Apollo Chamber Players is a nonprofit chamber music organization that explores the cultural and folkloric influences in classical music.
Apollo Chamber Players sees a unique opportunity to challenge the traditional notions of classical chamber music presentation and audience engagement by highlighting the rich cultural influences and folkloric traditions of various world cultures. Through our mission we aim to:
- Engage the global community of Houston with music inspired by specific cultural/ethnic/indigenous traditions.
- Foster cultural awareness and broaden - in numbers and diversity - a global audience of chamber and classical music lovers.
- Create new music through original arrangements and commissioning projects; provide context for Western classical works through these arrangements/commissions, inspired by cultural and/or folkloric elements. (Click here for 20x2020 commissioning project page.)
- Incorporate programs and commissions in the curation of educational programs that will reach countless students and children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Highlight the synergy and connections between different art forms by collaborating with local, regional and national arts organizations.