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October 2018

Origin Stories

October 6, 2018 | 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, 2018 | 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, 2018 | 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, 2018 | 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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January 2019

Traces of Blue

January 12 | 7:00 pm
MATCH Box 2 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Color, texture, and motion in music Get Tickets Celebrated abstract painter Robert Motherwell once stated “art is an experience, not an object.” Experience an evening of dynamic works that explore color, texture, and motion in music, featuring the world premiere of a piano trio by Karim Al-Zand’s, commissioned by Musiqa. Gaze into the creative process as celebrated Houston artist Geraldina Interiano Wise paints live in front of the audience in tandem with a musical performance. Works by Gosfield, Hartke, and Loiacono…

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February 2019

LOFT Concert: Cheryl Donegan

February 7 | 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. In conjunction with the exhibition Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS, Musiqa presents a special concert inspired by her work. The program includes Katherine Hoover’s Kokopeli for solo flute; Olga Neuwirth’s Torsion for bassoon and tape; Michele Rusconi’s Urartu Full Circle for flute, viola and harp; Augusta Read Thomas’s Euterpe’s Caprice for solo flute; and Nina C. Young’s Pocket Concerto for bassoon…

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Reel Forces

February 22 | 7:30 pm
MATCH Box 2 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Reflections of humanity, memory, and conflict Get Season PassesGet Tickets Kick-off Oscars weekend with an evening of experimental film and live music. “Reel Forces” examines the traces of humanity, memory, and conflict with “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918,” a moving and mesmerizing film of rare WWI archival footage by auteur-director Bill Morrison, and scored for string quartet by Aleksandra Vrebalov. Also on the program are evocative works by Marcus K. Maroney, Florent Ghys and the Texas premiere of “Falling”, the award-winning experimental…

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