Category: Orchestra

Woodlands Symphony to present “HomeGrown” concert, a celebration of Woodlands arts and artists

Katherine AudasThe 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.

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Performing Arts | River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Brass Quintet presents “Music From the Americas” on April 7 and 9

Brass-Quintet-e1476670354232On 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.”

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Lone Star College – Montgomery Holds Holiday Concert Dec. 9

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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.

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The Pavilion Hosts Over 5,000 CISD Students for Fine Arts Education Day

cwmp-fine-arts-education-day-2016-1The 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.

Lone Star College-Montgomery announces fall 2016 fine arts calendar

chicago-roxies-extensionThe 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.

Concerts

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.

Drama Performances

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.

Texas Music Festival Orchestra Offers Free Concert at The Pavilion

TMF PlayersSince 1990, each summer, young professional musicians descend upon the University of Houston campus for a four-week intensive orchestral fellowship program. Each musician accepted into the program receives a fellowship that includes tuition, housing and meals.   The program is a dynamic opportunity for young musicians to learn from distinguished artists from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music faculty as well as members of the Houston Symphony with a mission of preparing them for a career in music.

The program culminates at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion where the Texas Music Festival Orchestra will take the Main Stage for a free concert Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. under Guest Conductor Mei-Ann Chen.  click here for complete story

Conroe Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Family Night at the Symphony’

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Fiona Shea, 17, a violinist from Lubbock will perform “Violin Concerto in E Minor” by Felix Mendelssohn, accompanied by the full orchestra.

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