Major Concert Series


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.

7:30 PM Concert

Featuring saxophone and percussion quartets

Hymn by Kati Agocs, 

It is Time by Steve Mackey, 

Tongue and Groove by Rob Paterson,

New York Counterpoint by Steve Reich,

Dark Full Ride by Julia Wolfe,

and a brand-new work by a Musiqa Emerging Composer.


Myths & Legends

January 10, 2015

Zilkha Hall

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

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.

*Karim Al-Zand's Cinderella: A New Score for a Restored Silent Film was supported by New Music USA. 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! 


Photo by Lynn Lane