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SYMPHONY’S UNLIMITED, INC. PRESENTS LAKSHMINARAYANA GLOBAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND - FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY WITH LENGENDARY VIOLINIST DR. L. SUBRAMANIAM AND AWARD WINNING KAVITA KRISHNAMURTI SUBRAMANIAM FEATURING GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ERNIE WATTS

Contact Name:
Brittany Zucker
Contact Phone:
8322871970

(Houston, TX - April 12, 2018) The melding of musical genres can be
mesmerizing, spellbinding and enthralling, but when the “God of Indian violin”
joins the “melody queen” Bollywood and
Beyond
is born. Combine that with “one of the greatest living tenor
saxophonists,” Ernie Watts, who will be featured in the concert along with
SubraMania – Bindu (“third generation prodigy”) and Ambi Subramaniam (“the new
king of Indian Classical Violin”) and the outcome is sheer magic. The Lakshminarayana
Global Music Festival, conceived by Dr. L. Subramaniam, who is also credited
with creating Global Fusion, a concept that promotes the cross-cultural
collaboration between artists of different types delivers. The results are
exquisite and astounding. Lauded as the “The God of Indian Violin” by The Times of India, Dr. L. Subramaniam
has produced, performed, collaborated and conducted close to two hundred
recordings with a wide variety of artists from every medium of music fusing
together non-western and western musical traditions. Whether he is joining
Stevie Wonder playing “My Cherie Amour” at the United Nations, performing with The
New York Philharmonic (Fantasy on Vedic Chants), performing a violin virtuosi
at the Berlin Opera (Global Symphony) or enthralling listeners at the Royal
Albert Hall, the rave reviews continue to flood in: “Simply the best…the
greatest classical Indian violinist of our time…” says the Dubai Sunday Times; “L. Subramaniam, violin visionary, an Indian
master, creates a new global fusion.” declares Rhythm, USA; and the Chicago
World Music Festival
proclaims “Arguably the greatest violinist in the
history of Indian music”. One thing is clear, Dr. Subramaniam understands how
to blend all avenues of music and does so with poise, elegance and
self-assuredness. The intersecting of all these styles of music is implemented
magnificently and quite literally, music to ones ears.   

 

The
Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival was established in 1992 by Dr. L.
Subramaniam and Viji Subramaniam, in the memory of his late father Professor V.
Lakshminarayana. Since its inception, the LGMF has brought together some of the
greatest artists from around the world including Yehudi Menuhin, M.S.
Subbulakshmi, Bismillah Khan, Al Jarreau and Jean-Luc Ponty. In 2010, Kavita
Krishnamurti Subramaniam took over as Artistic Director. LGMF is the only music
festival that has been able to showcase worldwide talent and provide a platform
for all different styles of music intertwining Indian Classical (Carnatic and
Hindustani), Jazz, Rock, Western Classical, Orchestral, Indian Folk, Ghazals,
Hindi Film music, and different Classical and Folk styles. Live performances
from the LGMF have been released as audio CDs and DVDs and episodes of the
festival have been aired in over seventy countries. The festival has been held
in 55 cities across 22 countries on 5 continents and has received tremendous
support from the press and public alike, hosting audiences of up to 200,000
people at a single event. Bollywood and
Beyond
will feature critically acclaimed violinist Dr. L Subramaniam and
Bollywood Award winning singer Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam with guest
appearances by two-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Ernie Watts and
SubraMania - Bindu + Ambi at the Stafford Civic Center, Friday, April 27th from
8-10pm at what promises to be a one of a kind, magical, multi-cultural musical extravaganza
benefitting Parkinson’s disease.

 

World renowned and undeniably
India's foremost violinist, Dr. L. Subramaniam has produced, performed,
collaborated, and conducted close to two hundred recordings with artists such
as Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, Joe
Sample, Al Jarreau, Larry Coryell, Corky Siegel, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham,
Maynard Ferguson, Baba Olatunji, and Miya Masaoka. He is the only musician who
has performed/recorded Carnatic Classical Music, Western Classical Music, both
Orchestral and non-Orchestral, composed for major Orchestras such as the London
Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Suisse Romande, served as musical advisor to
Peter Brook for “Mahabharata”, composed music for feature films, including
“Salaam Bombay” and “Mississippi Masala” as well as being the featured soloist
for Bernardo Bertolucci’s Merchant-Ivory Productions, “Little Buddha” and
“Cotton Mary”. He has performed on all continents and is largely responsible
for the international status that Indian music enjoys today. Of the legendary
violinist, the New York Times claimed, “The best this listener has heard….” Subramaniam
started the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts (SaPa), a premier institute
for musical education and the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, the
biggest global music festival in India. Additionally, he is a book author
,
holds an M.B.B.S from Madras
Medical College, a Master’s Degree in Western Classical Music and a Ph. D in
Music. His latest album “Beyond Borders,” featuring George Duke, Herbie
Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Ernie Watts, Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and the
late Stéphane Grappelli will be released in the latter part of 2018.

 

Joining him in this
year’s Global Music Festival is his wife, beloved Bollywood singer, Kavita
Krishnamurti Subramaniam. Undoubtedly one of the favorites of critics and
masses, Kavita’s singing career reads like a fairy tale. Her exquisite and
mellifluous voice, wide range and, versatility to sing different styles and
types of songs has put her in a unique place amongst singers deeming her a
“melody queen” by leading critics and connoisseurs alike. While in college, she
started singing professionally on stage with the great music director and
singer Hemant Kumar, Mukesh and Manna Dey. She has received several awards and
honors, including the coveted “Padmashree” from the President of India,
A.P.J.Abdul Kalam in 2005 and is a four-time recipient of the Filmfare Award
and two-time recipient of the Bollywood Award. She was the main featured
soloist in the “Global Fusion” album released by Warner Bros., featuring
musicians from five continents. Additionally, Kavita has sung as a soloist with
orchestras including Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Philharmonic and
London Symphony Orchestra. Having sung more than 15,000 songs, she is one
artist who has managed to prove herself in every musical field which she has
chosen to enter. Kavita also holds honorary doctorates from prestigious
institutions for her contribution in music.

 

Also performing at Bollywood and Beyond is two-time Grammy
Award winner Ernie Watts, one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone
players in music. Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists
ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his
unforgettable trademark sound. In 2014, Watts received the prestigious
Frankfurt Music Prize given by the city of Frankfurt, Germany, presented to
both classical and non-classical musicians. After 15 albums as a leader, Watts
had the occasion to record with the legendary Thelonious Monk on Monk's Blues (Columbia).
His signature sound has been heard on countless TV shows and movie scores,
almost all the early West Coast Motown sessions and with pop stars such as
Aretha Franklin and Steely Dan. In 1983, the film composer Michel Colombier
wrote an orchestral piece entitled "Nightbird" for Watts. He has
performed at the Kennedy Center, in Australia with Billy Cobham and orchestra
and with the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra in Los Angeles. A typical year finds him
touring Europe with his own European Quartet and working as a feature artist
with other artists he admires. One of these has been iconic South Indian
violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam, fusing Western classical music, jazz, Middle
Eastern and Asian themes with Carnatic Indian tradition. Watts appears on
Subramaniam’s latest recording project "Beyond Borders." He gives
back by conducting clinics and master classes, both on the student and
professional level.

 

Rounding out the festival
marquis and making it a true family affair is SubraMania, the collaboration of Subramaniam’s
children Bindu and Ambi, both who have gained critical acclaim as solo artists.
After its successful launch in 2013, SubraMania has firmly established itself
on the world music scene, building on the multi-generational musical tradition
that it takes forward, but with a sound that is distinctly its own. Formed by
brother and sister progenies, singer/songwriter Bindu Subramaniam and
violinist/composer Ambi Subramaniam, SubraMania fuses traditional Indian music
with elements of pop, rock and jazz, to create contemporary world music. In
addition to creating their own material in English and traditional Indian
languages, SubraMania works with well-known classics and jazz standards to
interpret them in a completely new light.

 

Bindu Subramaniam’s voice
has been described as “haunting” and “hypnotic”. Having been called an “assured
young soprano,” she wrote her first song at seven and has been performing since
the age of twelve. She has performed with her family, with her band, and as a
soloist with orchestras including London Symphony, Liepzig Philharmonic and
Liepajas Symphony. She has collaborated with Al Jarreau, George Duke, Stanley
Clarke, Ernie Watts, Larry Coryell and Corky Siegel among others. Her debut
solo album “Surrender” was released in 2011 and nominated for a GiMA. In 2012,
she was named one of 12 GenNext Achievers by Verve Magazine.

 

Hailed as "the new
king of Indian classical violin" by the
Times of India, Ambi plays duet violin concerts with his father Dr.
L. Subramaniam, in addition to solo concerts. As an orchestral soloist, Ambi
has performed with the London Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the Orchestra
Nationale du Lille, Sinfonia Baltica, the Leipzig Philharmonic, and the
Liepajas Symphony, to name a few. While performing around the world, he has
received numerous awards including the Ritz Icon of the Year Award, the Rotary
Youth Award and two GiMAs. Ambi has appeared for the Associated Board Royal
School of Music's violin exams ranking first nationally and was the three-time
winner of the Philomena Thumbochetty Award for Best Western Classical
Violinist. Apart from the violin, Ambi also received distinctions in Piano and
Western music theory. He recently released his debut solo album “India Violin”
to much critical acclaim.

 

Experience what the New York Times has deemed, “Positively
dazzling…” an iconic evening of astounding world fusion music by some of the
most iconic musicians of our time benefitting Parkinson’s disease
and commemorating the 70th year of
India's Independence. The festival is a do not miss event, visiting Houston for
one night only at the Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution Avenue,
Stafford, TX, 77477, 281-499-5763 on Friday, April 27, 2018 from
8-10PM.

 

About Symphony’s
Unlimited
:
Symphony’s Unlimited was founded in 2015 by Rajesh Vishwakarma and Kasthuri
Rangan, to produce Bollywood type musical shows featuring the above two, local
talent and invited guests from India. They have staged two shows to raise
awareness of and support for the fight against Parkinson’s disease affording
them to contribute a respectable amount of funds to the Michael J. Fox
Foundation. Rajesh Vishwakarma also staged a show in memory of the late and
great Mohammad Rafi Sahab. Symphony’s Unlimited performs at smaller venues by
invitation. Symphony’s Unlimited is proud and privileged to stage the Bollywood and Beyond show.

Tickets
may be purchased at
www.humtumdesi.com for $30, $50, $75 and $100. Students receive a 20% discount
off of tickets purchased before April 24th.

Self-parking
is available in front of and behind Stafford Civic Center located at 1415
Constitution Avenue, Stafford, TX, 77477.

For EPKs,
full bios, additional images and music videos, please visit:

Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival Facebook:
www.facebook.com/globalmusicfestival/

Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/saibhakt7?feature=watch

Dr. L. Subramaniam Website: http://indianviolin.com/

Dr. L. Subramaniam Facebook: www.facebook.com/drlsub

Dr. L. Subramaniam YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/saibhakt7?sub_confirmation=1

Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam Website: www.kavitaks.com

Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam Facebook: www.facebook.com/kavitaks

Ernie Watts Website: http://www.erniewatts.com/

SubraMania Bindu + Ambi Subramaniam website: http://www.subramania.com/

Symphony’s Unlimited, Inc. Presents Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival – Bollywood and Beyond with Legendary Violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam and Award Winning Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam Featuring Grammy Award Winner Ernie Watts and SubraMania

One Night Only

Experience
what the New York Times has deemed, “Positively dazzling…” an iconic evening of
astounding world fusion music. This one night
only musical extravaganza, The Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival -
Bollywood and Beyond features world-renowned violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam and
award winning singer Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam with guest appearances by
Grammy Award winning saxophonist Ernie Watts and SubraMania - Bindu + Ambi. The
festival has been performed in 55 cities in 22 countries on five continents and
will visit Houston April 27 as part of their World Tour to commemorate India’s
70th year of Independence.

The LGMF was
established in 1992 by Dr. L. Subramaniam and Viji Subramaniam, in memory of
his late father Professor V. Lakshminarayana. Since inception, the LGMF has
presented some of the greatest artists from around the world including Yehudi
Menuhin, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Bismillah Khan, Al Jarreau and Jean-Luc Ponty. LGMF
is the only music festival to showcase worldwide talent and provide a platform
for all different styles of music including Indian Classical, Jazz, Rock,
Western Classical, Orchestral, Indian Folk, Ghazals, Hindi Film music, and
Folk.

Named “The
God of Indian Violin” by The Times of
India
, Dr. L. Subramaniam has
produced, performed, collaborated, and conducted close to two hundred
recordings with artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, George
Harrison, Stevie Wonder, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Larry Coryell, Corky Siegel,
Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Maynard Ferguson, Baba Olatunji, and Miya Masaoka.
Creator of Global Fusion, a concept that promotes the cross-cultural
collaboration between artists of different non-western musical traditions, he
is the only musician who has performed/recorded Carnatic Classical Music,
Western Classical Music, both Orchestral and non-Orchestral, composed for major
Orchestras such as the London Symphony, New York Philharmonic, served as
musical advisor to Peter Brook for 
“Mahabharata”, composed music for feature films, including “Salaam
Bombay” and “Mississippi Masala” as well as being the featured soloist for
Bernardo Bertolucci’s Merchant-Ivory Productions, “Little Buddha” and “Cotton
Mary”. Of the legendary violinist, the New
York Times
claimed, “The best this listener has heard….” His latest album
“Beyond Borders”, featuring George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Ernie
Watts, Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and the late Stéphane Grappelli will be
released in late 2018.

Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam’s singing career reads like a fairy
tale. Her exquisite and mellifluous voice, wide range and versatility to sing
different styles and types of songs has put her in a unique place amongst
singers deeming her a “melody queen” by leading critics and connoisseurs. While
in college, she started singing professionally on stage with the great music
director and singer Hemant Kumar, Mukesh and Manna Dey. She has received several
awards and honors including the coveted “Padmashree” from the President of
India, A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, four-time recipient of the Filmfare Award and
two-time recipient of the Bollywood Award. She was the main featured soloist in
the “Global Fusion” album released by Warner Bros. Additionally, Kavita has
sung as a soloist with orchestras including Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig
Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. She is also Artistic Director of
LGMF.

Two-time
Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one
of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. Watts has been
featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to
Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound. In 2014,
Watts received the prestigious Frankfurt Music Prize given by the city of
Frankfurt, Germany, presented to both classical and non-classical musicians.
After 15 albums as a leader, Watts had the occasion to record with the
legendary Thelonious Monk on Monk's Blues (Columbia). His signature sound was
heard on countless TV shows and movie scores, almost all the early West Coast
Motown sessions and with pop stars such as Aretha Franklin and Steely Dan. In
1983, the film composer Michel Colombier wrote an orchestral piece entitled "Nightbird"
for Watts. At the work's inaugural performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
in Los Angeles. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, in Australia with Billy
Cobham and orchestra, and in 2016 with the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra in Los
Angeles. A typical year finds him touring Europe with his own European Quartet
and working as a feature artist with other artists he admires. One of these has
been iconic South Indian violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam, fusing Western classical
music, jazz, Middle Eastern and Asian themes with Carnatic Indian tradition.
Watts appears on Subramaniam’s latest recording project "Beyond
Borders." He gives back by conducting clinics and master classes, both on
the student and professional level.

Launched in
2013, SubraMania has firmly
established itself on the world music scene, building on the multi-generational
musical tradition that it takes forward, but with a sound that is distinctly
its own. Formed by brother and sister singer/songwriter Bindu Subramaniam and
violinist/composer Ambi Subramaniam, SubraMania fuses traditional Indian music
with elements of pop, rock and jazz, to create contemporary world music.

“Haunting”
and “hypnotic” are the two words most commonly used to describe Bindu Subramaniam’s voice. Having been called
an “assured young soprano,” she wrote her first song at seven and has been
performing since the age of twelve. She has performed with her family, with her
band, and as a soloist with orchestras including the London Symphony, Liepzig
Philharmonic and Liepajas Symphony. She has collaborated with Al Jarreau,
George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Ernie Watts, Larry Coryell and Corky Siegel among
others. Her debut solo album Surrender was released in 2011 and nominated for a
GiMA. In 2012, she was named as one of 12 GenNext Achievers by Verve Magazine.

Hailed as
"the new king of Indian classical violin" by the Times of India, Ambi Subramaniam plays duet violin
concerts with his father Dr. L. Subramaniam, in addition to solo concerts. As
an orchestral soloist, Ambi has performed with the Seattle Symphony, the
Orchestra Nationale du Lille, Sinfonia Baltica, the Leipzig Philharmonic
Orchestra and Liepajas Symphony, to name a few. While performing around the
world, he has received numerous awards including the Ritz Icon of the Year
Award, the Rotary Youth Award and two GiMAs. Ambi has appeared for the
Associated Board Royal School of Music's violin exams, has been ranked first
nationally and was the three-time winner of the Philomena Thumbochetty Award
for Best Western Classical Violinist. Apart from the violin, Ambi also received
distinctions in Piano and Western music theory. He recently released his debut
solo album “India violin” to much critical acclaim.

Tickets may
be purchased at
www.humtumdesi.com for $30,
$50, $75 and $100; Students receive a 20% discount off of tickets purchased
before April 24th.

Stafford
Civic CenterFriday, April 27,
2018 from 8-10PM,
1415 Constitution Avenue, Stafford,
TX, 77477, (281) 499-5763. 

When:
Apr 27, 2018
Cost:
30, 50, 75, 100
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
Friday, April 27, 2018 from 8-10PM; Tickets may be purchased at www.humtumdesi.com for $30, $50, $75 and $100; Students receive a 20% discount off of tickets purchased before April 24th.
Event Type: 

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
General Categories: 

8123 Morning Rose Lane, Houston, Texas 77095

Address:
8123 Morning Rose Lane
77095 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Telephone:
832-901-3152
Hours:


This is a house. 

Space Types: 

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
General Categories: 

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
General Categories: 

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

Nameless Sound presents jazz singer Patty Waters


PATTY WATERS
with:
BARRY ALTSCHUL - drums
BURTON GREENE -piano
MARIO PAVONE - bass


"Hear her voice with the ears of wolves. A sound contour never before heard in American music and poetry. It transcends virtuosi vocalizing. It is presented as Shamanic ritual. The most perfect realization of Jazz song as siren song. Compels a revisioned understanding of the lure of the sweet woman’s voice as a passage to paradise.” 
- Village Voice, N.Y., Norman Weinstein, critic and poet, ‘67


"Miss Waters is an advocate of that vocalism which clings closest to Its primitive origins in the human cry, whether of anguish or ecstasy.”
- Harper’s Magazine, N.Y., Eric Larrabee ‘68


"Haunting melancholia... The range of tonal nuances and timbered expressiveness that she was capable of spewing from her glottals had become a strange, awe-Inspiring animal... One really ought to hip oneself to the art of Patty Waters. She is one of the best fucking singers alive.”
- Rolling Stone Magazine, N.Y., Nick Tosches '71


“Patty Waters Sings, as well as her College Tour album, should be considered one of the better free Jazz records to come out of the sixties.”
- OP Independent Music Magazine, WA, Christopher Stigliano '92 


"Torch songs delivered in a chesty whisper... and Black is the Color... made her a certified phenomenon.”
- Record Collector's Goldmine Magazine. WI, Dr. Robert Campbell '93


"Her range moves easily from intimacy to introspection to rage. and her evocation of Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair has no parallel In musical history.”
- San Francisco Sentinel, CA. Michael Mascioli ‘93


"The world of free-flowing female jazz vocals was never the same since Patty Waters entered the picture. Her classic debut is one of the most unearthly, haunting tracks of a generation.”
-Forced Exposure, MA, Byron Coley '93


"The still astonishing Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair remains unforgettable and makes this a landmark ESP release."
-The Wire. E. Pouncey '93


"An act of great emotional courage. A landmark in modem avant-garde music history. We are lucky it exists”
-Perfect Sound Forever. D. Monypeny '93

When:
Apr 9, 2018
GENERAL SEATING.
Cost:
PAY WHAT YOU CAN / PAY WHAT YOU WILL. Call or email us if your preferred amount is not listed: 713-928-5653, administration@namelesssound.org. EVERYONE UNDER 18 GETS IN FOR FREE.
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

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

WOMEN ROCK! A Benefit Concert for Mildred's Umbrella

A celebration of women in art, music and culture.

Kicking off 2018 with a bang, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is teaming up with Rudyard’s British Pub and several local female-fronted bands for 'Women Rock,’ a fundraiser benefitting the theater company’s 2018-19 season. The inaugural concert will celebrate leading contributions of women artists and musicians in Houston.  
“We’re embarking on a challenging new phase for Mildred’s Umbrella in trying to align our mission with the efforts of women in our artistic community who have paved a path to continue to lift them up, celebrate them and hear their stories,” said Managing Director Rebecca Ayres. “This concert will join together some fabulous female-led music groups with women service organizations to highlight another aspect of how women influence culture; plus with our lineup, it’ll be pretty rockin’.”

Associate Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator Miranda Morris added, “In 2018, we plan to expand the scope of our work beyond the stage, and utilize the power of the arts to inspire and support women through a new, dynamic outreach program. To fund this new endeavor, it seemed only natural to partner with other great female artists and performers. ‘Women Rock’ will be an outstanding night of girl power (and great music!). We look forward to kicking off our 2018-19 season with such a large group of remarkable women.” 

Mydolls, one of Houston’s earliest female-led punk bands (1978-present), and Miears will headline the show, with performances by Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita and Quinn the Brain. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with packages from local vendors and Houston-based female artists.

The funds raised from the evening will support MU’s theatrical productions, which promote both emerging and recognized women playwrights and directors, as well as a new reading series and outreach programs that the company will launch this season. 
 
The “Women Rock” concert will be held at Rudyard’s British Pub on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Doors open at 7:30 pm and concert will start with a pre-show set at 8:30 pm. Tickets are “pay-what-you-can” with a minimum of $10 per person. Presale tickets are available online at www.mildredsumbrella.com. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or email info@mildredsumbrella.com.

WOMEN ROCK BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MILDRED’S UMBRELLA
Musical Performances: Mydolls, Miears, Pretty Vacant, Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita, Quinn the Brain 
Where: Rudyard’s British Pub – 2010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006
When: February 10, 2018, Doors at 7:30 pm, pre-show at 8:30, Show begins at 9 pm
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person (additional donations are greatly appreciated)

When:
Feb 10, 2018
Lineup 7:30pm doors open 8:30pm Lazer Kittenz  9:00pm Pretty Vacant 10:00pm Mydolls 11:00pm Quinn the Brain 12:00am Miears
Cost:
Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person


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