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March 2018

The Moving Image

March 3 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 4 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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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 scores by Reena Esmail and Grawemeyer award-winning composer Michel van der Aa.

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April 2018

Playing Havoc

April 13 | 7:30 pm - April 14 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 4 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Kate Soper

Presenting the Houston premiere of Voices from the Killing Jar by Pulitzer Prize finalist, composer-performer Kate Soper April 13: Get TicketsApril 14: Get Tickets Musiqa presents the Houston premiere of 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.…

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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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October 2018

Origin Stories

October 6 | 7:30 pm

Folk fusions of culture and migration Get Season Passes Get Tickets Even as borders are built and broken, music has the power to connect cultures. “Origin Stories” explores the mingling of cultures in a program featuring the premiere of Anthony Brandt’s “Songs from the Source: Nine African Folk Songs,” for soprano and ensemble. Musiqa travels to Cuba as Tania León retraces her Havana roots in “A la par,” and to the north, in Pierre Jalbert’s “Crossings,” which imagines the cultural and emotional upheaval…

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Around the World with Musiqa

October 25 | 7:00 pm
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Take a musical journey “around the world” in this lively, interactive production designed to get the audience singing! Learn about different cultures and the classic folk songs inspired by them. Featuring She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain, Cielito Lindo, Au Clair de la Lune and many more. It’s fun for the entire family!

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November 2018

Between the Lines

November 2 | 7:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Saxes in conversation Get Season PassesGet Tickets Listen between the lines as the Musiqa Saxophone Quartet performs works that blur the divides between classical, jazz, and folk. The saxophone’s unmistakable timbre and expansive range have allowed the instrument to tiptoe genre lines effortlessly. Between the Lines features music— including Catherine Likhuta’s, groovy and syncopated “Hard to Argue” — that pushes boundaries while still assuring that in the world of modern music, funk is alive and well. 7:00pm – Performance General Admission: Pay-what-you-wish ON THE…

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LOFT Concert: Nicolas Moufarrege

November 15 | 6:30 pm
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Join us for free informal performances of modern classical music presented in the context of a contemporary art setting. Presented in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Free In conjunction with the exhibition Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign, Musiqa presents a special concert inspired by his embroidered paintings. Michael Daugherty: Yo ameba a Lucy for flute and guitar Matthew Hindson: Basement Art Guru for solo viola Bechara El Khoury: Arminia for solo violin Pierre Jalbert: Sonatine for violin and…

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