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Foundation for Modern Music Third Annual Premieres Concert series "Cultural Ambassadors"

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Foundation for Modern Music's Third Annual Premieres Concert celebrates internationally acclaimed works by composer Virko Baley and visual artist David Adickes. The afternoon program inclu


Foundation for Modern Music presents "Navidad Latina: Celebrating the Holiday Music and Traditions of Latin America and Spain"

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Foundation for Modern Music presents the third annual "Navidad Latina: Celebrating the Holiday Music and Traditions of Latin America and Spain" at the MFAH.  Unlike holiday c


Seventh Annual Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers Finalists Concert

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Could the next Jake Heggie, John Adams, or Philip Glass hail from Houston? With submissions from around the world, the Finalists Concert is the signature event of the Foundation for Modern Music


Foundation for Modern Music's Premiere Concert Series

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Continuing its mission of bringing Houston exciting and interesting programs, Foundation for Modern Music's Premiere Concert Series will feature two world premieres.  Australian compos


Foundation for Modern Music presents "Music for Peace: Shouts, Cries, Prayers"

Rothko Chapel

The search for peace takes on many forms. A few brave souls protest individually at great risk to themselves for the end of war, oppression, hate and injustice. When voices join they gather strengt


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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events, including a Santa Hustle

By Joel Luks

Will the end of the world arrive before Christmas? Time, little more than one day to be exact, will tell. Whether you are a believer in apocalyptic prophecies or not, it behooves everyone to e ...


Foundation for Modern Music

A composer's legacy lives on: Robert Avalon new music competition hosts winners concert

By Joel Luks

Had composer Robert Avalon lived to witness the first contemporary classical music composition competition that he started to organize back in 2004, he would been thrilled at the outcome. Had he li ...


Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers Concert

After a modest beginning the competition has evolved to become an important event in modern music and Houston's most important modern music event of the year. Today, the competition attracts en


Foundation for Modern Music Premiere

Akhenaten soars with Mohammed Fairouz's throbbing grooves & distinct cultural interpretation

By Joel Luks

If Superman soared east past Michael Daugherty's Oh, Lois! from his Metropolis Symphony, he would surely find himself in the musical world of Mohammed Fairouz's Akhenate ...


Foundation for Modern Music Commission

Beyond poems and prayers: Mohammed Fairouz's Akhenaten celebrates young people affecting change and paying the price for it

By Joel Luks

Counterpoint is the musical idiom of a plural, global society. Unlike modulations, inversions, augmentations and retrograde manipulations, each line of the polyphonic texture safeguards its individ ...


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