Led by four composers, Musiqa’s mission is to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate new music with other modern art forms.
I hardly miss a Musiqa performance. Musiqa always introduces me to new music and genres that continue to challenge my thinking and view of art, and life in general. Concerts are always engaging with introductions from composers and opportunities to ask questions.Joel Luks
“Every concert is an artistic escapade.”
“Exhilarating, challenging, entertaining.”
On October 25, 2017, Musiqa presented its 100th show of “Around the World with Musiqa.” Introduced in 2004 “Around the World with Musiqa” is an original production created by the Musiqa composers that uses modern arrangements of folk songs to teach students musical concepts. The show is presented annually at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery Series.read more
It's been nearly eight weeks since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and inundated metro Houston will record-setting rainfall and flooding. Theatre district venues downtown—the Alley Theater, the Wortham Theater and Jones Hall—were severely damaged. The Hobby Center for...read more
Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman explore humankind’s drive to create in new book “The Runaway Species”
What lies at the heart of humanity’s ability―and drive―to create? New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist David Eagleman teams up with Musiqa Artistic Director and acclaimed composer Anthony Brandt in a wide-ranging exploration of human creativity. In...read more
Our innovative collaborations and educational programming make modern repertoire accessible and vital to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.
Musiqa creates innovative concert experiences that pair new music with literature, film, theatre, visual arts and dance with collaborating organizations such as the Houston Ballet, Houston Cinema Arts Society, Alley Theater, Inprint, FotoFest, Aurora Picture Show and Noble Motion Dance.
Musiqa presents free informal performances of modern classical music presented in the context of a contemporary art setting. Presented in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Musiqa’s nationally acclaimed Education Program is one of the largest of its kind in the nation for an ensemble our size. Every year, we reach over 6,000 school children in grades 2 through 12, from 60 different schools across eight area school systems, in the Greater Houston area.