The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra will present a multimedia experience with HomeGrown: A celebration concert honoring the musicians, composers and artists in The Woodlands, the symphony’s final concert in its Cantus Firmus (Fixed Song) season. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets are available atwww.woodlandssymphony.org.
Under the artistic direction of Darryl Bayer, the evening will be orchestrated with a variety of segments that include original compositions, classical favorites, soloists, live performance arts, video/media enhancement and two multi-generational-diverse symphonies on stage at the same time.
On Friday, April 7 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center (MATCH), and Sunday, April 9 at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) Brass Quintet presents “Music From the Americas.”
After 10 years at its location on FM 1488, the Dosey Doe Music Café, a popular eatery and music venue, has shuttered and will reopen as a breakfast and barbecue joint on Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands.
The music café was one of three Dosey Doe locations in The Woodlands area, including a small coffee shop in Alden Bridge and the Big Barn off of Interstate 45 near the Sawdust Road exit. Owner Steve Said originally opened the FM 1488 location just as a café, but the need arose for a smaller music venue than the Big Barn to host a mix of local and well-known artists. Read more…
The Music Department at Lone Star College-Montgomery is teaming up with Interfaith of The Woodlands to create another holiday event for the whole family on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre (building D).
The concert will include performances by all of the college’s musical groups including the Jazz Combo, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, String Ensemble, and Symphonic Band and includes specials guests from the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and the Woodlands Area Youth Symphony under the artistic director Darryl Bayer.
Under the direction of LSC-Montgomery music professors Dr. Eiki Isomura, Cristina Mendoza, and Dr. Mark Marotto, the concert will feature an array of traditional carols and familiar holiday favorites, with 100% of ticket proceeds donated to Interfaith of The Woodlands, a faith-based organization that brings people together to build a more loving and caring community through service.
“This concert has always been about bringing the community together, and this year I’m especially proud to see our students playing and singing next to members of the newly formed Woodlands Area Youth Symphony” Mark Marotto, DMA, Chair, Music Department, Lone Star College-Montgomery. “It’s the beginning of a wonderful partnership.”
Tickets for the holiday concert cost $10 for general admission; $7 for seniors 55+; and $5 for LSC-Montgomery faculty, staff, and students. Additional donations will be accepted on the date of the concert as well.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/ticket-info. To make a donation or for more information, contact Ian Mosher, program coordinator for fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021. For more information about Interfaith of the Woodlands, visit www.woodlandsinterfaith.org.
The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department invites performers, ages 12 to 18, to showcase their talent during the annual Teen Talent Show. The show is featured during Arts in The Park, Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Rob Fleming Park Pavilion, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive. Performers may include singers, dancers, comedians, actors, magicians, and other individual and group acts. All performers must submit an application, write a short bio, and audition by Monday, January 23, 2017, at 5 p.m.
The Lone Star College-Montgomery Choir will perform its fall concert “Nightfall,” Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall located in building H.
The show will feature a variety of choral works centered on an evening theme. Selections will include Jonathon Dove’s spiritual classic “Seek him that maketh the seven stars” and Daniel Elder’s “Lullaby.” “Through these songs, the choir truly shines,” said Mark Marotto, director of choral activities at LSC-Montgomery. “Every choral concert at LSC-Montgomery is special, and this selection soars to a new high. I’m so honored to bring these arrangements to the school and the community.”
Marotto will step away from directing to let LSC-Montgomery student James Davis lead the choir in his gospel favorite “Jesus is the Light,” written by V. Micheal McKay. “When Dr. Marotto first asked me to do this, I got excited,” said Davis. “Jesus is the Light is special to me because we all want to be a light shining to those who might be in a gloomy place in their life, spiritually, physically or mentally. The song is not an entertainment or a performance to me it is something that I am doing to minister, and anytime I get the chance to minister I think that that’s the most exciting opportunity you can have.”
Davis is a certified nursing assistant and the Minister of Music at Antioch Baptist Church in Willis. He is taking prerequisite classes and plans to get his nursing degree from LSC-Montgomery. This summer he traveled with the College’s choir to Cuba. “I am grateful and thankful to be a part of whatever I can while I’m at LSC-Montgomery,” said Davis. “I am 59-years-old, I am back in school doing something I have not done in years. I have been given opportunities that I never dreamed of and I will always have these memories. Looking back on these moments I will have nothing but joy.”
Tickets for the LSC-Montgomery Choir Concert can be purchased online at LoneStar.edu/ticket-info. Prices are $10 general admission; $7 for seniors 55+ and $5 for children, faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact Latoya Robinson at Latoya.Robinson@lonestar.edu or 936.273.7401.
LSC-Montgomery offers a dynamic and professional music curriculum, designed so that all completed music classes count toward a degree in music and transfer to any music program at a Texas four-year college or university. For more information on the music program, visit LoneStar.edu/Music-Montgomery.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visitLoneStar.edu/Montgomery.
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