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July 2017

Julydoscope

July 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street
Houston, 77010 United States
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Free
Julydoscope

Join Houston Cinema Arts Society’s 7th annual Julydoscope for a picnic-perfect* evening of music, poetry, and film on Saturday, July 15, at Discovery Green®. Hosted by Houston’s own Ernie Manouse, the space-inspired event will kick off at 7 PM with trivia, giveaways, and free poems upon request by the Inprint Poetry Buskers. As the sun sets, sit back and enjoy a live saxophone quartet concert by MUSIQA and a family-friendly compilation of CineSpace short films. *Bring your own basket of delectables or pick…

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October 2017

Musical and Literary Ofrenda

October 30, 2017 | 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, 2017 | 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 Joel Love: "In the Gloaming" for glockenspiel and percussion Frederic Rzewski: "To the Earth" for solo percussionist…

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February 2018

Minimal/Lyrical: Modern String Quartets

February 16 | 7:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Minimal/Lyrical

Join Musiqa for an evening of dynamic, modern string quartets including Nico Muhly’s “Diacritical Marks,” a work of small gestures with references to Philip Glass and Björk, at times energetic and driving and at times rhapsodic and lyrical; String Quartet No. 2 by Michael Nyman, a set of driving, rhythmic miniatures inspired by South Indian dance.

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May 2018

Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio

May 17 | 6:30 pm
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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In conjunction with the exhibition Right Here: Right Now: San Antonio, Musiqa presents a special concert inspired by San Antonio-based artists and composers. The program includes the public premiere of "Scarred Landscape" for viola and cello by 2017-18 Emerging Composer Fellow Theo Chandler and inspired by the work of artist Richard Armendariz; "Time is a Cage" for solo violin by Suzanne Farrin, "Meta4" for string quartet by San Antonio-born Robert X. Rodriguez; and "Respite" for solo violin by Ethan Wickman…

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