American Festival for the Arts, 2007 Summer Music Conservatory and Concert Series

2007 Concert Series

To download AFA's 2007 Concert Calendar, please click here.

Click on the links provided to get maps to AFA's Concert locations.

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 p.m.
Middle School Chamber Music
Episcopal High School, Benitez Chapel
4650 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401
(MAP)
Come see AFA’s outstanding middle school string students in memorable chamber music performances. This is your chance to “Hear the Future Now”!

Friday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.
Middle School String Orchestra
Edward Lawrence and Penny Meitz, conductors
Episcopal High School, Benitez Chapel
4650 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401
(MAP)
AFA’s fourth through eighth grade string students in a special orchestral performance. You won’t believe your ears!

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 p.m.
Southeast Texas String and Piano Program
Brian Coatney and Thomas Schroeder, conductors
Julie Rogers Theatre
701 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701
(MAP)
AFA’s Southeast Texas string and piano students perform chamber music and orchestral repertory at the beautiful Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont, Texas.

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 p.m.
Guest Artist Recital
Episcopal High School, Benitez Chapel
4650 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401
(MAP)
AFA is delighted to welcome the Enso String Quartet and the Cappelletti-Chao Duo as guest string chamber music coaches and performers. Don’t miss them in this exciting performance with advanced chamber music students from the AFA high school string department.

Saturday, June 23, 4:00 p.m.
Houston & Southeast Texas Conservatory Orchestras
James Tapia, conductor
Moores Opera House, University of Houston (Entrance 16)
3100 Cullen Blvd., Houston, Texas 77204
(MAP)
Don’t miss the AFA Houston and Southeast Texas Orchestras in this ground-breaking collaboration. James Tapia from Syracuse University leads the orchestra in performances of Adams’ Tromba Lontana, Saint-Saëns’ Bachanalle from Samson and Delilah and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. After the concert, stay at UH to see the final performance of the Texas Music Festival Orchestra at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty Ensembles-in-Residence Recital
Rothko Chapel
1409 Sul Ross in the Museum District
(MAP)
AFA’s resident faculty ensembles perform a rich variety of both early and contemporary music at one of Houston’s most important artistic landmarks, the Rothko Chapel. Seating is limited so please arrive early. Featured composers include Crockett, Remson, Jolivet and Ginastera.

Friday, June 29, 7:00 p.m.
Showcase Concert: Conservatory Orchestra & the AFA Big Band
Christopher Zimmerman and Warren Sneed, conductors
Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the performing Arts
800 Bagby Street in Downtown Houston
(MAP)
AFA’s Showcase Concert is a truly unforgettable experience! Guest conductor Christopher Zimmerman from the Hartt School of Music will lead the Conservatory Orchestra in performances of Bernstein’s Three Dances from On The Town and a special AFA arrangement of Bizet’s Carmen Suite. After that, Warren Sneed and the AFA All-Star Big Band will raise the roof in this only performance of the AFA Jazz Department.

Thursday, July 5, 7:00 p.m.
Student Chamber Music
Episcopal High School, Benitez Chapel
4650 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401
(MAP)
Chamber music is one of AFA’s most important educational components, providing students with an opportunity to work together in smaller musical groups. Don’t miss AFA student wind, brass, string and piano ensembles in performance at these important educational concerts.

Friday, July 6, 7:00 p.m.
Solo Voice Recital
Carole Nelson, Voice Department Director
Stages Repertory Theatre
3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019
(MAP)
AFA’s choral students perform a variety of songs from the opera, art song and musical comedy repertories at the Stages Repertory Theatre.

Saturday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.
Student Chamber Music
Episcopal High School, Underwood Theatre
4650 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401
(MAP)
Chamber music is one of AFA’s most important educational components, providing students with an opportunity to work together in smaller musical groups. Don’t miss AFA student wind, brass, string and piano ensembles in performance at these important educational concerts.

Saturday, July 7, 7:00 p.m.
Club AFA!
Diverse Works
1117 East Fwy., Houston, Texas 77002
(MAP)
AFA is delighted to be performing at one of Houston’s premier performance art spaces, Diverse Works. Come see the AFA faculty perform a variety of mixed ensemble works from the ancient to the modern. Works include trios by Brahms as well as a special performance of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat.

Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 p.m.
Student Chamber Music
Episcopal High School, Benitez Chapel
4650 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401
(MAP)
Chamber music is one of AFA’s most important educational components, providing students with an opportunity to work together in smaller musical groups. Don’t miss AFA student wind, brass, string and piano ensembles in performance at these important educational concerts.

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.
Piano Department Recital
Rodolfo Morales, Piano Department Director
Cullen Theatre, University of St. Thomas
4001 Mt. Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006
(MAP)
AFA’s student pianists never fail to impress! This closing concert of the AFA piano program features students in performances of solo and four-hand works.

Thursday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.
AFA World Premieres Concert
Joel Stein, Composition Department Director
Hobby Center, Zilkha Hall
800 Bagby Street in Downtown Houston
(MAP)
AFA’s annual collaboration with Ben Stevenson’s Houston Ballet Academy is celebrating its tenth year! See thrilling world premiere ballets written by AFA student composers and choreographed and performed by members of Ben Stevenson’s Houston Ballet Academy. The evening will also feature a new commission by AFA and HBA alumni Jude Vaclavik and Andrew Green as well as a special repeat performance of Collapsible Rhythms by AFA Executive Director Michael Remson and Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch.

Friday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Choral Celebration Concert
Dan Perkins, guest conductor • Richard Robbins & Daniel Poncé
South Main Baptist Church
4100 Main in Midtown
(MAP)
Guest conductor Dan Perkins from Plymouth State College will join AFA conductors
Richard Robbins and Daniel Poncé as they lead the AFA chorus in a performance of
solo and choral works. This concert will also feature the Texas premiere of a new work for choir and orchestra by composer Gwyneth Walker.

Saturday, July 14, 4:00 p.m.
Conservatory Orchestra
Clifton Evans, conductor
Episcopal High School, Underwood Theatre
4650 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401
(MAP)
AFA’s final concert of the season will surely not disappoint! Join conductor Clifton Evans as he leads the AFA Conservatory Orchestra in performances of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet overture and Rachmaninoff’s mysterious The Isle of the Dead. The winners of AFA’s 2007 Concerto Competition will also be featured in performances with the orchestra. Don’t forget to stay at Episcopal High School for our closing day reception immediately after the concert!

 

 














 

 

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