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April 2016
$24

Music from Near and Far III

April 9, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Musiqa offers two world premieres: Marcus Maroney’s Earth Music, a collaboration with Fotofest, and Rob Smith’s Angenieta for string quartet and bass. Also on the program are Timo Andres’ I Found It by the Sea, Hannah Lash’s Around, Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts’ And the Legions Will Rise and Solo: Finale, a short film by Ingo Putze, curated by Houston Cinema Arts Society. Don't miss this evening of exhilarating new works.

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June 2016
Free

Timber by Michael Gordon

June 3, 2016 | 8:00 pm
Market Square, 301 Milam
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Timber, Michael Gordon

Join us for a free performance of Michael Gordon's Timber, a new work scored for six wooden 2x4s. Cut into different sizes, each one has a slightly different pitch. Called a "simantra," this percussion instrument was first devised by composer Iannis Xenakis. The instrumentation allows the composer and the artists to create the impression that the sound is traveling around by subtly shifting the accent of sound from one player to another. The result is a meditation on sound and rhythm, bringing the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion…

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October 2016
$30 - $50

Sustained by Breath and Line

October 1, 2016 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 4 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Featuring Anthony Brandt’s Full Circle ballet and works for saxophone Musiqa kicks off its 15th Anniversary Season with an evening of expressive explorations for saxophone, featuring "Full Circle", artistic director Anthony Brandt’s new ballet created in collaboration with the Houston Ballet Academy. Choreographer Oliver Halkowich creates a thrilling dance to Brandt’s score for saxophone quartet, which spotlights the bluesy, brassy expressivity of the instruments. Further musical explorations include Robert Paterson’s aptly-titled "Tongue and Groove" and David Ludwig’s "Josquin Microludes", a…

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January 2017
$33 - $55

The White Album

January 7 | 7:30 pm
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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World premiere with exhilarating new works including Pierre Jalbert’s Piano Trio No. 2 Buy Tickets Featuring Karol Bennett, soprano David Cho, conductor Erica Funkhouser, poet Musiqa, two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents "The White Album", the second major concert of its 15th anniversary season. The program includes a series of works by eminent American composers working in a wide variety of musical…

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March 2017
$30 - $50

American Trios!

March 11 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 4 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Featuring the world premiere of Marcus Maroney’s Horn Trio Buy Tickets Good things surely come in three, as we welcome the world premiere of Marcus Maroney’s "Horn Trio." Delight in the dramatic work of Grammy-nominated Ellen Taafe Zwilich, the first female composer to win a Pulitzer Prize, with "Piano Trio," now a mainstay of the contemporary chamber music repertoire. Continue on a cross-country road trip as Dan Visconti gives us a “nod to the American century” with his piano…

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