Art Car Parade Retro 1986 is an exhibition by photographer George Hixsonchronicling the events of the first parade in 1986 — on view at MKT Bar atPhoenicia downtown.
Art cars new for 2012 will be on display at the Sneak Peek at Discovery Green.In addition to live music by the Houston Blues Society and children'sactivities, Art Car: The Movie will screen on the hill.
Printmaker Dennis McNett is known for his large 3-D art pieces. This year marksthe first time he will put together an art car, with the help of Burning BonesPress. He will speak about his progress at the Art Car Museum.
Conductor Franz Anton Krager will lead the 95-piece Festival Orchestra in the23rd Annual Texas Music Festival opening concert.
Daniel Hege's program features national sounds from Russian, English, American,Finnish and French origins with the music of Prokofiev, Debussy, VaughanWilliams, Sibelius and Barber.
Photo by Christian Steiner
Lavard Skou-Larsen leads a playbill of "German Masters" with Strauss' Death andTransfiguration, Brahms' Symphony No. 3 in F Major and the concerto of choice ofthe Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition winner.
The orchestra concert series closes with Sir Colin Davis' protégé, Spanishconductor Josep Caballé-Domenech. The program includes Dukas' The Sorcerer’sApprentice and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.