MUSIQA: Deep-Sky Objects

Where Music, Poetry and Dance Intersect

MUSIQA, Houston's leading contemporary classical music organization, opens its fall season with the world premiere of Grawemeyer-award-winning composer Sebastian Currier’s Deep-Sky Objects at the Hobby Center's Zilkha Hall on September 22. The concert offers a dynamic celebration of the intersection of music, poetry and dance.

Deep -Sky Objects is set to poetry by Sarah Manguso, whose libretto imagines an intergalactic romance. Commissioned by Musiqa with generous support from Chamber Music America and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the work is scored for soprano solo, piano quintet and electronics; the performance will feature soprano Karol Bennett. Divided and Scattered, a world premiere dance choreographed by Tina Bohnstedt and performed by Houston Ballet II  is set to two movements from Currier's Quartetset. Pierre Jalbert’s Secret Alchemy for piano quartet and Lera Auerbach’s violin-piano preludes complete the program.

The concert's featured artists include: Karol Bennett, soprano; Lisa Burrell, violin; James Dunham, viola; Lachezar Kostov, cello; Tali Morgulis, piano; Maureen Nelson, violin and the dancers of Houston Ballet II.

Musiqa's Deep-Sky Objects

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall

800 Bagby, Houston, TX

7:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at

or call 713-524-5678

Sep 23, 2012
12:30 am to 2:30 am
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 p.m. $20-$40 / 50% off for students and seniors

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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