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January 2019

Traces of Blue

January 12, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Bootycandy

February 15, 2019 @ 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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Reel Forces

February 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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REEL FORCES: Reflections of humanity, memory, and conflict Kick-off Oscars weekend with an evening of the meta, the miniscule, and the far-reaching as Musiqa celebrates experimental film and live music. “Reel Forces” examines the traces of humanity, memory, and conflict through “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. Works by Marcus K. Maroney and Florent Ghys complete the program. 1 POINT - MEMBERS…

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Ticket to Ride

February 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, Texas 77019
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Travel around Europe by rail on February 23 with “Ticket to Ride,” beginning with Jim Stephenson’s musical tribute to miniature trains, ROCOmotive. Conductor (see what we did there!) Brett Mitchell steers the proceedings in his ROCO debut, taking audiences on a tour to England and Germany with Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, Poland with Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, France with the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring Richard Belcher, ROCO principal cello, as soloist, and finally to Austria with Mozart’s Symphony No.…

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April 2019

Tchaikovsky and Elgar

April 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 Two jewels of the romantic period.  Tchaikovsky’s homage to his idol Mozart, modernizing classical elements with his own lush and lyrical style, is paired with Elgar’s delightful and endearing early work. Two jewels of the romantic period.  Tchaikovsky’s homage to his idol Mozart, modernizing classical elements with his own lush and lyrical style, is paired with Elgar’s delightful and endearing early work. 1…

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The Weir

April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Main Street Theater, 2450 Times Blvd
Houston, Texas 77005
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The Weir by Conor McPherson Directed by Andrew Ruthven In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby "haunted" house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own. "You shed all sense of time at this beautiful and devious play." —NY Times. "A spellbinder that transfixes you." —Guardian. "Sheer theatrical magic…a modern classic. Tremendous." —London…

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Better Together

April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002

Together, we are an ocean. Better Together showcases the unity in energy and physicality that the artists of METdance bring to the stage. The program will include a world premiere by long-time METdance collaborator Katarzyna Skarpetowska, as well as works by HSPVA and Juilliard graduate Robbie Moore and acclaimed NYC based artist Kyle Abraham. 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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