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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: 2013 Season Schedule

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Texas Music Festival Orchestra Series

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

Celebratory Opening

Due to multiple events happening on campus on June 8, please allow extra time to get to campus and also for parking. Free TMF parking has been reserved in Lots 16F and 16C, across from the Moores School of Music. Mention to the parking attendant that you are here for the Texas Music Festival concert.

Saturday, June 8, 2013, Moores School of Music, University of Houston

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Jane Blaffer Owen Plaza
Pre-concert entertainment by Virtuosi of Houston

6:45 - 7:10 p.m., Moores Opera House
Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture by Buck Ross, Edythe Bates Old Professor of Music and Director, Moores Opera Center

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra Concert

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

 

Edward Atkatz

Ted Atkatz

percussion

A former principal percussionist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; he is currently a faculty member at Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida, and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. Learn more

Matthew Strauss

Matthew Strauss

percussion

Percussionist with the Houston Symphony and former Timpanist with the American Symphony Orchestra at the Bard Music Festival, Mr. Strauss is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of Miami. Learn more

 

Featured Works

  • Benjamin Britten: Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: From the ballet suite The Sleeping Beauty
    1. No. 1: Introduction. La Fee des Lilas.
    2. No. 2: Adagio. Pas d'action.
    3. No. 5: Valse
  • Mark Anthony Turnage: Fractured Lines Double Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
  • Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

 

Festival Orchestra 2

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Friday, June 14, 2013, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8 p.m. (June 14 performance is FREE)

Saturday, June 15, 2013, Moores School of Music, University of Houston

6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Jane Blaffer Owen Plaza
Pre-concert entertainment by Virtuosi of Houston, food available for purchase by Bernie's Burger Bus, and free refreshments with concert ticket by St. Arnold's Brewing Company

6:45 - 7:10 p.m., Moores Opera House
Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Andrew Davis, noted author and Associate Professor of Music Theory in the Moores School of Music

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra Concert

GUEST ARTISTS

Daniel Hege

Horst Förster

conductor

Former Professor of Conducting, Berlin Music Academy; former music director, Schwerin Philharmonic, Loh Orchester Sondershausen; founder and conductor, Leipzig Academic Orchestra. Learn more

Jessica Findley, bassoon, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Winner

 

Featured Works

  • Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K.191
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

 

Festival Orchestra 3

Saturday, June 22, 2013, Moores School of Music, University of Houston

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6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Jane Blaffer Owen Plaza
Pre-concert entertainment by Virtuosi of Houston

6:45 - 7:10 p.m., Moores Opera House
Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Andrew Davis, noted author and Associate Professor of Music Theory in the Moores School of Music

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra Concert

GUEST ARTISTS

Rossen Milanov

Rossen Milanov

conductor

Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, Maestro Milanov has established himself as a conductor with a considerable international presence. Learn more

 

Featured Works

  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor

 

Grand Finale

Saturday, June 29, 2013, Moores School of Music, University of Houston

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6:30- 7:20 p.m., Jane Blaffer Owen Plaza
Pre-concert entertainment by Virtuosi of Houston

6:45 - 7:10 p.m., Moores Opera House
Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture byby Dr. Andrew Davis, noted author and Associate Professor of Music Theory in the Moores School of Music

7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra Concert

GUEST ARTISTS

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Carl St. Clair

conductor

Carl St. Clair has become widely recognized for his musically distinguished performances, innovative approaches to programming, and commitment to outstanding educational programs. Learn more

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Janice Chandler Eteme

soprano

American soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme recently enjoyed great success as Bess in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in Lyon, Edinburgh and London. Learn more

 

Featured Works

  • Richard Strauss: "Dance of the Seven Veils" from Salome, Op. 54
  • Richard Strauss: Vier lezte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100