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Rami Khalife – LOST/Return to Beirut

LOST/Return to Beirut is one hour of music and visual art performance. It’s the meeting of a feature film and a documentary with a powerful solo piano performance. The return of Rami Khalife to his homeland, Lebanon, is a rediscovery of his country that he painfully left as a child because of the war, a scar of the exodus that has never healed.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