May 19, 2018 | 8pm | MATCH at Midtown
In Vietnamese folklore, the mythical bird the Phoenix represents regeneration, reconciliation, and rebirth. Join Apollo and guests for a season-finale concert celebrating Vietnamese culture and symbolizing the power of music to build bridges and to promote peace and understanding.
Program features three contemporary composers sharing common ideals yet hailing from different backgrounds: Vũ Nhât Tân, with the world premiere of a commission for string quartet and đàn bầu (20x2020 No. 14); Kimo Williams, a Vietnam veteran-turned composer; and Alexandra du Bois, a brilliant Millennial composer passionate about human rights. Emmy Award-winning đàn bầu musician Vanessa Võ, innovative woodwind ensemble WindSync, and members of fellow Houston chamber ensembles, KINETIC and Loop38 , join as special guests.
Vũ Nhât Tân: May [Cloud] String Quartet + đàn bầu
20x2020 No. 14 WORLD PREMIERE
Alexandra du Bois: Within Earth, Wood Grows (2010) for chamber orchestra and đàn bầu
Kimo Williams: Into the Liquid and Quartet for the Sons of Nam
20x2020 No. 14 generously underwritten by John and Lisa Jones
Vanessa Võ's appearance underwritten by John and Lisa Jones