaritas!!!.  This House Concert is not to be missed and will be held in a beautiful setting decorated for the occasion.  This family friendly event is also a fundraiser for their first international tour to Scandinavia this summer where they have been invited to play for the prestigious International Organ Festival in Bergen, Norway as well as several other concerts in Sweden and Denmark!! Tickets are only $30 for this amazing event and are available on their website by clicking on their online store.  www.deuxvoixmusic.com  

When:
May 5, 2018
Cost:
$30
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
6:00-10:00OM, $30
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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

CounterCurrent18 - Opening Night Celebration


Join us on the University of Houston campus for our opening night celebration featuring a lecture and performance from artist Michael Mercil as well as a reprise of the Art Car Horn Concerto!

DATE / TIME / SITE(S)
Tue 4/10/18
5pm-7:30pm

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
University of Houston
Entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard

ABOUT THE PROJECT
6pm Horn Concerto for an Orchestra of Automobiles

Join us as we kick off CounterCurrent week with music, performance, and libations on the University of Houston Campus. The celebration begins with a keynote lecture delivered by Michael Mercil, artist, professor, and founder of the Living Culture Initiative. Concurrently, the party will get started at 5pm with beverages and bites and will be highlighted by the Horn Concerto for an Orchestra of Automobiles, performed by local musicians using the horns of Houston’s most unique Art Cars in observance of Art Car Week—last performed at the Mitchell Center by the Art Guys in 2006—and a performance of Reading the Daily News by Michael Mercil. The festivities will continue at CounterCurrrent’s official bar, Mongoose versus Cobra, from 7:30pm onwards, after the reception concludes on campus. Tickets are not required for the Opening Night Celebration.

*The 5pm lecture is free but ticketed here.
The Horn Concerto for an Orchestra of Automobiles is presented in partnership with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art.


ABOUT
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

CounterCurrent18 Box Office is run by MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city. 

INFORMATION
FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE MARCH 19, 2018. FOR THE FESTIVAL LINEUP, VISIT WWW.COUNTERCURRENTFESTIVAL.ORG.
When:
Apr 10, 2018
Cost:
RSVP
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Residency Festival Presents, Candice D'Meza


Rec Room Arts presents as part of the 2018 residency festival: Candice D'Meza!

Candice will bring to the stage, BLESSED THIEVES. BLESSED THIEVES is an interactive installation that invites participants to actively explore the ways a public persona is crafted, the ways we handle shame and vulnerability, and how society supports or discourages authentic self-expression, whether in the public sphere or on social media.

All shows begin at 8 PM, with the bar opening at 6 PM!

General admission: $15 
Student admission (with valid ID): $10

When:
Mar 23, 2018 to Mar 24, 2018
Cost:
$15 General Admission, $10 Student
Time:
8:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Location:
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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

Hidden Dimensions – an evening of live music and dance

Journey through different musical dimensions, guided by classical and contemporary movements and music of Benjamin Britten, Philip Glass and Axiom Quartet.

Uptown Dance Company partners with Houston’s Axiom Quartet
for two performances of “Hidden Dimensions,” a program of three new
dance works all performed to live music. The performances, which take
place at Uptown Dance Centre, feature music from three Phillip Glass
String Quartets, the first Cello Suite by Benjamin Britten, and
selections from Axiom Quartet’s upcoming debut album (“Axiom – Moments
of Truth,” release date April 13, 2018, Parma Recordings).

Choreographer Andre Silva, current principal dancer with Texas Ballet
Theater, returns to Uptown Dance Company with his newest creation, Hidden Dimension
Mr. Silva explores a narrative approach to his choreographic process,
creating a work that portrays a woman caught in a dream realm.  Music
from Axiom’s new album inspired Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown’s
newest pas de deux, titled At first sight.  Ms. Gulledge-Brown
describes her work as an example of “art imitating life.” Guest dancer
Rupert Edwards returns to perform in this new work.  Houston audiences
will get the rare opportunity to hear one of the solo cello suites by
Benjamin Britten in a live performance.  Axiom cellist Patrick Moore and
choreographer Alex Pandiscio extracted themes in the work that
resonated with them both – fate, separation, trauma, love, fear, and
triumph. These themes form the basis for the programmatic work, Entanglement.

When:
Mar 2, 2018 to Mar 3, 2018
Cost:
$30 General Admission; $25 Seniors (65+); $15 College Students with ID / UDC Students
Time:
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
07:30pm
Saturday Time & Price:
07:30pm

Joe Wozny: Part of the Rec Room Residency Festival


Rec Room Arts presents as part of the 2018 residency festival: Joe Wozny

There will be two separate nights of programming on Feb 2 & 3

Feb 2 
‘ Songs & Not Songs ‘ 
A night of creative programming in which Joe will play guitar while opening his mouth to sing and sometimes just say stuff. Sit down early at 7:30 for 30 minutes of unique pre-show “the door is open iphone recorded engaging meaningful content.”

Feb 3 
‘ Solo & Not Solo Guitar ‘ 
Joe will play a short solo guitar set, followed by an improvised string ensemble set featuring: Ryan Edwards, Thomas Helton, Ronnie Yates, and TBA.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14326

Festival passes are available so you can see all six residents through mid-march at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14332

All shows start at 8pm (Sharp, 8 meaning 8, and not 8:30 or 9, but 8) 
Doors open at 7:30. 
There is no late seating. 
Joe is the first of six residency performances occurring throughout February and March. For more info visit https://www.recroomarts.org/residency-program.

Joe Wozny plays guitar in multiple genres and idioms, sings songs, composes music for people, says words in front of people, does alt-theater, and writes for various publications. He is the co-curator and co-producer of Lean, Bleak, an ongoing experimental music concert series organized by Spencer Dobbs and Joe Wozny conceived as a space for artists to present work across various practices. He lives in Houston.

Rec Room's Artist Residency Program is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

When:
Feb 2, 2018 to Feb 3, 2018
Cost:
$15 per show, $50 for festival pass
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $15 per show, $50 for festival pass
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $15 per show, $50 for festival pass
Location:
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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
Location:
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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