Percussionist

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

Percussion Ensemble I: Lou Harrison Centennial

Celebrates the Centennial of American composer Lou Harrison with the Moores School of Music!

The Moores
School of Music Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Blake Wilkins,
celebrates the Centennial of American composer Lou Harrison. A celebrated
paragon of the West Coast School, Harrison was a pioneer of percussion ensemble
composition and major contributor of early literature for the medium. Many of
his works draw upon “found sounds” not normally regarded as standard
instruments, such wash tubs, spring coils and brake drums. 




The program will feature Harrison’s Concerto for
Violin and Percussion Ensemble. The program will also include the composer’s
Canticles No. 1 & 3 and the Suite for Percussion.

When:
Sep 22, 2017
Cost:
General admission $12, students and seniors $7
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
General admission $12, students and seniors $7
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Belin Chapel, Houston Baptist University

Hours:



Space Types: 


Sponsored Events

Debut Concert: Loop38 Live at MATCH

Join Houston's newest ensemble, Loop38, to bring new music to the heart of Houston

Co-founded by pianist Yvonne Chen and conductor Jerry Hou, Loop38 is a 17-person collective of impassioned musicians bringing their fervor for new music to the heart of Houston. The works for their debut concert show the diversity of music composed in recent years as well as the ensemble's flexibility in having the richness of a full orchestra and the intimacy of a chamber group. The program celebrates risk and artistic evolution, especially representative of a new ensemble comprised of young artists.

The concert begins with Musical America's 2017 Composer of the Year, Andrew Norman's "Try", a piece in which Norman embraces "the serendipitous discovery implicit in the word 'try'." Second on the program is Christopher Cerrone's "Recovering", where seven players dispersed through the gallery will surround listeners with "a haze of breath sounds", bringing them through the process of recovery and "becoming something new." Missy Mazzoli's "The Sound of Light" is a "musical depiction of growth and transformation" reflecting the jubilant vitality of young musicians with dancing grooves. Our musicians are constantly refining their craft; similarly, Danish composer and recent recipient of the Grawemeyer Award, Hans Abrahamsen, is known to rework his previous compositions, as with "Herbstlied", a 1992 composition rearranged after 17 years for english horn, string trio, and piano. We close the program with British composer Thomas Ades' "Living Toys", a work which gained him worldwide recognition at the age of 23 and was cited at the 1994 Paris Rostrum as "the best score by a composer under 30". Full of challenging extended techniques and references ranging from bullfighting to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, the piece captures the talent, imagination, and grit of a young musician determined to make a statement.

Program:

  • Andrew Norman: Try
  • Christopher Cerrone: Recovering
  • Missy Mazzoli: The Sound of Light
  • Hans Abrahamsen: Herbstlied
  • Thomas Adès: Living Toys

duration: 1 hour + 20 minute intermission


This concert launches Loop38's first season. Future concerts include a performance of electroacoustic music at the James Turrell Skyspace, as well as "Music in Darkness", the Texas premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas' "in vain" at Rothko Chapel.

When:
Dec 6, 2016
Visit our website www.loop38.org for more information. Tell us you're coming and invite your friends on our Facebook page @Loop38 event listing. 
Cost:
Pay-what-you-can. $25 suggested.
Time:
7:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
7:30pm, Pay-what-you-can. $25 suggested
Location:

GuGu Drum Group from Shanghai presented by CenterPoint Energy


This award winning and top rated drum group from Shanghai presents theatrical drum drama and excitement in their Texas debut! A spectacle depicts historical and culturally significant drum compositions, GuGu Drum Group showcases profound insight into unity, human evolution, awareness, wisdom, social commitment and communication through percussive movements.

Director Yang Xiaodong takes a contemorary approach to his authentic ancient drums, representing a powerful lineage of drum movements dating back to the times of the Emperors of Chinese Dynasties. This moving presentation has been featured at many outdoor festivals and arts centers throughout China and features drum vignettes based on timeless Chinese proverbs, fables and fairy tales.

Visit http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/ for more information.

Presented by CenterPoint Energy and Miller Outdoor Theatre

When:
Mar 18, 2016
ALL performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE OF CHARGE. Free, assigned seat tickets are available at the Miller Theatre Box Office on first-come first-served basis while supplies last between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm on the day of the performance.  Only four (4) tickets per person age 16 and up. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
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Nameless Sound presents Proler Percussion Ensemble

Nameless Sound presents Proler Percussion Ensemble

"Proler was the best performance of experimental music that I heard in 2015." - Aki Onda

Join us as we open our Spring concert season with a free, outdoor, daytime event. Nameless Sound continues its engagement with public space through a performance by the Proler Percussion Ensemble.
Known for its international collaborations and site-specific work with found objects, Proler’s explorations of rhythm, counterpoint, texture and materials are on a scale rarely seen in musical performance. Location of this event to be announced.

- audiences encouraged to come and go freely as they like -


outdoor concert, location TBA
check website for updates

Free of charge

Listen to the latest from the Proler Percussion Ensemble.

www.namelesssound.org


When:
Feb 12, 2016
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:00 am to 11:30 am
Location:
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Sunday Drum Jam In The Park


Bring a drum +extra or any musical instrument and let's have our 4th Drum Jam, Sunday, December 27th. 
No experience required.

Dancers, Hooper's, Poi and Fire Spinners welcomed. 

Looking forward to connecting with you in Spirit, through music again, Sunday December 27th.

Please remember to bring drums, any percussion and musical instruments, lawn chairs, blankets, yoga mats and mats of any kind to sit on. Feel free to bring food snacks and drinks, as well. 

Reminder: This is an informal free flowing drum circle. It is simply a time to gather and share our talents in Spirit and raise our vibration and energy through music/meditation and make new connections, as well. All are welcome, whether you play or not or just want to come listen. Bringing the community together one drum at a time. It matters not your beliefs, all are welcome.

The effect of being in the presence of people expressing high frequencies is to feel unified and connected to all of nature and all of humankind, as well as the power of intention.

Thank you again and looking forward to playing with you and raising the vibration and energy with you on Sunday December 27th. 
...
Feel the rhythm and Keep Raising it up Houston
When:
Dec 27, 2015
Menil Park
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
General Categories: 
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This Is Classical Music?


Bassist Rick Robinson (aka Mr.
CutTime)
cuts the academia out of classical music with musicians of the River
Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO)
at this downtown Houston club. Simfonica strings
and percussion will be amplified with strong beat, personality and passion! 

 

It’s a perfect event for those
who think they don't like classical music because CutTime and ROCO make
classical music matter for new listeners. On the show are famous hits from
Mozart, to Tchaikovsky, to Duke Ellington, and rocking new music by Mr.
CutTime, himself. You can even play along on percussion! This FREE event
is part of New Music USA's Music Alive program to connect communities with new
music.

When:
Sep 9, 2015
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm

Call for Performing Artists: 2015-2015 Performance Preludes

Now accepting applications from Houston-area performing artists

Now Accepting Applications for SPA's 2015-2016 Performance Preludes!

Be a part of this prestigious program.

In conjunction with Society for the Performing Arts’ main stage season performances, the Education & Community Engagement Department seeks to showcase Houston's exceptional young artists, outstanding school programs and talented community groups through its Performance Preludes program.

 Performance Preludes offer SPA audiences pre-performance entertainment such as dance concerts, music recitals, drum circles and movement demonstrations. Your performing arts group has the chance to showcase their talents for thousands of audience members!


Applications must be submitted online. The 2015-2016 application window will close at 5:00 PM on June 12, 2015. Selected artists will be notified on or before June 30, 2015.

Questions? Email education@spahouston.org or call 713-632-8112.

Due Date: Jun 12, 2015
Contact Name: Stephanie Gumpf
Phone: 713-632-8112
Fee: Free
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