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Texas Music Festival
The University of Houston
Moores School of Music
120 School of Music Bldg
Houston, TX 77204-4017
Phone: 713-743-3313
Fax: 713-743-3166

2009 Season Schedule

Immanuel & Helen Olshan Texas Musical Festival 2009
Season Calendar

Festival Artist Series Festival Artist Series Festival Artist Series Festival Artist Series Festival Artist Series Festival Artist Series Bel Canto Institute Symphony Orchestra Mitchell Young Artist Competition Finals Young Artist Chamber Music Chamber Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Jazz Institute Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Chamber Music Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Chamber Music Symphony Orchestra Floot Fire Young Artists Series: Piano Institute and American Festival for the Arts Symphony Orchestra Piano Institute Classical Minds Guitar Festival Classical Minds Guitar Festival Classical Minds Guitar Festival Classical Minds Guitar Festival

Season Schedule

All Texas Music Festival programs and artists are subject to change.

Texas Music Festival Orchestra Series

Saturday, June 13, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
Symphony Orchestra Celebratory Opening
Franz Anton Krager, conductor
Richard Dowling, piano

  • MozartPiano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K.488
  • StraussAlpine Symphony

Thursday, June 18, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra
Lavard Skou-Larsen, conductor

  • MozartSymphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543
  • SibeliusPelléas and Mélisande (excerpts)
  • IbertDivertissement

Friday, June 19, Moores Opera House, 8 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra
Stephen Threlfall, conductor
Melanie Sonnenberg, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Evans, tenor
Timothy Jones, baritone

  • RavelLe Tombeau de Couperin
  • BrittenSuite on English Folk Songs (A Time There Was..)
  • StravinskyPulcinella (complete ballet)

Friday, June 26, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
Symphony Orchestra
Josep Caballé-Domenech, conductor
Yi-Chun Lin, Mitchell Young Artist Competition Winner, violin soloist

  • StraussTill Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
  • ShostakovichViolin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77
    III. Passacaglia: Andante/IV. Burlesque: Allegro con brio-Presto
  • RachmaninoffSymphony No. 3 in A minor

Friday, July 3, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
Symphony Orchestra Grand Finale
Barry Jekowsky, conductor
Elmar Oliveira, violin

  • BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • BarberConcerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
  • TheofanidisSymphony (commission premiere)*
    *Co-commission by the Atlanta Symphony, Immanuel and Helen Olshan TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL and Savannah Music Festival. TMF funding made possible through the Visionary Initiatives Fund.

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Festival Artist Series

The best in chamber music curated and performed by festival faculty and guests.

Tuesday, June 9, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
TMF Jazz Project
Noe Marmolejo, director
The all-star TMF Jazz Project continues its tradition of presenting the best in jazz, featuring the state’s best performers.

Monday, June 15, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
MUSIC AMONG FRIENDS
Timothy Hester, Brian Suits, piano
Lucie Robert, Sophia Silivos, Jun Zuo, violin
Matthew Dane, Rita Porfiris, viola
Greg Sauer, cello

  • Frank BridgePhantasy Quartet in F-sharp Minor for Piano and Strings (1910)
  • Bohuslav MartinuMadrigals for Violin and Viola (1947)
  • WieniawskiPolonaise Brilliante in D for Violin and Piano
  • ElgarSalut d’amour for Violin and Piano
  • Johannes BrahmsQuintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings

Monday, June 22, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 23, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
I HEAR VOICES
Moores School Concert Chorale
Betsy Cook Weber, conductor
Melanie Sonnenberg, mezzo-soprano
Timothy Jones, baritone
Timothy Hester, piano
Wayne Brooks and Rita Porfiris, viola
Vagram Saradjian, cello

  • LoefflerQuatres Poemes for Viola, Baritone and Piano
  • FallaSuite Populaire Espagnole for Cello and Piano
  • David Ashley White Homages for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola and Piano
  • Choral works by Allaway, Barnum, Gjeilo, Jansson, Palestrina, White

Monday, June 29, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
BLOCKBUSTERS BY REQUEST
Randall Griffin, clarinet
Eric Arbiter, bassoon
Philip Stanton, horn
Andrzej Grabiec, Kyung Sun Lee, Jun Zuo and Sophia Silivos, violin
Wayne Brooks, Karen Ritscher, viola
Edward Arron, Brinton Smith, cello
Sandor Ostlund, double bass

  • BeethovenSeptet in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, Op. 20
  • MendelssohnOctet in E-Flat Major for Strings, Op. 20

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Young Artist Series

Admission to all Young Artist Series is free

Friday, June 12, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Le Chiavi di Bel Canto (The Keys to Bel Canto) Vocal Institute Final Concert
Joseph Evans and Melanie Sonnenberg, directors
Performances by advanced young singers from the inaugural Bel Canto Institute.

Sunday, June 14, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 2 p.m.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Final Round
Final competition round featuring solo performances by Festival Orchestra musicians.

Friday, June 19, 2009, Moores Opera House, 6:30 p.m.
High School and College Jazz Institute Final Concert
Noe Marmolejo, director
Talented high school and college jazz musicians perform classical to contemporary repertoire in a big band setting.

Thursday, June 25, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 7 p.m.
Young Artist Chamber Music
Small ensemble performances by Festival Orchestra musicians.

Friday, June 26, 2009, Moores Opera House, 6 p.m.
Floot Fire Student Recital
Kimberly Clark, director
Solo flutists, ensembles and flute orchestra.

Saturday, June 27, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 9:30 a.m.
High School Piano Institute Recital
Nancy Weems, director
Ensemble recital by gifted high school pianists.

Saturday, June 27, 2009, Moores Opera House, 4 p.m.
American Festival for the Arts Conservatory Orchestra
Barbara Scowcroft, conductor

  • Saint SaensDance Macabre with Ralph Matson, violin
  • ProkofievLieutenant Kije, Symphonic Suite, Op.60
  • DvorakSymphony No.6 in D major, Op. 60

Sunday, June 28, 2009, Moores Opera House, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
High School Piano Institute Recital
Nancy Weems, director
Recitals by gifted high school pianists.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009, Moores School of Music Room 160, 7 p.m.
Young Artist Chamber Music
Small ensemble performances by Festival Orchestra musicians.

Thursday, July 2, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 7 p.m.
Young Artist Chamber Music
Small ensemble performances by Festival Orchestra musicians.

“Classical Minds” Guitar Festival (June 26 – July 2)

Saturday, June 6, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
TEXAS GUITAR QUARTET: Works by Belinatti, Bach,
Boccherini, Rodrigo, Corelli, Brouwer. General adult
tickets are $25.

Friday, June 26, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
RECITAL: William Yelverton and Douglas James

Saturday, June 27, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
RECITAL: Jerome Ducharme and Randall Avers

Saturday, June 27, 2009, Room 160, 7:30 p.m.
GUEST LECTURE RECITAL: Jhon Akers: Tickets: $5

Sunday, June 28, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 5:00 p.m.
RECITAL: Mark Anthony Cruz and Elliot Frank

Monday, June 29, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 5:00 p.m.
RECITAL: Austin Moorhead and Jonathan Dotson

Tuesday, June 30, 2009, Dudley Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
RECITAL: Valerie Hartzell and Kithara Duo

Tuesday, June 30, 2009, Room 160, 11:30 a.m.
FACULTY RECITAL: Christopher J. Renzi and Alejandro Montiel: Tickets: $5

Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Dudley Recital Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Competition Finals (Division I, II, & III): Tickets: $5

Thursday, July 2, 2008, Dudley Recital Hall, 3:00 p.m.
Student Solo and Guitar Orchestra Recital: Free Event

Ticket Information - Call 713-743-3313

SINGLE ADMISSION
For all Moores Opera House and Dudley Recital Hall concerts, unless noted otherwise.
$15 – general
$10 – student/senior

TICKET PACKAGES
Advance purchase only.

Orchestra/Festival Artist Series Season Pass
$75 – general
$50 – student/senior

Classical Minds Guitar Festival Season Pass
$60 – general
$45 – student/senior

Mix and Match
Choose 3, get one free.
$40 – general
$25 – student/senior
(Does not apply to Classical Minds Guitar Festival.)

Groups
Groups of 10+.
Contact Box Office for details.

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY TICKETS
979-845-1234
tickets@MSC.tamu.edu

All programs and artists are subject to change.



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