Music

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 [...]...

Music & Medals

Here in Houston, with the recent completion of Houston Grand Opera’s (HGO) annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, this month’s Young Texas Artist Competition (YTA) [...]...

The Sweet Sounds of March

Two choral events happening March 24 at 7:30 pm: “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Coming Out Under Fire” at the Lillie and Roy Cullen Theater and “A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass” at The Church of St. John the Divine [...]...