MORE CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH THE TEXAS MUSIC FEST
The Texas Music Festival opens this weekend with two performances that are a great way to expose kids to classical music: the Festival Orchestra Celebratory Opening this Saturday, June 12, 7:30pm at the Moores Opera House (UH) and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Final Round on Sunday, June 13, 2pm at Dudley Recital Hall (UH). The Immanuel and Helen Olshan “Texas Music Festival” is based at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and is a summer orchestral training program with component vocal, guitar, jazz, and piano programs.
The Texas Music Festival Orchestra participants (Orchestral Fellows), chosen by competitive live and recorded auditions, are approximately 95 advanced students and young professional musicians who come from such noted music schools as New England Conservatory, the Curtis Institute, Eastman School of Music, the Cleveland Institute, and Houston’s Shepherd School of Music (Rice
University) and the Moores School of Music (University of Houston). The Festival attracts participants from across the U.S., Europe, Mexico, Asia, Canada, Central and South America to become a part of the June 7– July 3 residency program on the UH campus. The Orchestral Fellows study and rehearse under the direction of an international faculty of conductors and artist/teachers who also perform on the PERSPECTIVES Series concerts, presented weekly at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) and in the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston.
Tickets are $15/general public and $10/students and seniors. The June 13 performance is free.