Musiqa is beginning its 2023-2024 Season with a slate of world premieres from some of today’s most exciting young composers, continuing our tradition of giving voice to emerging talent and collaborating with Houston artists. Join us for one night only on October 14 to be the first to hear music by Oswald Huynh, Kyle Rivera and Eric Estrada Valadez, along with a performance of Paul Novak’s entwining and new poetry commissioned for the occasion by Houston poet Ayokunle Falomo.
Come join us for a short concert of works by students of Musiqa’s “MusiqaLab for Young Composers” program. Every dollar donated will go towards strengthening and expanding this program and the master classes that we provide to students free of charge every year. There’ll be a raffle, light brunch and a chance to mingle with other supporters of the arts in Houston schools.
This month we released “Made in Houston: Volume 1”, an album celebrating our history of creating new music in Houston! This limited edition CD features music by Theo Chandler, Charles Halka, Joel Love, Timothy Roy, Nicky Sohn and Max Vinetz. Come get your copy, support Musiqa, and enjoy a free performance of Nicky Sohn’s “Burning.” You can buy a hard copy or a digital download here…
FotoFest and Musiqa co-present a live musical performance inspired by the exhibition “Fighting: Ukrainian War Photographers.” Musiqa has commissioned Houston-based composer Theo Chandler to create a new work for violin and soprano. In addition, the program will include two works by Ukrainian composers Valentin Slivestrov and Bohdana Frolyak.
If you know anything about Musiqa, it won’t surprise you to learn that our 2023-2024 Season is another season of firsts. Our first performance underground in the Buffalo Bayou Park cistern. Our first record release party. And world premieres by Anthony Brandt, Oswald Huỳnh, Pierre Jalbert, Marcus Karl Maroney, Kyle Rivera, Eric Estrada Valadez and the students of Madison High School, along with new collaborations with some of our favorite Houston artists.