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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

Archive - 2012 Season Schedule

Season Schedule | Perspective Series | Young Artists Series
Classical Minds | Master Class Schedule

Texas Music Festival Orchestra Series

Renowned conductors lead the Orchestra Fellows in exciting performances of the cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire.

Celebratory Opening

Saturday, June 9, 2012,
Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Orchestra 1

GUEST ARTISTS

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Franz Anton Krager

conductor

American born and trained conductor, Franz Anton Krager, has made his artistic presence felt both at home and abroad with performance engagements in some of the world's most celebrated concert halls and musical centers. Learn more

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Heather Scanio

mezzo-soprano

Heather is a multi-faceted mezzo-soprano who enjoys performing both operatic and concert works on stage or in front of an orchestra.

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Hector Vasquez

bass-baritone

Hector Vasquez has sung leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cleveland, Orlando, and Houston Grand Opera in addition to his appearances as baritone soloist with Los Angeles. Learn more

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Cynthia Clayton

soprano

American soprano Cynthia Clayton is an audience favorite in opera houses throughout the United States and overseas for her critically acclaimed performances of roles. Learn more

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Vale Rideout

tenor

American tenor Vale Rideout has garnered critical acclaim for his musical artistry and superb stagecraft throughout the United States and Europe.

Festival Chorus

(Charles Hausmann, director)

Featured Works

  • Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

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International Tour

Saturday, June 16, 2012, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Orchestra 2

GUEST ARTISTS

Daniel Hege

Daniel Hege

conductor

Daniel Hege is widely recognized as one of America's finest young conductors, earning critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and for his commitment to creative programming.

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David Kirk

tuba

David Kirk is Principal Tuba of the Houston Symphony, a position held since 1982.

Featured Works

  • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major , Op. 25 "Classical"
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto in F minor
  • Samuel Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal, Op. 5
  • Jean Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
  • Claude Debussy: La mer

German Masters

Friday, June 22, 2012, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m. (June 22 performance is FREE)
Saturday, June 23, 2012, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m. (tickets required for June 23 performance)
Festival Orchestra 3

GUEST ARTISTS

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Lavard Skou-Larsen

conductor

Lavard Skou-Larsen has performed as concertmaster and conductor with leading symphony and chamber orchestras in Europe, North America, and South America


Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Winner, TBD

Featured Works

  • Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
  • Concerto TBD
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Grand Finale - Cinematic Virtuosity

Saturday, June 30, 2012, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
Grand Finale
Festival Orchestra 4

GUEST ARTISTS

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Josep Caballé-Domenech

conductor

Josep Caballé-Domenech is consistently cited for his passion and insightful interpretations. Eliciting a consistently beautiful and lush sound from the orchestra, his performances have been hailed throughout Europe, Scandinavia and Japan.

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Dan Zhu

violin

Named "one of the emerging Chinese international artists today" by Gramophone magazine, and called "an artist of affecting humility and beautiful tone production" by The Strad magazine

Featured Works

  • Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
  • Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116/BB 123