Music

Carya Quartet Opens Season with a Bash

Contact Name:
Rainey Weber
Contact Phone:
713-376-4126

Concert, Reception, and Silent Auction on Friday, August 25th at Memorial City Mall

For Immediate Release

8/13/2018

  • Performance and Silent Auction at Virtuosi of Houston’s Studio on Saturday, August 25, 7:00 pm
  • Recently formed Carya String Quartet opens inaugural season
  • General admission with a suggested donation of $15



Houston, Texas–  The Carya String Quartet (Eugeniu Cheremoush and Laura Cividino, violins, Rainey Weber, viola, and Ed Harper, cello) will officially open their inaugural season with a concert, reception, and silent auction at the Virtuosi of Houston Studio (Memorial City Mall— Suite #235, 303 Memorial City, Houston, Texas 77024). The concert, which is open to the public, is free with a suggested donation of $15. Audience members will be treated to one of Carya’s signature programs, which includes music from three centuries, as well as a reception and silent auction. The proceeds which will raise money to support Carya’s educational and performance initiatives for the season, fulfilling their mission to foster community through engaging chamber music experiences.



“Virtuosi is an organization that promotes and encourages the young musical talents of the Houston community,” says violinist Laura Cividino. “This lines up with our educational ideal of bringing people together through music, to bring music into the neighborhoods, to inspire the next generation of musicians and create music lovers.” By hosting the concert, Virtuosi is also ensuring that all money raised will go directly into supporting the Carya String Quartet’s programming this season. Anyone interested in helping further this mission can donate online through the Carya String Quartet’s Fiscal Sponsorship Page: http://bit.ly/CaryaDonations



Music of Haydn, Smith, and Piazzolla. Saturday, August 25th, 7:00 pm. Virtuosi of Houston Studio, Memorial City Mall— Suite #235, 303 Memorial City, Houston, Texas 77024. General Admission: Suggested Donation of $15. More information at www.caryaquartet.org/events


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Founded in the spring of 2018, the Carya String Quartet is a Houston-based ensemble dedicated to performing string quartet repertoire new and old with the mission of fostering community through engaging chamber music experiences. The members- Eugeniu Cheremoush, Laura Cividino, Ed Harper, and Rainey Weber- hail from Moldova, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, respectively, and they bring their individual experiences as performers and teaching artists to create inclusive concerts and innovative educational programming. Outside of the Carya Quartet, Mr. Cheremoush, Ms. Cividino, Mr. Harper, and Ms. Weber can be seen performing with the Terra Nostra Ensemble, Da Camera, Mercury, Bach Society Houston, Austin Baroque, Texas New Music Ensemble, Music for the Forgotten Project, and the Houston New Arts Movement. Individual bios and full performance schedule can be found at www.caryaquartet.org.  



The Carya String Quartet is a sponsored project of Fresh Arts, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in support of the Carya String Quartet must be made payable to Fresh Arts and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 



Virtuosi of Houston is 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. More information can be found at www.virtuosiofhouston.org.


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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

Read more about Virtuosi of Houston

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:

VIrtuosi of Houston Studio

Address:
303 Memorial City Memorial City Mall , Suite #235
77024 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Hours:


Virtuosi of Houston is 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.



New String Quartet Announces Pop Up Concert with Dessert

Contact Name:
Rainey Weber
Contact Phone:
713-376-4126

Carya Quartet will “pop up” at Honey Art Cafe on Friday, August 17th.


  • Free performance at Honey Art Cafe on Friday, August 17th, 8:00pm
  • Recently formed Carya String Quartet promotes season concerts and educational initiatives
  • “Honey Art Cafe is a creative hub where you can take art classes, view artwork, and eat deliciously beautiful food.” —www.honeyartcafe.com 



Houston, Texas–  The Carya String Quartet (Eugeniu Cheremoush and Laura Cividino, violins, Rainey Weber, viola, and Ed Harper, cello) will pop up at Honey Art Cafe (3516 South Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098) on Friday, August 17th at 8:00pm. This free concert will preview some of the music the Carya Quartet will be performing during their inaugural season of community concerts in the Greater Houston Area and provide an opportunity for Houstonians to learn about their educational programs, all while enjoying the in-house desserts and beverages crafted at Honey Art Cafe. 



“We are particularly excited about collaborating with Honey Art Cafe because they make art attractive and accessible for the community,” says violinist Eugeniu Cheremoush. Honey Art Cafe offers art supplies for rent to their customers and a variety of art classes. A calendar of their classes can be found www.houstonartlessons.com



The performance will include music by University of Houston Professor Rob Smith and Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Free. 8:00 pm, Friday, August 17th, Honey Art Cafe (3516 South Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098). More information at www.caryaquartet.org and www.honeyartcafe.com



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Founded in the spring of 2018, the Carya String Quartet is a Houston-based ensemble dedicated to performing string quartet repertoire new and old with the mission of fostering community through engaging chamber music experiences. The members- Eugeniu Cheremoush, Laura Cividino, Ed Harper, and Rainey Weber- hail from Moldova, Italy, England, and the United States, respectively, and they bring their individual experiences as performers and teaching artists to create inclusive concerts and innovative educational programming. Outside of the Carya Quartet, Mr. Cheremoush, Ms. Cividino, Mr. Harper, and Ms. Weber can be seen performing with the Terra Nostra Ensemble, Da Camera, Mercury, Bach Society Houston, Austin Baroque, Texas New Music Ensemble, Music for the Forgotten Project, and the Houston New Arts Movement. Individual bios and full performance schedule can be found at www.caryaquartet.org.  


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Carya Quartet Pop Up

Carya Quartet Pops Up at Honey Art Cafe with Piazzolla and Smith

The Carya String Quartet (Eugeniu Cheremoush and Laura Cividino, violins, Rainey Weber, viola, and Ed Harper, cello) has announced a Pop Up concert at Honey Art Cafe (3516 South Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098) on Friday, August 17th at 8:00pm. This free concert will preview some of the music the Carya Quartet will be performing during their inaugural season of community concerts in the Greater Houston Area and provide an opportunity for Houstonians to learn about their education programs, all while enjoying the in-house desserts and beverages crafted at Honey Art Cafe. 


The performance will include music by University of Houston Professor Rob Smith and Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Free. 8:00 pm, Friday, August 17th, Honey Art Cafe (3516 South Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098). More information at www.caryaquartet.org and www.honeyartcafe.com


When:
Aug 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
8:00, Free
Location:

Houston Methodist - Music Therapist!

Applications are now open!

Category: Professional

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Job Summary

The Music Therapist will deliver services to adult patients being treated in the Houston Methodist Hospital System. The therapist will deliver services through both group and individual sessions, treating patients individually as well as co-treating with physical, occupational,  speech therapists, social workers and other clinical team members. The therapist will report indirectly to the CPAM Program Manager regarding implementation and growth of music therapy services.
 

PEOPLE - %

  1. Individually treat patients and also co-treat patients with Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapists, Social Worker and other clinical team members.
  2. Provide education to staff, patients and family members about music therapy services and relevant research through formal in-services and informal daily interactions. 
  3. Supports and partners with staff, including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, Physicians, Social Workers, Nurses and Patient Care Assistants.

 

SERVICE - %

  1. Utilizes music as part of a patient’s comprehensive therapeutic treatment plan to improve any issues with emotional, physical and cognitive well-being.
  2. Ensures the consideration of the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in the accessibility, availability, acceptability and delivery of music therapy services.

 

QUALITY/SAFETY - %

  1. Provides music therapy services that address the functional and psycho-emotional goals of patients, as determined together with the treatment team.
  2. Documents clinical notes in the electronic medical record system.
  3. Work is reviewed for adherence to professional standards (as outlined with the on site clinical director), and may involve supervisory conferences, case reports, and quality assurance reviews as well as in compliance with assessments and treatment plans.
  4. Participates in daily team conference in order to learn about discharge plans, treatment goals and medical concerns from the treatment team, and in order to contribute relevant progress and concerns from a music therapy perspective.
  5. Upholds the American Music Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, with particular attention to the Medical Setting Standards.

 

FINANCE - %

  1. Collaborates with the CPAM Program Manager to record and collect data related to delivery, efficacy and patient satisfaction of music therapy services.
  2. Effectively and efficiently provides music therapy services in order to best benefit patients and the facility.

 

GROWTH/INNOVATION - %

  1. Advance clinical knowledge by participating in continuing education opportunities on yearly basis.
  2. Participate in activities related to promoting the growth of the music therapy department at Houston Methodist (e.g., provide presentations on music therapy) as needed.
  3. Collaborate with the CPAM Program Manager on research projects related to music therapy services.

 

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from an accredited school program according to the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 years or more clinical experience implementing music therapy techniques is required
  • 1 year or more of experience working with adults in a medical setting is preferred
  • Research experience preferred (with 1 or more years being optimal)
  • Interest in supervising interns in the future is preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) through CBMT
  • CPR Preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles (oral and written).
  • Able to complete department specific training in areas of patient safety, infection control, and other areas as required.
  • Able to provide treatment sessions in an individual or group setting.
  • Possess ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge/experience working with patient and families with a variety of neurological deficits is preferred.
  • Knowledge/experience with research procedures and protocols is desirable.
  • Established communication, customer service and support skills.
  • Knowledge of family- and patient-centered care is required.
  • Knowledge of family- and patient-centered care to promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual healing is required.
  • Knowledge of any additional languages is desirable.
  • Cultural sensitivity to work with the diverse patient population at Houston Methodist is required.
Due Date: Oct 31, 2018
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CLOSENESS

The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble presents CLOSENESS, an evening of new dance, music and film that explores the idea of closeness between people.

The program will feature the premiere of "Closeness" with choreography by Michele Brangwen, music by Charlie Haden & Alice Coltrane as arranged by Tim Hagans, and featuring sections of movement and music created in the moment. 

 

CLOSENESS takes its title from the album "Closeness" made by legendary bassist & composer Charlie Haden in 1976. The recording featured "For Turiya," a composition by Charlie Haden written for pianist and composer Alice Coltrane to perform with him on harp for that recording. Tim Hagans has arranged both the stunningly beautiful melody of "For Turyia" by Haden, as well as melodic lines improvised by Alice Coltrane on the harp, for voice, bass, trumpet & saxophone. The four musicians are joined by the dancers in a work that continually shifts focus between different pairs of performers, while also exploring the ways in which the ensemble is interconnected in performance. 


The program will also include "Rain Girl," a feature for dancer Robin Gilbert Campos & trumpeter Tim Hagans that tributes the resilience of the human spirit, and an excerpt from "What Will You Do When You Feel Their Absence?" with choreography & text by Michele Brangwen and music by bassist and composer Thomas Helton. 


Set in an intimate bar/café that could be in any city, "What Will You Do When You Feel Their Absence?" invites the audience to watch as stories unfold about how we are all connected to each other. Brangwen writes: "The "Friends" section of the work which we will be performing on this program focuses on the closeness of friends, and also the power of people coming together. It fit with the over all theme of the evening, and is quite relevant as we currently have an immigration policy that is an affront to our collective humanity." 

 

In addition to live performance works, the evening will also feature the premiere of two shorts by filmmaker Yunuen Perez Vertti on the subject of closeness. 

 



When:
Aug 18, 2018
*Sliding Scale Tickets:  We have added two new ticket levels to our performance at the MATCH. We feel that art should be made available to everyone, regardless of their budget. So in addition to our $20 General Admission, and $15 Student & Senior Admission prices, we have made available 25 tickets at the "Art For All" rate of $5. Audience members can also purchase $35 patron tickets that include credit as donors in upcoming programs. We invite the audience to choose the level that is right for them. 
Cost:
Tickets: $20 General Admission & $15 Students & Seniors
$5 Art For All Tickets (25 available)*
$35 Patron tickets*
Time:
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Tickets: $20 General Admission & $15 Students & Seniors
$5 Art For All Tickets (25 available)*
$35 Patron tickets*

Christina Wells LIVE @ Rec Room

Join Houston's Very Own America's Got Talent Super Star!

Houston very own, Christina Wells, hits the Rec Room stage on Friday, July 20th at 8 pm for a Summer celebration Rec Room style! Get ready for an intimate set with some powerful vocals as the America's Got Talent contestant, Christina Wells, sings our favorite songs and you sip on discounted drinks from our bar.

Did we mention they are discounted drinks from our bar?

Bar opens at 6:30 pm 
$1 off all beer 
$2 off all wine 
Doors at 7:30 pm 
Show at 8:00 pm

Tickets are ONLY $5. Pre-sale is highly recommended

When:
Jul 20, 2018
Cost:
$5
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $5
Location:
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A Musical Cabaret with Mark & Helena Greathouse "You Do Speak English, Don’t You?"

Cabaret, Humor, Czech History, Communism, Music, Concert, Life Music, Accordion, Singing, Jokes, Fun, Event, Ticketed Event

You Do Speak English, Don’t You?

A cabaret style variety show by Mark and Helena Greathouse

GET TICKETS HERE.

FREE for Kids and Students under 18!

Members, who purchase a ticket, can bring a second guest for free!

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Many people don't know what life was like during communism. Could you just enter the a communist country? What if you fell in love with someone? Image how difficult it had to be when Rock Music was already considered to be criminal!

Mark & Helena Greathouse tell their love story in Communist Czechoslovakia in a musical Cabaret. 
A fun narration about the past, when the West met the Iron Curtain.

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Mark and Helena Greathouse, an international husband and wife musical duo, present their one hour performance, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”, a family friendly, lively cabaret style variety show. The core part of the show was first introduced at the 2014 Portland, OR, Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. 

Since that time they have taken the show on the road into various places in Oregon, which include Beaverton Historical Society, Lincoln City Cultural Center, The Old Church in Portland, Sherwood Community/Senior Center, Twilight Theater in Portland, Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre, Tigard Public Library, Woodburn Senior Estates Club, Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of Scio – a town where Czech emigrants arrived in 1898, Woodburn UMC monthly concert series, Cedar Mill Community Library, Beaverton Civic Theatre, etc.  In July 2017 they presented the show in three venues in Texas – the Lyric Theater in Flatonia, the Czech Heritage Museum in Caldwell and the Czech Heritage Museum in Temple.

The show features Mark’s own songs, as well several familiar songs and parts of instrumental numbers, all interspersed with short, humorous dialogues highlighting challenges Helena and Mark have experienced in their lives as a Czech-American couple.

Mark’s compositions range from love songs to ragtime.  Helena presents a unique blend of expressive dance and song, enhanced by numerous costume changes.  Mark accompanies her on the accordion.

Mark is a musician/composer from Portland, OR, and Helena is a singer/actor/dancer originally from Prague, Czech Republic.  The show gives the story of how the two met in Europe and eventually married, moved to the U.S. and made their living here.  A Q and A session follows the performance, with Helena sharing what her life was like growing behind the Iron Curtain and making it to the West.  

Mark and Helena have performed for many years in the Northwest as well as in several European countries. Each began performing in their youth, Mark with his dad on stage in Portland, and Helena on Czechoslovak National Radio and TV in Prague.  Their stage name is ‘GREATHOUSE of Music’ and they have a line of CDs.  

Get Tickets Here.

FREE for kids and students under 18.

When:
Jul 21, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
$18 for adults, Free for students under 18

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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