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November 2016
Free

Musical and Literary Ofrenda

November 1, 2016 | 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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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 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 styles: the world…

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February 2017
Free

Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing

February 9 | 6:30 pm
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Join us for a free and informal performance of modern classical music presented in connection with the exhibition Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing. The evening features works by (mostly) Puerto Rico-born composers. They include: the infectious rhythms of Bong-O and Tres Pensamientos by Roberto Sierra, a former student of György Ligeti; the dynamic and ritualistic Como si fuera la primavera by Carlos Carrillo-Cotto; William Ortiz Alvarado's Soneo de la 22, a virtuosic tour-de-force for solo cello; Javier Álvarez’s solo percussion…

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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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April 2017
$25 - $45

Light, Land, and Sea

April 8 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 2 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Karim Al-Zand’s Studies in Nature and works for flute, viola, and harp Buy Tickets Prepare for a beautiful underwater adventure with Karim Al-Zand’s Studies in Nature, inspired by the captivating illustrations of biologist and naturalist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). Listen to how Al-Zand transforms the delicate and kaleidoscopic designs in his three movements “Sea Lillies”, “Radiolara”, and “Jellyfish” for viola, harp, and flute. Next, descend into Saariaho’s fantastical underworld with her ethereal work for harp and electronics, “Fall” a snippet…

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May 2017
Free

Atlas, Plural, Monumental

May 4 | 6:30 pm
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Join us for a free and informal performance of modern classical music presented in connection with the exhibition "Atlas, Plural, Monumental". The evening’s unique program, which was created to complement the exhibit of the same name, features two world premieres commissioned by Musiqa that both involve audience participation. The first is Chapman Welch's Along the Bond Line, scored for percussion trio and electronics. In Welch’s work, audience members' cell phones become instruments, playing sound clips accessed from a website created…

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July 2017
Free

Julydoscope

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