APOLLO CHAMBER PLAYERS EXPLORES THE CULTURAL AND FOLKLORIC INFLUENCES IN CLASSICAL MUSIC THROUGH GLOBALLY-FOCUSED PROGRAMMING.
Apollo Chamber Players (Apollo) exists to create transformative art that expands the moral imagination and cultural consciousness of Houston’s ever-expanding international community. Entering our 11th season, we achieve this vision by providing innovative, multicultural concert programming which has found “fruitful territory” (Houston Chronicle).
In addition to regularly scheduled season concerts at MATCH in Midtown and other main-stage venues, Apollo reaches further into the community by partnering with schools, universities, at-risk youth centers, refugee and veterans service organizations, hospitals, airports, and public libraries, providing performances and outreach programs that impact a wider, underserved audience.
Apollo commissions new music inspired by culture and folk music, an initiative that is unique to this organization. To this end, in 2014 Apollo launched a visionary project called 20x2020 with the aim of commissioning 20 multicultural works by the end of the decade.
The organization has released three studio albums through Parma Recordings, expanding its reach to millions of listeners regionally, nationally and internationally. Finally, Apollo collaborates with local and international artists, helping to support a vibrant arts and cultural tourism sector.
APOLLO AIMS TO: