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October 2017

Musical and Literary Ofrenda

October 30 | 5:30 pm
Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Dia de Los Muertos Music and literary ofrendas

Musiqa celebrates the Mexican “Day of the Dead” with our annual five-way collaboration Musical and Literary Ofrenda at Lawndale Art Center. This free event is a collaboration with River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Lawndale Arts Center, Inprint, and the Houston Hispanic Forum — all promoted by The Mexican Consulate. The five original musical “ofrendas” (offerings) — commissioned by ROCO from Musiqa composers — are woven amongst four original prose texts by Inprint authors, surrounded by the beautiful retablos (alterpieces) on display at Lawndale.  

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November 2017

LOFT Concert: Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped

November 9 | 6:30 pm
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Annabeth Rosen

Musiqa presents a free concert inspired by the exhibition Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped in the Brown Foundation Gallery. This LOFT concert features the following personnel: Brandon Bell, percussion; Amanda Galick, flute; Craig Hauschildt, percussion; Luke Hubley, percussion; and Timothy Roy, sound design. On the Program: George Crumb: "An Idyll for the Misbegotten" for amplified flute and electronics Mary-Ellen Childs: "Three" for three percussionists Kristin Kuster: "Rain Chain" for solo vibraphone Frederic Rzewski: "To the Earth" for solo percussionist Nebojsa Zivkovic:…

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January 2018

Looking Back in Time

January 13, 2018 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 4 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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$20 - $55
First Presbyterian Church Albany

Travel back time and to other worlds in this program featuring works by Musiqa composers for chamber orchestra. Journey to the dawn of man with Maternity, an oratorio by Musiqa Artistic Director Anthony Brandt with libretto by frequent collaborator David Eagleman; to the banks of the Sea of Galilee in Pierre Jalbert’s Transcendental Windows inspired by Tiffany stained glass; and the fanciful, otherworldly, Visions from Another World by Karim Al-Zand. The concert features a reading by Dr. Eagleman, bestselling author of…

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March 2018

The Moving Image

March 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 4 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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$20 - $55
Michel van der Aa

Experience modern cinema and music like never before. The program features cutting-edge films with live music including Anna Clyne’s Steelworks, a sonic tour de force that is edgy, individual and compelling inspired by visual artist Luke DuBois’ reimagining of the 1936 industrial film Steel: A Symphony of Industry. The evening also features Michael Gandolfi’s serene and jazzy meditation the history of the world in seven acts, a multimedia collaboration featuring the dancing animations of Jonathan Bachrach, plus short films with…

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April 2018

Playing Havoc

April 13, 2018 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 2 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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$20 - $55
Kate Soper

Musiqa presents Playing Havoc featuring Voices from the Killing Jar by Pulitzer Prize finalist, composer/performer Kate Soper. Part monodrama, part song-cycle, part opera, Voices from the Killing Jar crosses a volatile musical landscape populated by a series of female protagonists, among them housewives, teenagers, and mothers and daughters; innocents and tragic heroines; and femmes fatales. From Madame Bovary’s passionate whirlwind of delusion, to Lady Macduff’s terrified lullaby, to Clytemnestra’s hypnotic and deadly rage, each one is brought to vivid and…

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