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heART&SOUL Vol. 118: WORTHY

An Art-infused Open Mic featuring Non Conformity & Community!

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM... THE MIXER 

Experience the sound of DJ LoQi spinning the hottest Neo Soul, R&B music that will stimulate your mind, body, and soul as you arrive for your heART&SOUL experience.

8:00 PM... THE EXPERIENCE

"WORTHY"

This experience will feature an open mic of artists who will grace the mic to share stories about their journey and experiences acknowledging their WORTH. This mic will leave the audience inspired and covered with ashes; this mic will bring the heat.

SPOKEN WORD + MOVEMENT + SONG + VISUAL ART = Where the ARTS merge!Read more

Strings Beyond Borders

Garage Arts Project presents Strings Beyond Borders - a cross-cultural collaboration between virtuoso musicians Vishnu R and Russ Hewitt. They present a unique musical experience that can be best described as a global voyage - a journey transcending musical boundaries and uniting cultures through a celebration of the rich tapestry and textures of traditional and contemporary music. An immersive and irresistible blend of high energy and soulful Indian, Jazz and Spanish music - audiences can expect technical brilliance, mellifluous melodies, out-of-the-box improvisation and ultimately a wholesome experience of music at it's best!Read more

Carnatic Vocal Music Concert

Classical Arts Society of Houston & Indian Performing Arts Samskriti

Carnatic Vocal Music Concert

TM Krishna, Accompanied by Akkarai Subbalakshmi (Violin) and Praveen Sparsh (Mridangam)

This special Carnatic music concert is themed to celebrate the 75th. anniversary of India's independence by including compositions in many Indian language. Iconic singer, scholar, published author, activist, and winner of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, the incomparable T. M. Krishna, weaves musical magic with a virtuoso performance of songs that celebrate not only 75 years of India’s Independence, but also her diversity in languages that differ from region to region, and each language having its own distinct beauty and flavor. T. M. Krishna will be accompanied by two young stalwarts in their fields, Akkarai Subhalakshmi on the violin and Praveen Kumar Sparsh on the mridangam. Read more

The Wilderness Anthology

Houston’s artist-led, artist-curated Kinetic Ensemble opens its 2022-2023 season with three unique perspectives on our natural world by three exciting, emerging composers. Patrick Harlin’s The Wilderness Anthology combines Kinetic’s live performance with pre-recorded audio soundscapes, captured in parts of the Amazon Rainforest and in the Book Cliffs region of the United States. This piece focuses our attention both on the relationship between wilderness and music, and on the impacts of human disruption on our world’s ecosystems. Nicky Sohn’s What Happens When Pipes Burst? recalls the big Winter Freeze of 2021 and its impact on the lives and communities of those in Houston. And Paul Novak’s a string quartet is like a flock of birds, first performed virtually by Kinetic during 2020, will finally receive its first premiere live performance this evening. This season opener will be a fully immersive sound experience; a musical meditation on our natural world, which ever surrounds and inspires us.Read more

Mass in Blue

Houston Masterworks Chorus

Mass in Blue

a Houston premiere featuring Tianna Hall and Houston Jazz Ensemble.

Houston Masterworks Chorus presents Mass in Blue and Footprints Suite by Will Todd

Tianna Hall, soloist

The Houston Jazz Band:
Andrew Lienhard, piano
Michael Gorman, bass
Arthur Gilligan, percussion

Mass in Blue, a dynamic, curious, and enchanting fusion of jazz and sacred choral singing. Footprints Suite with Julie Sacks on piano is a jazz choral suite inspired by Mary Stevenson's poem, “Footprints in the Sand," describes a person walking on the beach with God. Often the two pairs of footprints dwindle to one; God is carrying us. The composer draws on universal elements exploring the vastness and timelessness of the universe.Read more

Her Story

Houston’s artist-led, artist-curated Kinetic Ensemble celebrates women artists and women’s stories in Her Story, featuring a new concerto for solo violin, chamber orchestra, and three dancers. This multidisciplinary project is spearheaded by a team of three female artists: composer Nicky Sohn, Kinetic violinist Mary Grace Johnson as featured soloist, and choreographer Kayla Collymore. Her Story is inspired by clients of the Women’s Home Houston, a rehabilitation and support center for women overcoming addiction; each movement of this new work focuses on a different individual from the Center and her story, as a way to give voice to these women, and to raise awareness for the important work of the Women’s Home.Read more

Beyond the Sanctuary Walls

Houston’s artist-led, artist-curated Kinetic Ensemble closes its season with Behind the Sanctuary Walls, a new work by award-winning composer Theo Chandler for soprano, solo bass, and string orchestra. Featuring dynamic soprano Alexandra Smither and Cleveland Orchestra bassist Charles Paul, Behind the Sanctuary Walls explores the intertwining nature of intimacy and distance, connection and separation, capturing the extremes of human experience across five movements. This concert is generally sponsored by our friend, John Epstein.Read more

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