Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Musiqa events for October

(Soprano Karol Bennett performs Around The World With Musiqa)

We have some exciting events coming up this week and next before our special October 28th family concert Around The World With Musiqa. Tickets for Around The World With Musiqa are available at a 50% discount at stubdog.com. And children are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Wednesday, October 19th, at 6pm at Cha Champagne and Wine Bar, 810 Waugh Drive, Musiqa performs at the Fresh Arts Coaliton's Fall Social. We'll present a set of Music For Silent Films featuring composer and laptop musician Chris Becker and bassist Thomas Helton improvising to several beautiful contemporary silent films. The event also features the Matt Willhelm Jazz Trio and a "pop-up" art gallery curated by Diverseworks. $5 cover includes a free glass of champagne. This is a great way to meet the Fresh Arts Coalition staff and discover the benefits of being a Fresh Arts Society member.

Thursday, October 20th, from 6pm to 10pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Musiqa performs as part of the highly anticipated Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Musiqa percussionists Craig Hauschildt and Luke Hubley will perform several contemporary works. There will also be a set of improvised music with Hauschildt, Hubley, and composer and laptop musician Chris Becker and bassist Thomas Helton. Becker and Helton will wrap up the evening with a set of improvised duos. More information about this special ticket and VIP evening can be found on the Texas Contemporary Art Fair website.

Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street, the wonderful River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Inprint present Musical and Literary Ofrenda playing five newly commissioned songs each composed by a member of Musiqa's Artistic Board: Karim Al-Zand, Anthony Brandt, Pierre Jalbert, Marcus Maroney and Rob Smith. Karol Bennett is the soprano. ROCO's performance is at 6:15 pm. This is a free event.

Our 10th anniversary season has only just begun. Celebrations will continue, and we hope to see you at one of our concerts or special events.

The video below is a performance of "Musiqa Minatures" by members of Musiqa's artistic board that creatively and humorously incorporates the melody to "Happy Birthday" throughout. This performance was a part of our season opening concert, "Play a Song For Me." Enjoy!

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