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2010 Season Schedule

Texas Music Festival Orchestra Series

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

Saturday, June 11, 2010, 5:30-7 p.m.
Just added: Fiesta in the Park
See news section for more information.

  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

TMF Jazz Project
"...Something Borrowed, Something Blue"
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 14, 2010, Dudley Recital Hall, University of Houston, 7:30 p.m.
"The Two Voices of the Baritone Saxophone"

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MSM alumnus Aaron Lington (San José State University) explores the dual roles of the baritone saxophone as a classical and jazz solo instrument. Music of Eric McIntyre, Massenet, Robert Nelson, Lington, and jazz tunes.
Aaron Lington, saxophone
Victoria Lington, piano
Joe Locasio, piano
David Craig, bass
Tim Solook, drum set

Monday, June 14, 2010, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
"Voices from the Twilight of Old Vienna"
A musical exploration of Vienna in the twilight of Romanticism through the chamber music of its composers.
Andrzej Grabiec, Sean Wang, violin
Wayne Brooks, Matthew Dane, viola
Barrett Sills, cello
Christina Jennings, flute
Randall Griffin, clarinet
Tali Morgulis, Nancy Weems, piano

  • Walther RablQuartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 1 (ca. 1897)
  • Johann Strauss II
    / Arnold Schoenberg"Kaiser"
    Waltz, Op. 437 arr. for chamber ensemble

  • Johannes BrahmsQuintet No. 2 in G Major for Strings, Op. 111


Monday, June 21, 2010, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
"Virtuoso Vehicles"
Brilliant solo works offered by festival faculty to dazzle and fascinate.
Lucie Robert, Zuo Jun, violin
Karen Ritscher, viola
Vagram Saradjian, cello
Timothy Hester, piano
Blake Wilkins, percussion

  • Rob SmithBreaking Point for Percussion
  • Richard StraussSonata in E-Flat Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 18
  • David Popper Tarantella
  • Alexander
    Haroutiunian Impromptu

  • Georg Goltermann Polonaise
  • Joseph Schwantner Velocities for Solo Marimba
  • Henri Vieuxtemps Elegie for Viola and Piano
  • Maurice Ravel Tzigane for Violin and Piano


Monday, June 28, 2010, Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010, Moores Opera House, 7:30 p.m.
"Summer Fantasies"
Explorations on everything from magic to Elvis bring a fantastical conclusion to this season's Perspectives Series. TMF faculty artists will perform works by Schumann, St. Saëns and contemporary American and Australian composers, as curated by UH composer Rob Smith.
Andrzej Grabiec, Sean Wang, violin
Karen Ritscher, viola
Shino Hayashi, cello
Anne Leek, oboe
Randall Griffin, clarinet
Timothy Hester, Tali Morgulis, piano

  • Matthew Hindson Little Chrissitina's Fantasy
  • Robert Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op. 73
  • Paul Stanhope Piano Trio (US Premiere)
  • Camille Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata in D major, Op. 166
  • Peter Sculthorpe Night Song
  • Michael Daugherty Elvis Everywhere


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Young Artist Series

Admission to all Young Artist Series is free. Festival participants have a chance to shine in this Houston summer concert series.

Friday, June 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m, Dudley Recital Hall
RECITAL: Jennifer Grassman & Valerie Hartzell

Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for seniors and $15 for general admission.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
LECTURE: "Famous Historical Chord Progressions" with Frank Koonce
Admission to this lecture is FREE
Lecture description: Like the modern-day "twelve-bar blues" progression, there have been many other popular harmonic/bass patterns that have served as the basis for countless songs and dances. These include the Romanesca, Passamezzo Antico, Jácaras, Marionas, and Folia d' España, to name a few. We will examine and play some of these famous progressions, many of which are still recognized today in pieces such as the "Pachelbel Canon" and "Greensleeves." It is recommended that audience members bring their guitars to the lecture.

Friday, June 18, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
RECITAL: Patrick Lui & Joseph Williams

Saturday, June 19, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
RECITAL: Mary Akerman & Les Freres Meduses

Sunday, June 20, 2010, 2:30 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
Competition Finals (High School and Division I)

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Ticket Information - Call 713-743-3313

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

Advance purchase only.

Orchestra/PERSPECTIVES Season Pass
$75 – general
$50 – student/senior

Classical Minds Guitar Festival Season Pass
$60 – general
$45 – student/senior
$30 – auditor's day pass (includes lecture, MC and recital) (good for any day during the Guitar Institute)

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

Groups of 10+.
Contact Box Office for details.


All programs and artists are subject to change.