Monday, October 24, 2011

Special family concert this friday: Around The World With Musiqa!

Musiqa Presents a Special Family Concert
October 28, 2011
Special time: 7:00 p.m.
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall
800 Bagby, Houston TX 77002

Tickets are $40, $30 and $20
Children under 12 are free with the purchase on one adult ticket

Tickets available at the Hobby Center website or by calling 713-315-2525.

Check out two musical numbers from Around The World With Musiqa:

Sing along with Musiqa in this highly interactive and theatrical show that explores music from all over the world. The evening begins with Around The World With Musiqa's star soprano Karol Bennett teaching the audience songs that they'll be asked to sing with her as part of the show. Once the show gets rolling, Ms. Bennett and the ensemble are joined by a musically curious stagehand played by renowned actor Eva Laporte who brings several moments of comedy to the proceedings.

The music includes well known folk songs such as "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain," The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and "This Land Is Your Land," with settings by modern composers inspired by these wonderful melodies.

A great evening of fun for the whole family. No prior musical experience is necessary!

Winner of four consecutive NEA awards, this production and other Musiqa educational programs are offered to 6,000 students annually at no cost.

The stellar cast includes:
Karol Bennett - Soprano
Eva Laporte - Actor
Leone Buyse - Flute
Michael Webster - Clarinet
Blake Wilkins - Percussion
Melissa Marse - Piano
Cece Weinkauff - Violin
Richard Belcher - Cello

Surtitles enable the audience to follow and sing along with the lyrics. Lighting, props and sound effects create a fully theatrical experience.

Around the World with Musiqa is presented in collaboration with the Hobby Center for the Perfoming Arts' "Discovery Series."

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