Young Artist Series

Festival participants have a chance to shine in this FREE Houston summer concert series.

Le Chiavi: The Keys to Bel Canto
Vocal Institute Final Concert

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Dudley Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. (FREE)
Joseph Evans and Melanie Sonnenberg, directors
An internationally acclaimed faculty shares the Keys to Bel Canto with advanced young singing artists for performances of arias and ensembles by Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Final Round

Sunday, June 7, 2015, Dudley Recital Hall, 2 p.m. (FREE)
Final competition round featuring solo performances by Festival Orchestra musicians. Come and vote for your favorite performer to receive the Audience Favorite Award!

Young Artist Chamber Music Concerts

Thursday, June 18, 2015, MSM Room 160, 7 p.m. (FREE)
Ensembles composed of Classical music’s rising stars perform chamber music, featuring festival percussion ensembles.

Thursday, June 25, 2015, Dudley Recital Hall, 7 p.m. (FREE)
Ensembles composed of Classical music’s rising stars perform chamber music.

Friday, June 26, 2015, Dudley Recital Hall, 7 p.m. (FREE)
Ensembles composed of Classical music’s rising stars perform chamber music..

High School Piano Institute Recitals

Saturday, June 20, 2015, Dudley Recital Hall, 10 a.m. (FREE)
Nancy Weems, director
Gifted high school pianists perform ensemble works.

Sunday, June 21, 2015, Moores Opera House, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (FREE)
Nancy Weems, director
Gifted young pianists offer polished solo performances honed during an intensive residency.

High School Jazz Institute Final Concert

Friday, June 26, 2015, Moores Opera House, 7 p.m. (FREE)
Noe Marmolejo, director
Talented high school and college jazz musicians perform classical to contemporary repertoire in a big band setting.