Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Traces of Blue

January 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Color, texture, and motion in music

Celebrated abstract painter Robert Motherwell once stated “art is an experience, not an object.” Experience an evening of dynamic works that explore color, texture, and motion in music, featuring the world premiere of a piano trio by Karim Al-Zand’s, commissioned by Musiqa. Gaze into the creative process as celebrated Houston artist Geraldina Interiano Wise paints live in front of the audience in tandem with a musical performance. Works by Gosfield, Hartke, and Loiacono are also on the program.

4:00pm – Open Rehearsal: $20 | Buy Tickets
7:00pm – Pre-concert talk
7:30pm – Performance: SOLD OUT
9:00pm – Post-concert reception (Pioneer ticket holders)

General Admission: Pay-what-you-wish


Karim Al-Zand: Six Bagatelles for piano trio (world premiere)
Annie Gosfield: The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon for string quartet
Stephen Hartke: The Blue Studio for piano trio
Loren Loiacono: Waxing Cerulean for string quartet


Jackson Guillen, violin
Natalie Lin, violin
Sergein Yap, viola
Barrett Sills, cello
Wesley Ducote, piano
with Geraldina Interiano Wise, visual artist


  • Pioneer All-Access Ticket: $125
    Priority seating on stage and admission to post-concert reception with artists
  • Pioneer Ticket: $50
    Priority seating and admission to post-concert reception with artists
  • Explorer Ticket: $35 (Suggested)
  • Adventurer Ticket: $20
  • Traveler Ticket: $10 (Suggested Student)
  • Discover Ticket: $5
    For first-time Musiqa patron (limited quantity, advance purchase only)

Get Tickets

Geraldina Interiano Wise

Geraldina Interiano WiseGeraldina Interiano Wise, originally from El Salvador, came to the US to attend university with the intent of returning to serve her country in the planning and design of affordable housing. Having graduated from Rice University ’83 & ’85, in Architecture, Art and History of Art, and 20 years designing houses, it took her last child leaving to college to get back to her art. The Glassell School of Art, of the MFAH, was instrumental in guiding the art practice of this era. Under Francesca Fuchs, Brian Portman, and Karin Broker she found her voice and matured her practice of art.

This project has its inception on the ravines of the volcano, where-under the tutelage of Violeta Bonilla, a protegé of Diego Rivera- Geraldina learned to paint in the shade of bamboo, under the watchful and curious eyes of the children of the creek. Performing art came early for her. Her artist’s voice comes deep from the intellectual patrimony of her Maya ancestry, rooted in the fast-changing cultural, social, physical and scientific environment of Houston and the United States. She researches the origins of the universe, the waters of the planet, genetics, the brain, migration of man, Maya mathematics and astrology, archeology, cave art, evolution and climate change. The overarching themes in her work -across painting, printmaking, and sculpture- are coexistence and connectivity.


January 12, 2019
7:00 pm
Event Categories:


MATCH Box 2 / Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
+ Google Map