In the beginning there was music. And it was good.
Through song and dance, music has been with humanity since the start, expressing emotions and telling stories in primal, visceral ways. Spanning many millennia, music evolved in concert with a people’s geography, social and political pathways, successes and failures. This is our journey of discovery through Indigenous Origins.
Through a diverse mix of programs featuring traditional, contemporary, and newly commissioned music, our 2016/17 season explores the indigenous folk traditions of the Persian, Australian, Andean, and Far Western European regions. We cross the half-way point of 20x2020, with premieres of newly commissioned works at each season concert. Pre-concert talks and Q&A sessions with 20x2020 composers provide an added cultural dimension to each program, along with partnerships with local schools, universities, and refugee service organizations. We are pleased to help enhance the local creative economy by collaborating with members of Cantare Houston, Houston Chamber Choir, Houston Grand Opera Studio, and renowned faculty artists from the Moores School of Music and the Shepherd School of Music.
Of note, Apollo returns to Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) in February 2017 for a concert with acclaimed Syrian composer-pianist Malek Jandali, spotlighting 20x2020 No. 8. Finally, we continue to expand our educational offerings in the greater Houston area through programs sponsored by Young Audiences of Houston and granting from Texas Commission on the Arts, and we look forward our second full season at the cutting- edge Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH).
We hope you will join Apollo on this innovative aboriginal adventure and subscribe today. Thank you for your patronage.