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November 2018

First Suburb: A Fictional Autobiography

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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First Suburb: A Fictional Autobiography Five preteens teeter on the brink of adolescence when a shocking and violent act interrupts their insular world of personal struggles and triumphs. Catastrophic favorite Chana Porter takes us back to the early ’90s in a suburban planned community, the first of its kind in America, for a subversive, mischievous, and oh-so-familiar (or is it?) look at childhood. The world premiere of FIRST SUBURB follows last season’s highly lauded world premiere of Porter’s LEAP AND THE…

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December 2018

Pedrito Martinez Group

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
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Pedrito Martinez Group Cuban-born and New York-based Pedrito Martinez is a master percussionist and an irrepressible bandleader who has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Paquito D’Rivera, Bruce Springsteen and Sting, and has contributed as a percussionist and vocalist to over 50 albums. 2016’s Habana Dreams was the #1 Latin Jazz Album in NPR’s Top Jazz Albums for 2016 and was one of the Boston Globe’s picks for best World Music Albums of the year. Pedrito Martinez’s group possesses a rare level…

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ROCO Unchambered: Force of Nature

December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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ROCO’s principal flute, Brook Ferguson, is featured on “Force of Nature”. The December 8 concert showcases nature-themed music for flute, oboe, viola, cello, and piano, including George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for electric flute, cello and amplified piano, Michael Gandolfi’s Geppetto’s Workshop, and a new commission by Stephanie Ann Boyd. 1 POINT - MEMBERS ONLY If you're a member, simply add this performance to your cart. Your points will be applied at checkout. Quantity Quantity  Add to…

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January 2019

Traces of Blue

January 12 @ 7:30 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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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 creates a live painting in front of the audience alongside a musical performance. Works by Gosfield, Hartke, and Loiacono are also on the program. ON THE PROGRAM…

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Debussy & Ravel: The Flowers of Evil

January 12 @ 8:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
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Debussy: String Quartet, Op. 10 Ravel: String Quartet A new concert experience inspired by the works of French poet Charles Baudelaire and featuring the String Quartets of Debussy and Ravel arranged for string orchestra. 1 POINT - MEMBERS ONLY If you're a member, simply add this performance to your cart. Your points will be applied at checkout. Quantity Quantity  Add to Cart

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Jazzmeia Horn Septet

January 19 @ 8:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
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Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition, Texas-born vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself. With an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, the young singer arrives with her debut recording on Concord’s Prestige label, A Social Call, an album that reveals a talent ready to take her place alongside the best headlining jazz vocalists of today. A Social Callserves as a clarion call, proudly announcing the arrival of a young, confident musical talent with a…

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February 2019

The Secretary

February 2 @ 7:30 pm
Main Street Theater, 2450 Times Blvd
Houston, Texas 77005
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The Secretary by Kyle John Schmidt Directed by Julia Traber Ruby runs a small-town gun company that aims to protect women by helping them protect themselves. With products like The Bridesmaid, The Babysitter and The Mallwalker, each of the company's guns is named after a woman who used a gun and saved a life--more often than not, her own. So when Shirley, the secretary at the local high school confronts a threat in her office with six bullets, Ruby responds…

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ROCO Unchambered: Terezetto

February 9 @ 5:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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Led and curated by ROCO’s co-principal violist, Suzanne LeFevre, Terzetto is a tribute to the instrument, featuring chamber works byDvořák, Schulhoff, Milhaud, and others. Suzanne will be joined by musicians Amy Thiaville, violin; Rachel Jordan, violin; Shino Hayashi, cello; and Gabriela Martinez, piano. Program: Dvorak: Terzetto for 2 violins and viola (1887) 18 min Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet (1923) 14 minDarius Milhaud: Duo for Two Violins, Op 258 (1945) 5 min Elena Kats-Chernin: Gypsy Ramble, for viola, cello,…

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María de Buenos Aires

February 15 @ 7:30 pm
Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd
Houston, Texas 77008
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María de Buenos Aires A tango opera by Astor Piazzolla: The pulsing rhythm of the streets, a woman possessed, and her dance of life and death. In the slums of Buenos Aires, there lived a woman named María, who people say was “born on the day God was drunk.” She is seduced into a deadly underworld by the spirit of tango. Astor Piazzolla’s intoxicating nuevo tango music and the dreamy poetry of Horacio Ferrer, driven by the enthralling rhythm of…

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Bootycandy

February 15 @ 8:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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Bootycandy by Robert O'Hara “There is a physical memory after one chokes. Lingering. It makes you aware that all chocolate cake…ain’t the same.” Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical and wildly subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, a young gay black man on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and his grandmother’s nursing home. At times poignant, shocking, hilarious, and wise, BOOTYCANDY is a kaleidoscope of scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics. Winner of the…

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