Musician

Itamar Borochov Quartet


Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter & composer Itamar Borochov connects lower Manhattan to North Africa, modern Israel and ancient Bukhara, celebrating traces of the divine that he finds in elegant sophistication, Middle Eastern tradition and downhome blues.

Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, Borochov's search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities – a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city.
When:
Feb 2, 2019
Cost:
$20 Member | $30 Public
Time:
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$20 Member | $30 Public
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Press Release: American Spaces

Contact Name:
Natalie Lin
Contact Phone:
832-248-9981

 

For Immediate Release

 

KINETIC Teams Up with Windsync, Robert Johnson, and Dr. Thomas Jaber for “American Spaces”

Houston’s premier conductorless ensemble presents its first concert of 2019 featuring acclaimed guest musicians.

Houston, TX – KINETIC, the conductorless ensemble, presents its first concert of 2019: American Spaces at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston – MATCH on Sunday, February 3 at 6:00 PM. As one of the most versatile and innovative classical groups in Houston, KINETIC will perform alongside award-winning quintet, Windsync, Houston Symphony associate principal horn, Robert Johnson, and Rice University Professor of Music, Dr. Thomas Jaber, for a program that journeys from the German Baroque to twentieth-century America. 

Beginning with J.S. Bach’s third Brandenburg Concerto, the program fast-forwards two hundred years to Igor Stravinsky’s neoclassical masterpiece Dumbarton Oaks and Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos’ mixed chamber piece, Chôros No. 7. Concluding the program is Arnold Schoenberg’s Suite in the Old Style (written shortly after the composer relocated to California), a piece that reveals the twelve-tone master’s newfound embrace of tonality during his early American years. 

American Spaces will be Windsync and Robert Johnson’s second time collaborating with KINETIC — KINETIC and Windsync last performed together in 2017, and Mr. Johnson was a featured soloist with KINETIC last season. “We are thrilled to welcome back WindSync and Robert Johnson. As some of the most talented artists and collaborators we’ve worked with, we can’t wait to see what we can come up with together. KINETIC is committed to collaborations across instruments, organizations, and even cultures – and this program shows our dedication to both inter-organizational collaboration and to showcasing underperformed music that deserves to be heard.” –Natalie Lin, Artistic Director and Founder

Tickets for American Spaces are available through the MATCH box office. American Spaces is KINETIC’s second concert in their MATCH 2018-19 Series, which will conclude on Sunday, May 5 with Flor de Lã: New Brazilian Classics, co-presented with Aperio.

 

For more information about KINETIC, please visit www.kineticensemble.org

 

About KINETIC

One of the most innovative new classical groups in Houston, KINETIC brings together fierce artistry, provocative programming, and a committed collaborative energy to the live classical music experience for Houston’s diverse communities. A sixteen-member, exclusively conductorless orchestra founded in 2015 by Natalie Lin – a doctoral candidate at Rice University, KINETIC defies the hierarchical format of the traditional orchestra model, and instead embraces a modern, collaborative approach to performing. 

Now in its fourth season, KINETIC continues to deliver programs to Houston audiences that push classical music forward. Rather than recycling mainstream repertoire, KINETIC serves both as an ambassador for under-represented works of the past and new music of today. Since forming in 2015, the group has premiered seven works – including music by Rice University professors Karim Al-Zand and Pierre Jalbert, and KINETIC’s own violinist-composer, Giancarlo Latta.

In addition to its MATCH concert series, KINETIC also features its musicians in more intimate contexts through chamber music salons. They frequently partner with other Houston local creatives, such as designer Kathrine Zeren, dance companies MetDance and Open Dance Project, and musical groups Windsync, Aperio, and Musiqa. Committed to immersive musical learning, KINETIC’s signature Open Rehearsal Demonstrations program provide encounters with KINETIC musicians that are informal, conversation-driven, and pedagogic. Designed specifically for audience interaction, these Demonstrations have engaged and inspired audiences of all types, from middle school students, to young professionals and seasoned music lovers.

KINETIC can be seen performing at various traditional and informal spaces around Houston, including Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, Archway Gallery, Methodist Hospital, St Paul Methodist, A 2ndCup – and more. 

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American Spaces

One of the most versatile and innovative classical groups in Houston, KINETIC teams up with award-winning quintet Windsync for a program that journeys from the German Baroque to twentieth-century America.

One of the most versatile and innovative classical groups in Houston, KINETIC teams up with award-winning quintet, Windsync, Houston Symphony associate principal horn, Robert Johnson, and Rice University Professor of Music, Dr. Thomas Jaber, for a program that journeys from the German Baroque to twentieth-century America. Beginning with J.S. Bach’s third Brandenburg Concerto, the program fast-forwards two hundred years to Igor Stravinsky’s Neoclassical masterpiece Dumbarton Oaks and Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos’ mixed chamber piece, Chôros No. 7. Concluding the program is Arnold Schoenberg’s Suite in the Old Style (written shortly after the composer relocated to California), a piece that reveals the twelve-tone master’s newfound embrace of tonality during his early American years.

PROGRAM

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 — for strings and harpsichord
Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 7 — for wind quintet, violin and cello
Igor Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto — for chamber orchestra
Arnold Schoenberg: Suite for Strings in the Old Style — for strings

When:
Feb 3, 2019
Post-Concert Reception will be held at 7:45PM in MATCHBox 4 Lobby.
Cost:
General Admission: $25; Student Admission: $15
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
6:00PM
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Daniel Johnston “Drawings To Listen To And Songs To Look At” Opening at Redbud Gallery

Contact Name:
Gus Kopriva
Contact Phone:
713-854-4246


Redbud presents Daniel Johnston’s exhibit “Drawings To Listen To And Songs To Look At”.  We are always excited about presenting new never before created works of art by the world-renowned outsider poet, writer, and musician Daniel Johnston. In collaboration with his sister, artist Marjorie Johnston, they have created these works which contain lyrics of some of his over 900 songs, depicted in over 100 watercolors and collages. Each piece has the song and CD title identified on the piece.

Waller, Texas based 58-year-old Daniel Johnston has been active in the music scene since the late 70’s. He is considered a self-taught pop rocker. His art and music, many times inappropriate, is largely based on his obsession and unrelenting love with a girl named Laurie from high school.  Johnston’s songs have been cover recorded by several hundred artists, including David Bowie and Tom Waits. His life has been documented in the film “The Devil and Daniel Johnston.” Johnston’s work was shown in a recent Whitney biennial. His famous slogan of “Hi, How Are You?” first debuted in Austin. The late Kurt Cobain mused that Daniel Johnston is the best song writer in America.

Drop by the gallery for a rare treat. We hope that Daniel will be present during the opening after his recent hospital-stay. Redbud will have over 100 original signed framed works starting at $650.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26, 6pm-9pm
On View: January 26 – March 31, 2019

Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532

Daniel Johnston “Drawings To Listen To And Songs To Look At” Opening at Redbud Gallery


Redbud presents Daniel Johnston’s exhibit “Drawings To Listen To And Songs To Look At”.  We are always excited about presenting new never before created works of art by the world-renowned outsider poet, writer, and musician Daniel Johnston. In collaboration with his sister, artist Marjorie Johnston, they have created these works which contain lyrics of some of his over 900 songs, depicted in over 100 watercolors and collages. Each piece has the song and CD title identified on the piece.

Waller, Texas based 58-year-old Daniel Johnston has been active in the music scene since the late 70’s. He is considered a self-taught pop rocker. His art and music, many times inappropriate, is largely based on his obsession and unrelenting love with a girl named Laurie from high school.  Johnston’s songs have been cover recorded by several hundred artists, including David Bowie and Tom Waits. His life has been documented in the film “The Devil and Daniel Johnston.” Johnston’s work was shown in a recent Whitney biennial. His famous slogan of “Hi, How Are You?” first debuted in Austin. The late Kurt Cobain mused that Daniel Johnston is the best song writer in America.

Drop by the gallery for a rare treat. We hope that Daniel will be present during the opening after his recent hospital-stay. Redbud will have over 100 original signed framed works starting at $650.

On View: January 26 – March 31, 2019

Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Jan 26, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:

Guest Artist Lecture: Guy Whatley


The Moores School of Music welcomes organist Guy Whatley to campus for a special presentation on music of the Tudor Period.


Location
Organ Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building 130
When:
Jan 26, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am
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Faculty Recital: Lawrence Wheeler


Lawrence Wheeler, viola
Neal Kurz, piano 

Associate Professor Lawrence Wheeler presents a 1919 Viola Centennial recital, featuring works by Rebecca Clarke and Paul Hindemith.

Photo by Marianne Bevis

The event will take place in Dudley Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building on UH Main Campus.

When:
Jan 24, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
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36th International Piano Festival


The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music presents
the 36th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of
recitals and masterclasses featuring some of the greatest performers in the
world. Led by nonagenarian and IPF Founder Abbey Simon, this dynamic weekend of
pianism features Russian virtuoso Alexander Kobrin and charismatic rising star
Sean Chen, our 2019 Discovery Artist.

 

Recitals

January 31, 7: 30 p.m. – Sean Chen

Chopin: Tarantelle, Etude Op. 25/7; Scriabin: Nocturne;
Chopin-Godowsky: Etude, Op. 10/12;

Chopin-Liszt: 6 Chants Polonais, S. 480; Chopin: Mazurkas,
Op. 63; Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22

February 1, 7:30 p.m. – Abbey Simon

Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12; Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in
F minor, Op. 2 No. 1; works by Chopin and Ravel

February 2, 7:30 p.m. – Alexander Kobrin

Schubert: Sonata in G major, D. 894; Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in
F minor, Op.
5                 

 

Masterclasses

February 1, 3 p.m. – Alexander Kobrin

February 2, 9 a.m. – Sean Chen

February 2, 2:30 p.m. – Abbey Simon

 

Learn more and view the full schedule of events at uh.edu/pianofestival.

When:
Jan 31, 2019 to Feb 2, 2019
Cost:
$10-$84 (Packages and Group Rates available)
Time:
7:30 pm
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International Piano Festival: Sean Chen Recital


The 36th International Piano Festival kicks off with a recital by the 2019 Discovery Artist Sean Chen, featuring the music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff. 

About the Artist
Hailed as a charismatic rising star with “an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post), American pianist Sean Chen, winner of the 2013 American Pianists Awards and third prize winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has continued to earn accolades for “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (New York Times) and “genuinely sensitive” (LA Times) playing. He was named a 2015 fellow by the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing Arts. 

For more information and a full schedule, visit uh.edu/pianofestival.

When:
Jan 31, 2019
Cost:
$25 adult/$15 student and senior
Time:
7:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$25 adult/$15 student and senior
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Josh and Marie Present: Party with a Purpose!


Josh and Marie Present: Party with a Purpose!
Featuring Tyler Barber with supporting acts Doyle & the
Lazarus
Road
and SEXXES. All proceeds
go to
Houston
based non-profit Kids Meals 
kidsmealsinc.org Lets party
hard to help feed these babies! 12/30/18 White
Oak
Music Hall

Upstairs. Doors at 7. $10. Sponsored by
White
Oak
Music Hall
.

Tix link: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Tyler-Barber-Doyle-and-the-Lazarus-Road-Sexxes/376825?afflky=WhiteOakMusicHall

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/721978458182481/

When:
Dec 30, 2018
Cost:
$10
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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