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Sojourns on the Silk Road: From the Orient to the Occident

Fresh Arts - Sojourns on the Silk Road

Mezzo-soprano Jessica Blau (Portland Opera, Opera Cultura) collaborates with pianist Katherine Ciscon (Houston Ballet) and internationally acclaimed flamenco dancer Fanny Ara to present an evening of French and Spanish art song, exploring themes of exoticism and the Western concept of “the Orient." Songs by French composers are contrasted with authentic expressions of Spanish culture by native composers and expressed visually through lyrical flamenco dance. Read more

Bésame Mucho

Guataca Nights Foundation - Besame Mucho

Guataca Nights Foundation

Bésame Mucho

Women's contribution to the history of the Bolero

Bésame Mucho is a bolero recital, which takes the audience to the emotive and passionate world of women. Venezuelan singer Inés María Bravo, under the direction of William Sigismondi, performs a beautiful repertoire, which honors and highlights the musical work of extraordinary Latin American females of the 20th Century.

It showcases the outstanding contribution of women in the development of the bolero as a benchmark for Latin American popular music. The melodic discourse explores the diversity of the bolero through the rhythmic variations made by Caribbean countries, Mexico, and Argentina.Read more

Winds + Piano with Andrew Staupe

Windsync - Winds and Piano with Andrew Staupe

WindSync

Winds + Piano with Andrew Staupe

Onstage Offstage Chamber Music Festival

WindSync welcomes acclaimed pianist Andrew Staupe to his new home of Houston in a close-up program of music for wind instruments and piano. The ensemble, one of the country’s premiere wind quintets with performers on the flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon, concludes their annual festival with this special collaboration. Read more

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