Category: Orchestra

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

TUTS announces high school nominations for 14th Annual Tommy Tune awards

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The John Cooper School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Theatre Under The Stars has announced the nominations and presenters for TUTS’ 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Co-hosts for this year’s awards ceremony include Sarah Pepper and Jim Bernhard. Pepper is a host on Hot 95.7. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the organization’s theatrical history book, “Stars In Your Eyes”.

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The Woodlands High School, The Music Man

After evaluating the 45 participating Houston-area high school productions during the 2015-2016 school year, a team of 30 Houston-based theatre professionals nominated 164 participants in 15 award categories. An additional committee considered 42 potential scholarship recipients.

The following high schools and individuals were nominated:

 

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Anna Strickland from The Woodlands High School as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man

Best Featured Performer:

  • Mallory Bechtel from The John Cooper School as Fairy Godmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
  • Maddie Gustitis from The Woodlands High School as Ethyl in The Music Man

 

Best Costume Design:

  • The Woodlands High School, The Music Man

Best Stage Crew & Technical Execution:

  • The John Cooper School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Orchestra:

  • The Woodlands High School, The Music Man

Best Choreography:

  • The John Cooper School, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
  • The Woodlands High School, The Music Man

Presenters for the evening will include Miller Outdoor Theatre’s Managing Director Cissy Segall Davis, KUHT’s Ernie Manouse, ABC 13’s Tom Koch and TUTS Chairperson Amy Pierce.

TUTS’ Tommy Tune Awards are designed not only to acknowledge remarkable musical theatre talent at the high school level, but also to encourage future artistic development. TUTS will present eight scholarships to outstanding participating students of the Tommy Tune Awards.

These include the Ruth Denney Scholarship, named in honor of Tune’s mentor and legendary Lamar High School drama teacher. Ruth Denney was the founder and first director of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and then Professor of Drama Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She died in 2007, just a few days before her 93rd birthday.

Students under consideration were required to meet specific criteria set out by the Scholarship Committee, as well as submit an application and an essay. The scholarship committee, composed of TUTS board members, has carefully reviewed all of the applications and will announce the scholarship recipients during the awards ceremony.

The Best Leading Actor and Actress will go on to compete at the national level for the Jimmy™ Award at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City.

Established in 2009, the Jimmy™ Awards are named after Broadway theatre owner and producer, James M. Nederlander. This year, the program will bring the country’s best high school performers together to compete on Broadway on June 27. While in New York, Jimmy™ Award participants will have the opportunity to participate in rehearsals and master classes, receive one-on-one coaching from theater professionals, be seen by casting agents, meet and converse with Broadway actors and compete for scholarships and other prizes. The week’s events will culminate in a live awards show where the Jimmy™ Awards for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress will be presented.

TUTS’ Tommy Tune Awards are named for Houston native and Lamar High School alumnus, Tommy Tune. A performer, director and choreographer with more than 50 years of stage experience, Tune received nine Tony Awards® for his work in the following productions: Seesaw, My One and Only, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003 by President Bush. Tune is currently taking an autobiographical stroll in Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales where he dances, sings and tale-tells through more than 50 years of showmanship.

The Tommy Tune Awards ceremony is open to the general public. VIP tickets are on sale now, and standard tickets will be available for purchase beginning on April 7. To purchase VIP tickets or to receive more information, call (713) 558-8887 or visit TUTS.com/TommyTune.