To amplify diverse, under-represented, and newly composed classical music in and beyond Houston, Texas, through flexible chamber and orchestral ensemble performances.
Founded in 2015, Kinetic is an artist-led, artist-curated ensemble of 16 young professional musicians committed to amplifying diverse, under-represented, and newly composed classical music to communities in and beyond Houston, through flexible chamber and orchestral ensemble performances. Since forming, Kinetic has been gaining momentum as an innovative and dynamic force in the classical music scene, and a champion of under-performed works in the classical repertoire. The ensemble has been described as "Houston's Indie, Conductorless Orchestra" that has "found its niche in Houston's music scene" (Houston Public Media), and has been praised for its "thoughtful incisive programming" and "visually arresting... brilliantly executed" performances (Arts+Culture TX). With collaboration at its core, Kinetic has partnered with numerous artistic organizations and institutions, including Moody Center for the Arts, Musiqa, Windsync, NobleMotion Dance, Houston Contemporary Dance Company, Archway Gallery, Hoppa Project, Sam Houston State University’s School of Music, Houston Methodist Hospital's Center for Performing Arts Medicine, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft — and more. A champion of new music, Kinetic has premiered over a dozen new works by emerging and established composers of our time, including Karim Al-Zand, Paul Novak, Daniel Temkin, and Alexandra T. Bryant. Kinetic’s studio recordings can be heard on CDs released by Orchid Classics and Centaur Records, and in 2023, the ensemble will be releasing its debut album.
Past Events at MATCH
- May 2023: Beyond the Sanctuary Walls
- March 2023: Her Story
- October 2022: The Wilderness Anthology
- May 2022: Concerto Reimagined
- October 2021: Sound & Color: The World of Miró
- June 2021: Delights & Dances
- January 2021: Quiet Art
- January 2020: Flight+Fugue
- February 2019: American Spaces
- October 2018: Ocean's Call