Music

Song in the Key of Life

Turtle Creek Chorale Moves Forward with Positive Attitude After a year as the interim director of the Turtle Creek Chorale, Trey Jacobs accepted the position of artistic director. Founded in 1980, the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center is home for the 225-member men’s chorus [...]...

Review: La Resurrezione

After hearing Ars Lyrica’s rendition of Handel’s oratorio “La Resurrezione,” one must wonder why this little-known work about the story of Jesus’ resurrection is not performed more often. With gifted musicians on period instruments [...]...

Review: Debussy’s Paris

Long known for its inventive and contextualized programs, Da Camera Houston did what it does best with its recent presentation of “Debussy’s Paris.” “Lisle Joyeuse,” the Debussy favorite for solo piano was paired with the Sonata [...]...

Review: Il Trovatore

With hidden identities, passionate love, and a gypsy’s vicious revenge, it is no wonder that Verdi’s dramatic “Il Trovatore” remains so popular. It’s a task to add passion to this already effusive opera, but this is precisely [...]...

New Notes: Composers in Houston

Anthony Brandt thinks Houston is a composer’s city. Brandt, a professor of composition at Rice Uni­versity’s Shepherd School of Music and Artistic Director of Musiqa, a collec­tive of five composers, knows what he is talking about. [...]...

Dissecting the Opera-tion

You would think that the worlds of opera and theater would be entwined; they have so much in common. They both present staged productions that use actors, singers, sets, costumes, directors, lighting, and even orchestras and conductors. They both tell dramatized stories by peeling back the fourth wall [...]...

Review: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

It is a rare occasion when Houston music lovers have the opportunity to enjoy a world premiere on an orchestral program. However, with its most recent concert featuring a brand new work by Paul English, the River Oaks [...]...