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Traces of Blue

January 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Color, texture, and motion in music

Celebrated abstract painter Robert Motherwell once stated “art is an experience, not an object.” Experience an evening of dynamic works that explore color, texture, and motion in music, featuring the world premiere of a piano trio by Karim Al-Zand’s, commissioned by Musiqa. Gaze into the creative process as celebrated Houston artist Geraldina Interiano Wise creates a live painting in front of the audience alongside a musical performance. Works by Gosfield, Hartke, and Loiacono are also on the program.

7:00pm – Pre-concert talk
7:30pm – Performance
9:00pm – Post-concert reception (Pioneer ticket holders)

General Admission: Pay-what-you-wish


Karim Al-Zand: Six Bagatelles for piano trio (world premiere)
Annie Gosfield: The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon for string quartet
Stephen Hartke: The Blue Studio for piano trio
Loren Loiacono: Waxing Cerulean for string quartet


Jackson Guillen, violin
Natalie Lin, violin
Sergein Yap, viola
Barrett Sills, cello
Wesley Ducote, piano


  • Pioneer All-Access Ticket: $125
    Priority seating on stage and admission to post-concert reception with artists
  • Pioneer Ticket: $50
    Priority seating and admission to post-concert reception with artists
  • Explorer Ticket: $35 (Suggested)
  • Adventurer Ticket: $20
  • Traveler Ticket: $10 (Suggested Student)
  • Discover Ticket: $5
    For first-time Musiqa patron (limited quantity, advance purchase only)

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January 12, 2019
7:00 pm
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MATCH Box 2 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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