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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

El Tuyero Ilustrado

Guataca Nights Foundation - El Tuyero Ilustrado

El Tuyero Ilustrado is a Venezuelan folk group from Caracas, formed in 2015. The group consist of the Latin Grammy Award winner Cuatro player Edward Ramírez, and vocalist/percussionist Rafa Pino. It performs joropo tuyero, which is a popular genre that resembles the fandango, traditional in the Venezuelan states of Carabobo, Miranda, and Aragua. Ramírez and Pino were brought together by their shared desire to make this rural and traditional style of music accessible to today's urban audience.Read more

American Legends

Apollo Chamber Players - Jennifer Higdon

Apollo Chamber Players

American Legends

Featuring World Premiere of Jennifer Higdon 20x2020 Commission and Trailblazing Pianist Lara Downs

Apollo's Bold Frontiers season and 20x2020 project triumphantly conclude with a commission by the world’s most performed living composer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Grammy winner Jennifer Higdon. The new string quartet is thematically connected to Higdon’s Grammy-winning opera, Cold Mountain, with a mélange of bluegrass and Appalachian fiddle styles.

Trailblazing pianist Lara Downes joins Apollo for the Southwest Premiere of Florence Beatrice Price’s newly discovered Piano Quintet in A Major. Finally, we come full circle and reflect on the voyage of discovery our commissioning project has granted with the commission that launched 20x2020.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

Montopolis: The Living Coast

Montopolis - The Living Coast

Orchestral rock group Montopolis performs "The Living Coast", a gorgeous nature film, dynamic storytelling and live music experience that explores the Texas gulf coast.  Montopolis features members of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Texas' best rock musicians touring with  environmental scientist Wendy Gordon as narrator.  This show is a love letter to the region as well as an opportunity to discuss broader environmental challenges.  All ticket sales donated to the Citizens' Environmental Coalition and the Matagorda Bay Foundation.Read more

Jazz on Valentine's Concert

Raquel Cepeda Music - Jazz on Valentines

Raquel Cepeda Music

Jazz on Valentine's Concert

The Most Romantic Alternative One Could Enjoy on Valentine's Day

There's no better place to take your date on Sunday February 14, 2021 than the MATCH, where jazz singer and songwriter Raquel Cepeda will host her sixth consecutive “Jazz on Valentine’s” concert. This annual Houston tradition plays to a consistently packed house, and has become an alluring trademark of Cepeda's ever-expanding artistry. Read more

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