Major Concert Series


Upcoming Performances

Tonal Impact with NobleMotion Dance

Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015

7:30 PM

Zilkha Hall

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets Now Available!

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; 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

Myths & Legends

January 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Zilkha Hall

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, 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. 

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