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Foundation for Modern Music presents the annual Avalon International Competition for Composers, which celebrates new, exciting, and highly original contemporary music rooted in the classical tradition by both young and more-established composers.

The competition concert showcases the quality of Houston performing artists and ensembles who relish the challenge of learning and presenting works of great difficulty.

Through the competition, the Foundation for Modern Music honors its late artistic director, Robert Avalon, who helped develop and initiate several important new projects for the foundation - including this competition for composers.

The program will feature works by Chia Ren Cher, Carolina Bragg, Kai-Young Chen, José Hernandez, Bryan Stanley, and Jacob Dalager; and a special performance of "Tanao Songs" by Mary-Carol Warwick (lyrics by Lois Alba).

Performers will include Apollo Chamber Players - Anabel Ramirez-Detrick &Oleg Sulyga (violins), Tonya Burton (viola), and Matthew Dudzik (cello); Erik Gronfor (bass), John C Parker (trumpet), Richard Harris (trumpet), Ian Mayton (horn), Brian Logan (trombone), David Kirk (tuba), Travon Walker (tenor), Shannon Hesse (piano), Alexander Potiomkin (bass clarinet), Christopher French (cello), Marc Rosenberg (guitar), Julia Fox (soprano), Anne Leek (oboe), and Paul Boyd (piano)

Foundation for Modern Music presents the annual Avalon International Competition for Composers, which celebrates new, exciting, and highly original contemporary music rooted in the classical tradition by both young and more-established composers.

The competition concert showcases the quality of Houston performing artists and ensembles who relish the challenge of learning and presenting works of great difficulty.

Through the competition, the Foundation for Modern Music honors its late artistic director, Robert Avalon, who helped develop and initiate several important new projects for the foundation - including this competition for composers.

The program will feature works by Chia Ren Cher, Carolina Bragg, Kai-Young Chen, José Hernandez, Bryan Stanley, and Jacob Dalager; and a special performance of "Tanao Songs" by Mary-Carol Warwick (lyrics by Lois Alba).

Performers will include Apollo Chamber Players - Anabel Ramirez-Detrick &Oleg Sulyga (violins), Tonya Burton (viola), and Matthew Dudzik (cello); Erik Gronfor (bass), John C Parker (trumpet), Richard Harris (trumpet), Ian Mayton (horn), Brian Logan (trombone), David Kirk (tuba), Travon Walker (tenor), Shannon Hesse (piano), Alexander Potiomkin (bass clarinet), Christopher French (cello), Marc Rosenberg (guitar), Julia Fox (soprano), Anne Leek (oboe), and Paul Boyd (piano)

WHEN

WHERE

MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
https://matchouston.org/events/2022/avalon-international-competition-composers-concert

TICKET INFO

$30

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