Major Concert Series


New Music from Near and Far II

Saturday, January 9, 2016

8 p.m.

Midtown Arts Theater Center Houston - 3400 Main St. 

All Seating $40 



Donald Crockett: Wet Ink for violin and piano

David Crumb: Mood Sequence for flute, cello  and piano

Sean Friar: Scale 9 for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion

Peter Lieberson: Raising the Gaze for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano  and percussion

Stacy Garrop: Remnants of Nine for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano  and percussion

Dan Welcher: Remembrance in Black and White for soprano and ensemble

Plus Special Poetry Reading by lnprint's Rich Levy







Due to the weather, our Market Square performance

of Michael Gordon's Timber has been rescheduled for Spring 2016.

Please check back for details

Join us for a free performance of Michael Gordon's Timber at Market Square Park on Saturday, October 24 at 8 p.m. Featured artists, Percussionists Brandon Bell, Craig Hauschildt, Luke Hubley, Jamey Kollar, Matt McClung and Neil Sisauyhoat, along with lighting by Joe Fertitta, will delight audiences with a new work scored for six wooden 2x4s. Cut into different sizes, each one has a slightly different pitch. Called a "simantra," this percussion instrument was first devised by composer Iannis Xenakis. The instrumentation allows the composer and the artists to create the impression that the sound is traveling around by subtly shifting the accent of sound from one player to another. The result is a meditation on sound and rhythm, bringing the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. Timber had its world premiere on June 16, 2011 at Korzo Theatre in Den Haag, The Netherlands, with the Dutch percussion group Slagwerk Den Haag performing. Information taken from Michael Gordon's music arts organization  Bang On A Can