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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

Dance Salad Festival 2018


Now celebrating the 23rd anniversary in Houston and the 26th season since its inception in Brussels, Belgium, Dance Salad Festival is excited to present Royal Swedish Ballet (Stockholm, Sweden), Ballett Zürich (Switzerland), Semperoper Ballett Dresden (Germany), Spellbound Contemporary Ballet (Rome, Italy), Norwegian National Ballet, Guillaume Cote, Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of Canada (Toronto) and Friedmann Vogel, Principal Dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet, performing Maurice Bejart's  Songs of  a Wayfarer, ODC (San Francisco, USA) and Guillaume Hulot (France/Germany). More to come!

***Note the new location.

PERFORMANCES: March 29, 30 and 31, 7:30 PM, in the new location due to flood damage on the Wortham Center.

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby, Houston, TX, 77002.  

TO BUY TICKETS, $25-$58 (including fees) go to www.dancesalad.org.  

Don’t delay as fewer seats will be available in Zilkha Hall. Arrive early for downtown parking.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT PACKAGE for out-of-town visitors:

As a recipient of the special marketing grant through Houston First Corporation's Tourism Incentive Program, Dance Salad Festival is partnering with the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to offer a special package for our out of town guests that will include: 

  • Special Discount on Dance Salad Festival tickets for live performances on March 29, 30 and 31, 2018, 7:30PM, Zilkha Hall, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Special room rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Houston with free breakfast and valet parking for two.
  • Free passes to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

CHOREOGRAPHERS’ FORUM –March 28, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Featured choreographers to be announced. Free event.

Julia & Romeo by Mats Ek to music of Tchaikovsky and Christian Spuck’s Romeo & Juliet to Prokofiev’s score.

 Dance Salad Festival will present two different takes on Shakespeare’s epic love story. Royal Swedish Ballet will show a Houston premiere of the Balcony pas de deux from Mats Ek’s Julia & Romeo, set to selected works by Tchaikovsky, while Ballet Zurich will show a US premiere by Artistic Director, Christian Spuck, who spins the same story yet under its traditional title of Romeo and Julia set to the widely used score of Prokofiev, also presenting the Balcony pas de duex. 

Mats Ek, master of reinterpretation of the great classics into contemporary dance says: “It’s time to turn the tables…I tried to go back to the source, which is Shakespeare—but before that was an Italian short story called Juliet and Romeo. If you read the play, the major conflict takes place in the family of Juliet… With something we know so well, the title also becomes almost a label, and to turn it around may open the door to rethinking it.” 

Christian Spuck’s Romeo and Julia set to Prokofiev’s score was the first ballet created for Ballett Zurich under his artistic leadership as it holds a special place in his heart. Spuck says: “Romeo and Juliet has followed me throughout my life… The first ballet music I ever heard was Prokofiev’s score, and I still think it is the most exciting and moving ballet music that exists.” 

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Rome, will mark its 4th appearance in Dance Salad Festival with a Houston premiere of the curated version of Rossini Ouvertures, comic and imaginative piece set to music of Gioachino Rossini, and mysterious and introspective The Hesitation Day, set to music by Norn and Amon Tobin, all choreographed by company’s Artistic Director, Mauro Astolfi

Dresden Semperoper Ballett, Germany, makes its 5th appearance at Dance Salad Festival with David Dawson’s Pas de Deux from On the Nature of Daylight set to music by Max Richter. On the Nature of Daylight is Dawson’s one of the most well known and long lived works that explores the eternal theme of love. Premiered in Semperoper Ballett Dresden and Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich, Germany in 2007, the pas de deux from this work debuted  in DSF by Dresden Semperoper Ballett in 2009.

Guillaume Cote, Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of Canada, Toronto and Friedemann Vogel, Principal Dancer of Stuttgart Ballet, Germany will perform Maurice Béjart’s Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) set to the music of Gustav Mahler, created in 1971 for Rudolf Nureyev and Paolo Bortoluzzi. It tells an expressive story of a romantic wanderer set on a journey full of adversity and solitude, confronting his own Destiny, the other  character in the pas de deux. This work debuted in Houston Ballet gala performance in 2004 in Houston.

Norwegian National Ballet, Oslo, will premiere in USA Imitations, an energetic creation that explores the role of gender and traditional forms in art among other interesting questions. Imitations was created for NNB by Houston Ballet's former dancer /choreographer Garrett Smith, and is set to music by Michael Gordon. Smith created three works for Houston Ballet with latest being Reveal which premiered in 2015.

Guillaume Hulot (France/Germany), dancer and choreographer from France, the ballet master of Gauthier Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany, will premiere in USA his two works BEANS, set to music by Kurt Cobain and Camille Saint-Saëns, and Tuning Another Being set to music by Christian Grifa, performed by dancers from Spain, USA, Germany and Japan.

ODC, San Francisco, will debut in Dance Salad Festival with boulders and bones choreographed by Brenda Way, Founder and Artistic Director of ODC and KT Nelson, Co-Artistic Director. Inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy and set to a commissioned score by acclaimed avant-garde cellist Zoë Keating, Way and Nelson's fearless choreography touches on transformation in both art and nature.


When:
Mar 28, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Cost:
Free and $25-59
Time:
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
7:00 PM free
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30 PM $25-$59
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 PM $25-$59
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 PM $25-$59

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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Singer songwriter Teresa Kolo hits the stage at Anderson Fair


Singer
songwriter Teresa Kolo is returning to her home state from
Seattle for a concert of original songs at one of her absolute-favorite Houston
venues, Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant Street, Houston, Texas 77006.

 

Kolo is a performing songwriter who embraces art with wit and
optimism – and a strong dose of honesty. She recently released the album
“Brave Girl.” Joining her on stage is Eric Korb, who will also perform a few of
his own compositions.

 

“Every
time I play there, I get shivers,” Kolo said. “Partly, it’s the history of all
the masterful songwriters that have done their thing there. Also, the sound in
that room is crazy amazing. It’s like a warm bath of sparkly vibrations…yum
yum.”

  

Doors
open at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Music starts at 8:30 p.m.

When:
Dec 15, 2017
Cost:
$15
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
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Annual Holiday Jazz Concert

JAZZ... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!

Jazz
Education Inc. returns to host another stellar holiday musical event, bringing
the true spirit of Christmas along for the ride. Founded by Bubbha
Thomas, 
JAZZ.... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT

Saturday, December 9th 2017

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Featuring:

Summer
Jazz Workshop (SJW) All-Stars

Trinity
Jazz Singers with Bill Jones

Tha
Unyt Band featuring Tekai Hicks & Dean James

Free Admission with 5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s
Socks.
 Donations
benefit the Emergency Aide Coalition & The Lord of the Streets Homeless
Shelter.

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church 1015 Holman Street - Houston, Texas 77004 

Great fun for all ages! Sing
along to your holiday favorites and find a new groove with original songs from our
special blend of local artists. Let’s celebrate the holiday spirit with a
little JAZZ!

Tickets are
available on Eventbrite at 
https://holidayjazzconcert.eventbrite.com

Visit
us online for more information or call 713.839.7000.

WWW.JAZZEDUCATION.ORG

When:
Dec 9, 2017
Cost:
FREE w/5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s Socks
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Jazz Education Inc.

Address:
6363 Richmond St. Ste. 306
77057 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Telephone:
7138397000
Hours:



Space Types: 


Honor and Horror

http://www.jomarvisions.com/honor-and-horror

Often in this world conflict can create strong individuals, hard times create new leads, each with their own intentions. Over time these people become heroes and villains, for good and evil. Often times it is horror that shines the light on those we honor. Join us as we celebrate the honored by dressing as the horror. Please come as scary as you like, the art will all be scary in the main gallery, the side gallery we will be holding a silent charity auction benefiting wounded veterans of the United States Armed Forces.


This event is in conjunction with JoMar Visions Third Saturday Open Studios.


- Silent Auction benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

- Live music by Erica Nicole

- Free & Open to the public
- Plenty of on site Parking
- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres and wine

When:
Oct 21, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm

Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers

Epistrophy Arts, Nameless Sound, and New Quorum present Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers The first full production in the American South of Wadada Leo Smith’s major work on the American Civil Rights Movement

Ten Freedom Summers



The first full production in the American South of

Wadada Leo Smith’s

major work on the American Civil Rights Movement 




performed by

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet

and RedKoral String Quartet

with video images by Jesse Gilbert




presented in 3 parts in 3 cities

Audience is invited to travel to experience the full production





Thursday, October 12 2017

"Defining Moments in America"

in Austin, Texas

at Boyd Vance Theater at George Washington Carver Museum




Friday, October 13 2017

"What is Democracy?"

in Houston, Texas

at MATCH

3400 Main St, Houston, TX  77002

8PM



Saturday, October 14 2017

"Ten Freedom Summers"

in New Orleans, Louisiana

at Loyola University






Tickets to the Houston Concert:
$13
General Admission | $10 Students | 18 and under FREE



TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE HOUSTON CONCERT ON THE MATCH
WEBSITE




I
was born in 1941 and grew up in segregated Mississippi and experienced
the conditions which made it imperative for an activist movement for
equality. I saw that stuff happening. Those are the moments that
triggered this. It was in that same environment that I had my first
dreams of becoming a composer and performer.”
– Wadada Leo Smith



“A staggering
achievement, with the dramatic sweep of the trumpeter’s writing (for
both a chamber orchestra and his own small group)… It merits comparison
to Coltrane’s A Love Supreme in sobriety and reach.”
— Francis Davis, Rhapsody Jazz Critics Poll



“Ten Freedom
Summers is his magnum opus; it belongs in jazz’s canonical lexicon with
Duke Ellington’s Black Brown & Beige and Max Roach’s Freedom Now
Suite.”
— Thom Jurek, All Music Guide



"Five stars. Although there are many outstanding recordings in Smith's canon, it's hard to avoid calling this his masterpiece." — Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine



“A master at
uttering profound truths with bracing dissonance, stripped-down musical
gestures and striking contrasts of instrumental color, Smith presided
over music of searing expressive power. Even if you didn't know that
"Ten Freedom Summers" grapples with our nation's struggles over civil
rights, this music conveyed tremendous visceral and intellectual
impact."
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune



“There are
ambitious works, and then there is trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten
Freedom Summers… The sound is never less than widescreen. You won’t
find any vamp sessions or alternating solos in Smith’s interpretation
of jazz – like the history he’s reprising, it only moves forward.”
— Otis Hart, NPR



"Ten Freedom Summers is one of my life's defining works."  – Wadada Leo Smith





Link:

http://www.wadadaleosmith.com/

The performance of Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, presented in
collaboration with The New Quorum and Epistrophy Arts, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

CMA











When:
Oct 13, 2017
Ticket & Performance Information Pay what you can. Pay what you will. Call the box office if your preferred amount is not listed. 18 years and under get in for free, however ticket reservation is required. Seating is limited. Seating is general admission (open seating). The theater will open approximately 30 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee seating after the performance has begun. The estimated run time is two hours with an intermission. This concert is suitable for all ages. No outside food or drinks are allowed on the premise. All sales are final. No refunds. To reach the box office, call (713) 521-4533 or email boxoffice@matchouston.org. Venue: Matchbox 4
Cost:
Pay what you can. Pay what you will. Call the MATCH box office if your preferred amount is not listed.Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
General Categories: 

KINETIC Opens 2017-18 Season with “Duos, Dances & Divertimenti"

Contact Name:
Natalie Lin
Contact Phone:
832-348-9981

Houston’s own
conductorless ensemble, KINETIC
launches their third concert season
on Sunday, October 15, 5pm at MATCH with folk-inspired music from Eastern
Europe and Scandinavia. Einoiuhani Rautavaara’s Pelimannit (“Fiddlers”) and Béla
Bartók’s Romanian Dances are rustic miniatures based on Finnish and Romanian
folk tunes, while Olli Mustonen’s Sinuhe for violin orchestra tells the story
of Sinuhe, the personal physician at the court of the Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Closing the program is Bartók’s Divertimento, a staple of the string orchestra
repertoire, composed before Bartók left Hungary at the outbreak of the Second
World War.

“Duos,
Dances & Divertimenti” is the first in a series of three newly curated
musical programs in KINETIC’s 2017-18 concert season, with the second and third
programs taking place on January 21 and May 6, also at MATCH.

 

Program

Einoiuhani
Rautavaara: Pelimannit
("Fiddlers")

Olli
Mustonen: Sinuhe for Violins (2012)

Béla
Bartók: Duos & Romanian Dances

Béla
Bartók: Divertimento for Strings

 

About KINETIC

Formed in 2015, KINETIC is a conductorless
ensemble based in Houston, Texas, that aspires to enrich the musical
vibrancy of Houston’s cultural landscape
 through live
performances, distinct programming, and interactive learning experiences. Comprised
of 16 passionate and diverse string musicians and led by Artistic Director
Natalie Lin, KINETIC thrives on its unique focus on creative
collaboration to create engaging musical experiences for the great city of
Houston. It is a world-class ensemble that proudly calls Houston home – it is
Houston’s own conductorless ensemble.

 

For more information,
please visit www.kineticensemble.org or e-mail info@kineticensemble.org.

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KINETIC presents: Duos, Dances & Divertimenti

Houston's own conductorless ensemble.

Houston’s own
conductorless ensemble, KINETIC
launches their third concert season
on Sunday, October 15, 5pm at MATCH with folk-inspired music from Eastern
Europe and Scandinavia. Einoiuhani Rautavaara’s Pelimannit (“Fiddlers”) and Béla
Bartók’s Romanian Dances are rustic miniatures based on Finnish and Romanian
folk tunes, while Olli Mustonen’s Sinuhe for violin orchestra tells the story
of Sinuhe, the personal physician at the court of the Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Closing the program is Bartók’s Divertimento, a staple of the string orchestra
repertoire, composed before Bartók left Hungary at the outbreak of the Second
World War.

About KINETIC

Formed in 2015, KINETIC is a conductorless
ensemble based in Houston, Texas, that aspires to enrich the musical
vibrancy of Houston’s cultural landscape
 through live
performances, distinct programming, and interactive learning experiences. Comprised
of 16 passionate and diverse string musicians and led by Artistic Director
Natalie Lin, KINETIC thrives on its unique focus on creative
collaboration to create engaging musical experiences for the great city of
Houston. It is a world-class ensemble that proudly calls Houston home – it is
Houston’s own conductorless ensemble.

When:
Oct 15, 2017
Cost:
$20 General Admission, $10 Students
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
5pm $20 General Admission, $10 Students
Location:
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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