2019-2020 Concert Season

*Concert Season Underwritten by Texas Children's Hospital


 
Dream of America

Dream of America

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 5pm
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Zilkha Hall

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre

(Note: The Dream of America concert will be performed on November 3 and on November 9)

PROGRAM

Overture to the Sea Hawk
Erich Korngold

The Firebird Suite (1919 version; Concert Suite for Orchestra No. 2)
Igor Stravinsky

Ellis Island: The Dream of America*
Peter Boyer

*Joined by students from the Emery/Weiner School Performing Arts Program

**The concerts are generously underwritten by Texas Children’s Hospital and supported in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Outdoor Theatre Advisory Board. At these concerts, TMCO will promote the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, Amaanah Refugee Services, and the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston. Thank you so much for your support!

Featuring:

Emery/Weiner School Performing Arts Program (*Both performances)

In the Emery/Weiner theatre department, we believe the purpose of educational theatre is to expand the consciousness and compassion of all students, and to encourage growth in collaboration, commitment, and confidence. Through the lens of theatre, students examine current events, historical events, human nature, and grapple with questions about the world around them. The Emery/Weiner theatre department mounts 5 full-scale productions each year, as well as a series of cabarets, an evening of Senior Directed works, and various workshops; serving students in grades 6-12. EWS is a frequent nominee in TUTS’ Tommy Tune Awards, and In 2016, theatre director Jennifer Bauer-Conley was honored by Playbill as one of the 10 educators in America changing the future of Broadway.

Mitsi Dancing School (*Miller Outdoor Theatre performance only)

Internationally renowned artists from the Mitsi Dancing School will join TMCO as the dancers interpret Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Mitsi Dancing School is owned and directed by Chinese immigrants Jia Ma and Teng Fei. The school was voted one of the Rising 10 small businesses by Houston’s Asian Chamber of Commerce in 2019. Mitsi Dancing School (MDS) is one of the fastest growing dance schools in Houston, with three full-sized studios in Houston, Katy, and Sugar Land. In 2018, MDS students won the regional TOP 12 honor at YAGP, one of the nation’s most prestigious Ballet competitions. Two MDS students were audited and selected to play minor roles in the Houston Ballet’s annual Nutcracker production. Over 50 students successfully passed the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum exams. Every class and every program at MDS is carefully designed and is taught by our professional faculty in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Chinese dance, Tap and Hiphop. Whether you are a beginner with no prior dance experience or a seasoned dancer looking to improve your technique to the next level, you can always find something that suits you and challenges you at MDS.


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Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Foundry Church
8350 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065


International Women's Day

International Women’s Day Celebration

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 5pm
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Zilkha Hall

PROGRAM

D'un matin de printemps 
Lili Boulanger

blue cathedral
Jennifer Higdon

Concerto in One Movement
Florence B. Price featuring Lulu Liu, Piano

Gaelic Symphony (Symphony in E-Minor, Op. 32)
Amy Beach


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Celebrating Anniversaries: Beethoven and TMCO

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7pm
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Zilkha Hall

PROGRAM

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (The Pastoral Symphony)
Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major (The Emperor Concerto)
Ludwig van Beethoven featuring Artem Kuznetsov, Piano