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February 2019

María de Buenos Aires

February 21 @ 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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Reel Forces

February 22 @ 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 @ 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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March 2019

Love & War: Baroque Style featuring Rachel Barton Pine

March 16 @ 8:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
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Program: ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto in D Major for Viola d'amore and Orchestra, RV. 392 Concerto in D Minor for Viola d'amore and Orchestra, RV. 395 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6 PIETRO LOCATELLI L'Arte del Violino, Op. 3, No. 12 “The Harmonic Labyrinth” HEINRICH BIBER Battalia For one night only, the extraordinary Rachel Barton Pine lends her sublime musicality and talent to Mercury as soloist and leader of the ensemble in a program of…

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Space Heroes

March 23 @ 8:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
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Space Heroes by Mark Guilianafeaturing Chris Morrissey, Jason Rigby, Mike Lewis Mark Guilianahas become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse, and individual sound. Guiliana was chosen as Best Jazz Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2017, while Down Beat dubbed him a Rising Star in its Critics Poll. He is in the vanguard of drummers creating a…

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New York Philharmonic String Quartet

March 29 @ 7:30 pm
Zilkah Hall, 800 Bagby St. #300
Houston, Texas 77002
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Program: Haydn – Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, “Die Quinten” Shostakovich – Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 117 Brahms – Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2 New York Philharmonic String Quartet (Frank Huang, violin; Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carter Brey, cello) This stupendous new string quartet is comprised of four virtuosi principal musicians from the vaunted New York Philharmonic, equally at home as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras around the world.…

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April 2019

Tchaikovsky and Elgar

April 4 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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TOAST April 12

April 12 @ 8:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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TOAST by Brian Jucha created in collaboration with The Catastrophic Theatre “TOAST takes audiences on a raucous and mind-bending journey through Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell! This original, collectively-realized work brings together eight members of Catastrophic’s acting company with groundbreaking director Brian Jucha, a key collaborator of Catastrophic’s predecessor company, Infernal Bridegroom Productions. TOAST completes a trilogy that started with 1997’s LAST RITES and 2002’s WE HAVE SOME PLANES, two legendary Infernal Bridegroom productions, the latter of which landed Jucha…

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