Music

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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Chamber Orchestra


Carlos Guillermo Jung, Myles Nardinger, Alejandro Basulto, conductors

The Moores School of Music's Chamber Orchestra presents performs music of Schubert and Ravel, featuring the winner of the MSM Concerto Competition's Vocal Division.

When:
Oct 28, 2018
Cost:
$15 adult/$12 alumni, senior, staff/$10 student
Time:
2:30 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
$15 adult/$12 alumni, senior, staff/$10 student
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Faculty Recital: Tali Morgulis


Tali Morgulis, associate professor of piano, presents a recital featuring romantic and contemporary piano works by women composers, including U.S. premieres.


The event will take place at Dudley Recital Hall.
When:
Oct 27, 2018
Cost:
$15 adult/$12 alumni, senior, staff/$10 student
Time:
7:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$15 adult/$12 alumni, senior, staff/$10 student
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Mercury Chamber Orchestra - Business Manager

Mercury Chamber Orchestra seeks a full-time business manager to join our team!

 

Title:                         Business Manager

Reports to:             Executive Director

Compensation:     Commensurate with experience and qualifications; includes benefits and health insurance

Position type:        Full-time

 

The Organization

 

Founded in 2000, Mercury has achieved phenomenal growth over the last decade, presenting over 30 performances each season, reaching more than 20,000 audience members each year through our distinctive concert series, community events, school outreach and recording projects. Under the artistic leadership of Antoine Plante, Mercury serves the community by celebrating the power of music, Baroque and beyond, by teaching, sharing and performing with passion, intimacy and excellence. Mercury has an administrative team of six full-time employees and two part-time employees. Our annual operating budget is $1.6 million.  

 

The Business Manager Position

 

The Business Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures to ensure day to day effectiveness and efficiency in Mercury’s work to advance its mission in the Houston community. The position includes responsibilities in accounting functions, human resource processes, systems and office management, and executive assistance.  


 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

 

Financial Management

 

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Manage all aspects of day to day bookkeeping and accounting processes including: accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank deposits, journal entries, and cash management.

·      

Execute bi-monthly payroll activities using a third-party payroll company.

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Perform annual 1099 reporting process for vendors and contractors.

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Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports, including standard financial reports, budget vs. actual reports and grant-specific financial reports.

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Work closely with outside CPA to execute month-end closing procedures, reconciliations, and postings. 

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Coordinate with outside CPA in preparation of year-end IRS 990 filings.

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Support Executive Director in development and analysis of annual organization budget.

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Support Executive Director and Development Staff in producing grant proposal budgets.

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Maintain accounting procedures and policies and systems of internal controls to ensure the integrity of all financial systems.

 

Personnel

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Prepare paperwork and assist with the onboarding of all new employees.

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Train new employees on system details, office functions, and organizational policies and procedures.

·      

Manage company health plan and employee benefit programs, and maintain all personnel files.

 

Administration and Executive Assistance

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Ensure effective and efficient office functions by managing and maintaining equipment contracts, lease agreements, operating system procedures, adequate office supply orders, and organizational calendar guidelines.  

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Assist Executive Director in planning and scheduling Board meetings and Committee meetings and distribute meeting agendas and materials.

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Assist Executive Director with scheduling and follow-up for individual meetings with Board, Staff and Donors as well as arrangements for business travel and other project management needs.

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Provide concert and event support as assigned.

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Organize and maintain institutional records and documents.

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Perform non-routine tasks requiring strong judgement and initiative.

 

Qualifications

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Bachelor’s degree; business administration or finance preferred.

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Two or more years work experience in a bookkeeping/accounting function; non-profit organization preferred.

·      

Excellent Quickbooks and Excel skills, including all normal accounting transactions, GL management, budgeting, and reporting.

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Exceptional organizational skills with ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with an acute attention to detail and good judgement.

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Emotional maturity, professionalism, and the ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality without exception.

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Natural ability to work independently and in a fast-paced, team environment.

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Strong communication and problem-solving skills. 

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Willingness to work weekend and evening hours for concerts and events.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of application describing interest and qualifications, resume, salary history, and three references to: jobs@mercuryhouston.org.  No calls please.  


 

 

Mercury Chamber Orchestra
3100 Timmons Lane, Suite 201
Houston, TX 77027

713-533-0080

mercuryhouston.org

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Concert Chorale


Betsy Cook Weber, conductor

The “Fridays at Moores” series continues with a performance by the award-winning Concert Chorale, under the director of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber.

When:
Oct 26, 2018
Cost:
$15 adult/$12 alumni, senior, staff/$10 student
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
$15 adult/$12 alumni, senior, staff/$10 student
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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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6th Annual AfriFest

AfriFest2018

Experience Africa right here in Houston!! 

In partnership with various Houston African communities, the
Nigerian-American Multicultural Council (NAMC) presents another exciting
opportunity for the Houston Community to embark on a cultural journey through
Africa and celebrate her rich diversity in a typical African open market
setting featuring international live performances, a country tour, arts and
crafts, ethnic food and cuisines from different African regions, Ankara cloth
fashion, folklore tales from the motherland, kids' activities, and more fun
activities during the 6th Annual AfriFest.

Houston AFRIFEST is a festival that celebrates Africa from
Senegal to Ethiopia, Egypt to South-Africa, the peoples of Africa are proud to
share their unique and diverse culture with the most diverse city in the United
States.

When:
Oct 27, 2018
Cost:
$5 for Adults; 18 & Under/Senior Citizens FREE
Time:
12:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
$5 for Adults; 18 & Under/Senior Citizens FREE
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A.I. Lack Master Series Guest Recital: Miroslav Hristov, Chih-Long Hu


University of Houston - Dudley Recital Hall


The A. I. Lack Master Series at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music annually presents distinguished classical performers and recognized pedagogues in a series of free masterclasses and recitals, which provide a wider educational experience for UH students and the Houston community. The endowment that supports the series was established in memory of Abram I. Lack in 1989. Lack’s daughter, legendary violinist and teacher Fredell Lack Eichhorn, held the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at the University of Houston where she served for 50 years, until her retirement in 2009.
When:
Oct 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free and open to the public
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Guest Recital: Daria Rabotkina


The Moores School of Music presents a recital by Daria Rabotkina, assistant professor of piano at Texas State University.

When:
Oct 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free and open to the public
Location:
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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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