Tag Team

A Chamber Piece So Difficult, the Composer Says It's Too Hard for Him to Play

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra tackles James Stephenson's frenetic "Chase Sequence."

04/02/2019 By Holly Beretto

notorious

Ars Lyrica Continues to Stretch Itself with San Giovanni Battista

The early music ensemble will tackle an ambitious Baroque composition this weekend.

03/27/2019 By Holly Beretto

Pre-Rodeo

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 15–17

Concerts, art openings, and pre-rodeo 5Ks await.

02/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

weeeeeewooooo

This Theremin Concert Should Sound Out-of-This-World

After all, the Apollo Chamber Players sought out the best player. Literally.

02/13/2019 By Holly Beretto

Concert Preview

Chucho Valdés Is Just Getting Started

On African music: “If I think that less than 20 percent has been explored, I still have 80 percent ahead to continue advancing its roots."

02/04/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Halftime Show

Make Your Choice: Chamber Music or Super Bowl LIII?

Kinetic, Houston's conductorless ensemble, presents a "very physical, and very visually engaging" program that goes head-to-head with a certain football game.

01/31/2019 By Hannah Che

paw-some times

Bear Witness to This Revamped Peter and the Wolf

A Houston Zoo–ROCO partnership brings the Prokofiev classic to an expanded black bear habitat.

01/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Holiday Loop

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 7–9

...if the weather holds up, at least.

12/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Concerts

An Orchestra Where Female Composers Are the Rule, Not the Exception

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents two programs focused on works by women.

11/15/2018 By Holly Beretto

Body Music

Loop38 Explores the Bodies Behind the Music

"The point isn't to get it or to know what's going on, but to feel confused, to be excited by what you don't know, and to want to figure it out more."

11/13/2018 By Hannah Che

criss cross

Creative Combinations: Sarah Rothenberg Looks Back at 25 Years with Da Camera

Ahead of the chamber group's season opener, the artistic director lays out the coincidences and quirks of her quarter century at the helm.

09/26/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Give 'em Grapes

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 23-25

Three days filled with bittersweet goodbyes, examinations of difficult history, and a sloth named Rudy.

02/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Inner voices

Kinetic Is Here to Stay

Ahead of "Inner Voices" at MATCH, Houston's conductor-less chamber group talks outlasting the hype.

01/19/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Five's Company

Ballet Not Your Thing? WindSync Offers a Twist on The Nutcracker and Other Favorites

The wind quintet teams up with singers and dancers for a non-traditional holiday program.

12/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

Freedom Summer

Wadada Leo Smith Brings City-Spanning Civil Rights Masterpiece to Houston

Performed in parts between Austin, Houston, and New Orleans, 'Ten Freedom Summers' considers the psychological impact of a tumultuous decade.

10/10/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Oldie but a goodie

Da Camera Enters its Third Decade with Concerts from the Harlem Quartet

Jazz and Cuban rhythms are the focus Saturday, with an all-Beethoven concert Sunday.

09/20/2017 By Holly Beretto

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 9-11

Hanna Ranch screening at Discovery Green, ROCO Brass Quintet at MATCH, Author Amy Stewart at Murder By The Book, Texas Ren Fest returns to Houston, Bonnie & Clyde the musical at Hobby Center

10/07/2015 By Nick Esquer

Music

'Tis of Thee

Da Camera opens its season with an ode to Americana music.

09/21/2015 By Katricia Lang

Classical

WindSync Shakes Up World of Chamber Music

Acclaimed Houston wind quintet makes a name for itself by playing without sheet music and experimenting with performance styles.

03/04/2014 By Michael Hardy