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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

Perspective Series

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Perspectives 1: TMF Jazz Project: Traditions in Transition

Monday, June 4, 2012, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.


The TMF Jazz Project is an all-star jazz orchestra composed of our state's finest musicians.  Led by director/trumpeter Noe Marmolejo, the program features the best in what's hot in America's native musical idiom.

Perspectives 2: Faculty Artist Chamber Music
"International Tour"

Monday, June 11, 2012, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.


Take a musical tour of the world to various ports of call, travelling through France (Fauré's Sonata for Violin and Piano), and ending in Germany (Brahms' Piano Quartet in A Major), all performed by TMF faculty artists.

Performers include:

Zuo Jun, Lucie Robert, violin
Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola
Richard Belcher, cello
Timothy Hester, Brian Suits, piano

Perspectives 3: Faculty Artist Chamber Music
"Made in America"

Monday, June 18, 2012, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.


Following our International Tour, we explore the music of our own native composers, with Aaron Copland's Sonata for Violin and Piano, Michael Colgrass' Variations for Viola and Drums, and Houston composer Pierre Jalbert's Trio for Piano and Strings.

Performers include:

Kyung Sun Lee, Lucie Robert, violin
Anthony Kitai, cello
Blake Wilkins, drums
Jeffrey Cohen, Brian Suits, piano

Perspectives 4: Faculty Artist Chamber Music
"Grand Finale: Instrumental Colors"

Monday, June 25, 2012, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.


Experience the wide variety of instrumental color on display in a program that includes Jennifer Higdon's Trio for Piano and Strings and ends with Beethoven's Septet for Strings and Winds. Along the way, get rustic with Libby Larsen's Barn Dances.

Performers include:

Webster Trio (Leone Buyse, flute, Michael Webster, clarinet, Robert Moeling, piano)
Andrzej Grabiec, Kirsten Yon, violin
Rita Porfiris, viola
Brinton Smith, cello
Dennis Whittaker, double bass
Randall Griffin, clarinet
Philip Stanton, horn
Richard Beene, bassoon