Major Concert Series


Myths & Legends

January 10, 2015

Zilkha Hall

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets Now Available

Featuring Del Sol String Quartet; Karol Bennett, Soprano; and Liam Bonner, Baritone

Join us for our first jeu de Moto performance of 2015, which features two world premieres: the 1922 silent classic "Cinderella," with a new score by Musiqa's Karim Al-Zand; and Musiqa  Artistic Director Anthony Brandt's chamberopera Ulysses, Home**, with a libretto written by Neena Beber.

The program also features String Quartet No. 4, a major work by Musiqa's Pierre Jalbert. Presented in partnership with Houston Cinema Arts Society.

Karol Bennett

Liam Bonner

*Karim Al-Zand's Cinderella: A New Score for a Restored Silent Film was supported by New MusicUSA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit the New Music USA projectpage.

**The commission of "Ulysses, Home" was made possible by a generous grant from Mr. Fayez Sarofim.


Tonal Impact with NobleMotion Dance

April 24 & 25, 2015

Zilkha Hall

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Musiqa will once again collaborate with NobleMotion Dance for our final performances of the season's major concert series. The shows will include a world-premiere ballet score by Marcus Maroney, Harvest, with music by Pierre Jalbert and choreography by Andy Noble and much more! 


Past Season Performances

Step Out of the Box


November 8, 2014

Market Square Park

Downtown Houston

Musiqa returns to Market Sqaure Park for the first show of our major concert series in an evening featuring:


6:30 PM Prelude Concert 

Featuring Musiqa's Market Square commissions for brass ensemble - six works by student composers, commissioned by Musiqa as part of last year's "What Time is It?" installation.

Echoes by Adam Beard

Search by Alex Clouse

Downtown Scherzo by Joshua Zinn

4 Ways and 4 Signals by Joungbum Lee

All Together Now by Daniel Webbon

and Midtown Music by Daniel Knaggs


7:30 PM Concert

Featuring saxophone and percussion quartets

Dark Full Ride by Julia Wolfe

Perpetual Motion by William Penn

Hymn by Kati Agocs 

It is Time by Steve Mackey 

Tsakapa Chatashu by Charles Halka (World Premiere, Commissioned by Musiqa)

and New York Counterpoint by Steve Reich


What to Bring

Concert will be held outdoors on the lawn at Market Square Park, so bring your own blanket or folding chairs. 


Getting There

Free street parking will be available after 6 PM or paid lots are available adjacent to the park on Preston Street. The park is also just one block west of the MetroRail’s Preston Station.


Photo by Lynn Lane