Amanda Majeski Announces her 2017-2018 Season
The soprano continues to make international debuts, from the Paris Opera to the Hong Kong Philharmonic to the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing
Majeski also returns to major opera houses around the world including the Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Opera On Tap to release Episode 1 of the world’s first Virtual Reality Horror Opera Series, “The Parksville Murders,” October 20 exclusively on Samsung VR
In addition to featuring the episode on Samsung VR, Opera On Tap will participate in a special evening of screenings, performances, and interactive video art projections at Samsung VR Presents: An Evening in 360 on October 19, 2017
The Parksville Murders will also be featured at NYC’s VR Conference, the Future of StoryTelling (FoST), curated by Women in VR New York for FoST Summit and Festival, from October 6-8, 2017
Additionally, Opera On Tap partnered with Salem Classical’s Richard Guérin for a series of viewings and installations at the Salem Horror Fest
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Concerts at Saint Thomas presents a pair of October 2017 performances
The season opens October 21 with a recital featuring award-winning carillonneur Julie Zhu and Saint Thomas’s Organist and Director of Music Daniel Hyde playing a program of North German and Dutch music
October 26 is the first ticketed concert with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by Orchestra of St. Luke’s, singing music by Pärt, Rutter, and Vaughan Williams
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Concerts at Saint Thomas presents a pair of Christmas concerts in December 2017
Concerts at Saint Thomas celebrates the Christmas season with Handel’s timeless “Messiah” performed by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and New York Baroque Incorporated on December 5 & 7
The holiday tradition continues with Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” for boys’ voices on December 14, with Bridget Kibbey on harp
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
ROCO October 2017 Concerts
ROCO’s Unchambered series kicks off October 8 & 10 with Nik-NAK, a wind trio program of works by female composers, including a world premiere commission by Alyssa Morris
The Connections series opens with a Musical Trick or Treat October 26, taking listeners on a progressive tour of four historic buildings in the Houston Heritage Society, with a musical performance in each
In another Connections concert, ROCO continues its annual Musical & Literary Ofrenda, a free celebration of the Day of the Dead that integrates musical performance, literature and poetry reading, art and Spanish language
Saturday, September 16, 2017
ROCO to premiere two new fanfares, commissioned in response to Hurricane Harvey, composed by Emmy Award-winner Anthony DiLorenzo and Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts
DiLorenzo’s Anthem of Hope: Houston Strong, was composed as a tribute to the city’s resilience and humanity in the face of Harvey’s devastation, and will be premiered by ROCO during their season opening concerts September 22 & 23, with additional performances by multiple ensembles around Houston, uniting the community through music.
Puts’ “The Big Heart” traces the thread of Houston’s response to Harvey back to its remarkable assistance of the victims of Katrina in 2005, and will be premiered at ROCO’s second In Concert performance November 11
Thursday, September 14, 2017
ROCO November 2017 Concerts
ROCO continues their In Concert series by honoring Veterans’ Day on November 11 with “Courageous Catalysts,” a program centering around Houston: September 12, 1962, a world premiere commission by Michael Gandolfi, that celebrates the 100th birthday of President John F. Kennedy and the courage of people who fight for change.
The November 11 concert will also feature the world premiere of The Big Heart, a new fanfare for orchestra and chorus, composed by Kevin Puts, which celebrates Houston’s selflessness and caring during hard times.
On November 19, the second installment in ROCO’s Unchambered series, aptly dubbed a “Musical Parfait,” will feature Maxime Goulet’s Symphonic Chocolates, in which each movement is paired with a piece of chocolate.
Their third Connections performance on November 30, “A Season of Thanks” celebrates Houston philanthropists the Masterson family in their former home Rienzi, the house museum of decorative arts, which they donated to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lawrence Brownlee Announces his 2017-18 Season
Including performance runs with Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona (house debut), Royal Opera House London, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Opéra National de Paris
Brownlee will also premiere a newly-commissioned song cycle centered around the black male experience in America, entitled Cycles of my Being
The commission will be part of a new album and spring 2018 recital tour, including performances in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Utah, Portland, Boston, Princeton, Illinois, New York’ Carnegie Hall (April 24), Virginia and Michigan
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Fabien Gabel Announces his 2017-2018 Season
Following his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra, the conductor continues to lead major orchestras across the United States (the National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and others), often collaborating with a star lineup of soloists.
In his sixth season as Music Director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Gabel extends his influence across Europe as well, taking over for David Zinman as Music Director of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes (National Youth Orchestra of France), in their Summer Project 2017 and guest conducting major European orchestras.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
John Holiday Announces his 2017-2018 Season
The 2017 winner of the coveted Marian Anderson Vocal Award, countertenor John Holiday embarks on a busy season of prominent firsts, including a debut recital at the Kennedy Center, a tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel to LA, New York (David Geffen Hall), London and Paris, and a performance run as the lead role in Jonathan Dove’s Flight at the Des Moines Metro Opera
Holiday launches his season with the world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s We Shall Not Be Moved at Opera Philadelphia, also bringing the work to New York City and London.
Monday, August 28, 2017