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.”
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 application is available at The Woodlands Township Recreation Center and www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/artsinthepark. The completed application can be mailed to or dropped off at The Woodlands Recreation Center, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions must be submitted one of two ways before the January 23, 2017, deadline: Drop-off a recording at The Woodlands Township Recreation Center, or email a performance to email@example.com.
The Woodlands, Texas – Last week, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosted Fine Arts Education Day with a performance by the Houston Symphony for over 5,000 fourth and sixth graders from 35 schools across Conroe Independent School District.
Houston Symphony Conductor Robert Franz introduced orchestral music through the lens of writing and storytelling with his “Creating Stories and Music” program. Fine Arts Education Day, a free educational concert featuring the Houston Symphony, is designed to introduce fourth grade students to orchestral music and the various instruments in band and orchestra before they choose an elective in fifth grade. Some sixth graders are invited to watch where their studies could take them if they continue their pursuit of music in junior high.
Produced in conjunction with Conroe ISD, Fine Arts Education Day fulfills The Pavilion’s Mission by fostering new audiences and enhancing an appreciation of the arts.
If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogger. Or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.
The Lone Star College-Montgomery fine arts department has an exciting lineup of theater, music and visual arts events planned for the upcoming fall semester. Events are open to the public and many are free of charge. For a complete listing of the college’s fine arts events, visit lonestar.edu/ArtsGuide.
Art Gallery Exhibits
Aug. 29 through Sept. 23, 2016 – “Labor of Love” by Claire Cusack will be displayed. Closing reception Thursday, Sept. 22 at noon.
Oct. 10 through Nov. 4, 2016 – “Bienvenidos seres queridos” by curator Charlie Pena. Opening reception Monday, Oct. 10 at noon and closing reception Wednesday, Nov. 2 at noon.
Nov. 14 through Dec. 2, 2016 – “ART Exhibit” by Alton DuLaney. Opening reception Monday, Nov. 14 at noon.
Dec. 12 through Dec. 16, 2016 – Juried Student Art Show works will be displayed. Opening reception Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.
All art exhibits are free of charge and open to the public. All exhibits and artist receptions are held in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery located in the Performing Arts Center (building D). The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visitLoneStar.edu/montgomery-artgallery.
Oct. 6 – Jazz Ensemble Concert.
Oct. 13 – Symphonic Band and String Ensemble Concert.
Oct. 20 – Fall Choir Concert.
Dec. 1 – Jazz Ensemble Concert at the Mainstage Theatre (building D).
Dec. 9 – Holiday Benefit Concert at the Mainstage Theatre (building D).
All events are held in the Music Recital Hall (building H), unless otherwise specified, and begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LoneStar.edu/montgomery-music-department.
Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 – Black Box Production “96 Minutes” an eyewitness account of the day Charles Whitman gunned down students, professors and others from the University of Texas Tower will be performed in the Black Box Theater (building D) Thursday, Sept. 29 – Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 general admission. Rating: R, contains adult language and situations.
Nov. 17 through Nov. 19 – “The Birds” is the adaptation of the short story that is the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock horror film and will be performed in the Mainstage Theatre (building D) Thursday, Nov. 17 – Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 Students/Faculty/Staff; $7 Seniors; $10 General Admission. There will be a preview performance Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. with free admission for Lone Star College students/employees and $5 general admission. Rating PG-13, parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be frightening and inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.LoneStar.edu/drama-dept-montgomery.
Call 936.273.7401 or visit LoneStar.edu/arts-montgomery for more information and a complete listing of the college’s upcoming fine arts events. Plus check out the Arts & Culture Fall 2016 Guide lonestar.edu/ArtsGuide. The LSC-Montgomery fine arts department offers a variety of concerts, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and lectures, workshops and more throughout the year.
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 visit LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.
Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.
The Conroe Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for its fourth concert of the season, “Family Night at the Symphony” at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at Conroe High School located at 3200 W. Davis Street (Texas 105), in Conroe.
The symphony, currently in the middle of its 19th season, will be under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Dr. Don Hutson.
The highly anticipated family concert will feature music for all ages, including: “Wizard of Oz” by Harold Allen, “Sabre Dance” from Gayaneh Ballet, “Tubby the Tuba” by George Kleinsinger, and highlights from “Jurassic Park.” click here for complete story
The Ed Rachal Foundation announced it will give $10 million to the Texas A&M Foundation, the largest gift to date in a campaign to build a new Music Activities Center at Texas A&M University. The center on the south end of campus will be home to all of the university’s orchestras, choral groups and bands, including the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.
The new Music Activities Center, located on the corner of George Bush Drive and Coke Street, will accommodate more than 1,300 student musicians who are part of 14 different musical groups on campus. click here for complete story
The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees gave special recognition at their Board Meeting on Tuesday to 21 students from Conroe High School, Oak Ridge High School, The Woodlands College Park High School, and The Woodlands High School who were named 2016 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State musicians.
The TMEA Texas All-State competition is a competitive process that begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.
Over 1,600 students are selected through a process that begins with over 64,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Only the top 3% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians, and 21 of these students are from Conroe ISD.
Conroe ISD All-State Musicians are:
- Conroe High School – Kyler West and Matthew Newhouse
- Oak Ridge High School – Elias Zimmerman and Adrian Velasco
- The Woodlands College Park High School – Amrutha Murthy, Ivy Taylor, Winter Bourdier, Jesus Bravo, Alan Boudreaux, Matthew Frangos, Troy Fulton, and Justin Stobart
- The Woodlands High School – Patrick Gaffney, Nathan Keene, Emily Sandoval, Katie Stobbe, Varsha Iyer, Jordan Sims, Paige DeJarnett, Aidan Stock, and Colin Jones Dr. Robert Horton, Coordinator of Fine Arts, introduced these outstanding musicians and their instructors to the Trustees.