Major Concert Series
Thank you for your support and well wishes for the success of Tonal Impact with NobleMotion Dance which took place April 24-25, 2015 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
A special note of thanks to our artists, musicians, dancers and composers! Musiqa is excited to fulfill its mission by giving voice to new classical works and collaborating with other artistic disciplines to create a unique concert experience. Thank you and see you next season!
Past Season Performances
Step Out of the Box
November 8, 2014
Market Square Park
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
Myths & Legends
January 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring Jerry Hou, conductor; Del Sol String Quartet; Karol Bennett, Soprano; and Liam Bonner, Baritone
Join us for our first 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 chamber opera Ulysses, Home, 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.
Post Blue Village (Houston Premiere) by Elena Kats-Chernin
String Quartet No. 4 by Pierre Jalbert
Cinderella (World Premiere) by Karim Al-Zand; music for Lotte Reinier's film, Aschenputtle (Cinderella, 1922)
Ulysses, Home (World Premiere) by Anthony Brandt; Chamber opera with original Libretto by Neena Beber