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Leipzig after Bach

Houston Chamber Choir’s last concert of the 2018-2019 Season, Leipzig after Bach, provides the final piece to their diverse and entertaining season of choral music. The names Johann Doles, Johann Hiller and Johann Schicht may not register with us today but they were among those entrusted with the musical life of the Thomaskirche after the…

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Flor de Lã - New Brazilian Classics

KINETIC and APERIO, Music of the America's team up for a joint season finale celebrating the sounds of Brazil. Beginning with the rarely-performed 'Concerto for Percussion and Strings' by Camargo Guarnieri and Heitor Villa-Lobos’s 'Bachianas No. 9', the program continues with a spotlight on Brazilian-American composer and guest artist, Clarice Assad. The alluring song cycle 'Elementos',…

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The Vanishing Pavilions (Southwest Premiere)

Recognized as a fearless interpreter of large-scale piano works both modern and historical, pianist Jason Hardink returns to Houston for a one-night-only performance of Michael Hersch's transcendental landmark work, The Vanishing Pavilions, for solo piano. Hailed as a "ferocious...world-containing...visionary" masterpiece by the National Review, Pavilions is a transformational and cathartic experience like no other in contemporary music. Spanning…

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Reel Forces

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. Two experimental films curated by the Houston Cinema Arts Society and musical works by Marcus K. Maroney and Florent…

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Double Happiness & Difficult Bamboo

Balancing youthful exuberance with moments of profound introspection, Double Happiness & Difficult Bamboo portrays a refreshingly current perspective on contemporary chamber music in repertoire that explores popular culture, pre-recorded media, meaningful historical references, and shifting artistic paradigms. Daniel Schnyder's Piano Trio No. 1 revels in layering Latin jazz and urban funk with classical forms. Similarly, composer Mason Bates explores…

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Hear the Future: 20th Anniversary Celebration

Each year, the Houston Chamber Choir invites three outstanding choirs from the Greater Houston area to participate in their annual invitational choral festival. The school choirs that are featured serve to acknowledge and encourage high standards for all school choirs. Now entering the festival’s 20th year, thousands of students from over 40 of the area's…

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