Texas Music Festival: Festival Orchestra III – Simply Fantastic!

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

Carl St. Clair, conductor 2019 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Winner, soloist The Texas Music Festival continues its Saturday Festival Orchestra series with Simply Fantastic! led by guest conductor Carl St. Clair and featuring Heuser’s “A Screaming Comes Across the Sky,” Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” and more. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-concert …

$15 – $25

Texas Music Festival: Festival Orchestra IV – Grand Finale

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

Josep Caballé-Domenech, conductor The Texas Music Festival closes its Saturday Festival Orchestra series with a concert led guest conductor Josep Caballe-Domenech, featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, “Tragic.” Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-concert performance by members of Virtuosi of Houston (Lobby); Settling the Score (MSM Room 108) with Dr. Andrew Davis, Dean, Kathrine …

$15 – $25
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Orpheus in the Underworld

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

October 18, 19, 21 at 7:30 p.m. October 20 at 2 p.m. Music by Jacques Offenbach Original French libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Hector Crémieux English version by Buck Ross Sung in English with projected text over the stage While we may aspire to live with the gods in the heavens, hell is a LOT …

$10 – $20

Piano + 4 = Quintet

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The fourth concert in the series focuses on quintets for piano and strings, uncovered gems by Ives and Martin, and the sublime quintet by Franck. About the Series The Piano + Keyboard Chamber Music Series includes nine concerts featuring 25 Moores School of Music faculty members performing iconic masterpieces and uncovered gems.

Free

Mitchell Artist Lecture: Taylor Mac

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The 2019 Mitchell Artist Lecture features "What’s Gonna Happen?," an evocative talk by MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer and Tony Award-nominated Taylor Mac. A playwright, actor, songwriter, performance artist, director and producer, Mac speaks about his vision for the future of the theatre in an uncertain world and the power of transforming calamity into communion. The …

Free admission, ticket required

Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

Noe Marmolejo, director The Moores School of Music's jazz ensembles perform masterworks from Jelly Roll Morton to Bobby Brookmeyer and beyond.

Free

American Dream: Wind Ensemble

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

Dana Pradervand, Cameron Kubos, David Bertman, conductors Join the Moores School of Music's Bands for two exciting programs inspired by the ethnic, cultural and musical melting pot that is the United States of America.

$10 – $15

American Dream: Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

Dana Pradervand, Cameron Kubos, David Bertman, conductors Join the Moores School of Music's Bands for two exciting programs inspired by the ethnic, cultural and musical melting pot that is the United States of America.

$10 – $15

AURA Contemporary Ensemble: Peculiar

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

AURA Contempoary Ensemble presents "Peculiar," an evening of music with bizarre inspirations. Featured works are inspired by leaflets that were dropped on Afghanistan after 9/11 (Target, Keeril Makan), a 1969 samurai film (Samurai Loops, Chris Perren), an experiment used to test the validity of psychiatric diagnosis (Series Imposture, David Bird) and a quick trip to …

$10 – $15

Symphony Orchestra

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Moores School Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, Walton's "Portsmouth Point" and the winner of the 2019 MSM Concerto Competition (piano division).

$10 – $15

Holiday Choir Concert

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

Jeb Mueller, Betsy Cook Weber, conductors Celebrate the holidays with the Moores School of Music's Concert Chorale, Concert Women's Chorus and ManCorps at this audience favorite!

Free
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Menotti

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Old Maid and the Thief Amelia Goes to the Ball January 24, 26 at 7:30 p.m. Two performances only! Music and librettos by Gian Carlo Menotti Sung in the original English and Italian with projected translation over the stage Two delightful, high-spirited one-act comedies! In Amelia, a woman prepares to go out on the …

$10 – $20
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The Marriage of Figaro

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Sung in the original Italian with projected translation over the stage Figaro is getting married today, but it’s becoming very complicated. First, his new bride is being chased by his boss, the Count, who makes Harvey Weinstein look like a choirboy. Then, there seems to …

$10 – $20
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International Piano Festival 2020

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music presents the 37th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and master classes featuring some of the greatest performers in the world. Thursday, February 6 7:30 PM – IPF Discovery Artist Recital: Mackenzie Melemed, Moores Opera House Friday, February 7 3:00 PM – Vadym Kholodenko Master …

$5 – $30

Piano + 7 = Octet

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Piano + series offers unknown yet beautiful octets by British composer Lennox Berkeley and Russian composers, Mili Balakirev and Paul Juon featuring the largest roster of players in the series. UH Faculty members Wayne Brooks, Aralee Dorough, Jonathan Fischer, Andrzej Grabiec, Timothy Hester, Robert Johnson, Anthony Kitai, Suzanne Lefevre, Mark Nuccio, Andrew Staupe, Elise …

Free

Jazz Festival: Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Orchestra

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Moores School Jazz Festival features the Moores School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra featuring Johnny Gonzales, saxophone; Dennis Dodson, trumpet; and Armin Marmolejo, trombone.

$10 – $15

Jazz Festival: Saxophone Summit

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The concert features the Moores School Jazz Orchestra with guest artists David Caceres, Warren Sneed, and Woody Witt, saxophones.

$10 – $15

AURA Contemporary Ensemble: Haunted

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

AURA, in collaboration with author Brendan Stephans, presents “Haunted.” Through a unique hybrid of music and theatre, AURA depicts a short story by Stephen’s that explores a group of friends and their different responses to a shared experience. Featuring chamber music by Hernan Campa, Kyle Rivera, and others.

$10 – $15

Songs of Love and Passion

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

Concert Chorale, ManCorps, and Soundscape, with conductors Betsy Cook Weber and Jeb Mueller, present the school’s annual “Songs of Love and Passion” concert!

Free

Piano + Sticks = Piano Duo with Percussion

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Piano + series performs thought-provoking, jazzy and emotionally-charged works by Crumb and Daugherty, both inspired by Bartók and also features a world premiere of “Upshot” by UH faculty member, Blake Wilkins. UH faculty members Timothy Hester, Tali Morgulis, Andrew Staupe, Brian Suits, Alec Warren, Blake Wilkins will perform.

Free
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Elizabeth Cree

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

April 3, 4, 6 at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at 2 p.m. Music by Kevin Puts Libretto by Mark Campbell Based on the novel The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd Sung in the original English with projected text over the stage This murderous thriller by Pulitzer Prize winners Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell …

$10 – $20

Houston Ballet Academy with the Moores School Ballet Orchestra

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Houston Ballet Academy will perform a mixed repertoire with the Moores School Ballet Orchestra, including masterworks by Tchaikovsky, Minkus, and Britten.

$10 – $15

Moores School Symphony Orchestra

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

This live in-person and virtually live-streamed performance by the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Director of Orchestras, Franz Anton Krager will kick off the new Fall 2020 Season with a Classical mix of symphonies by two Classical greats, Franz Joseph Haydn & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Haydn Symphony No 73 in D Major “La …

Free; however, RSVP is required.

Texas Music Festival: String Institute Concert

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Texas Music Festival presents orchestrally inspired chamber music, performed by Orchestral Audition Institute Faculty. Performers include Kirsten Yon, violin; Wayne Brooks, Suzanne Lefevre, viola; Anthony Kitai, cello; Paul Ellison, Eric Larson, double bass. This event will be presented live and in person. Live events will be performed without intermission and seating will be assigned …

Free; however, RSVP is required.

Texas Music Festival: Jazz Institute Concert

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Texas Music Festival presents its all-star high school jazz orchestra, directed by Noe Marmolejo. This event will be presented live and in person. Live events will be performed without intermission and seating will be assigned by ushers upon arrival to ensure proper social distancing between parties during the performance. Extra cleaning and sanitization measures …

Free; however, RSVP is required.
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