Introducing the
2015-2016 Season

Can you believe we’re only a year shy of being the big twenty? This year we’ve brought back some familiar faces and are excited to announce some brand new ones. Single tickets go on sale starting August 17, 2015!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Dons & Divas: Ariapalooza!

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Sam Houston State University Opera presents Ariapalooza! – an afternoon of opera favorites performed by SHSU students, alumni and faculty.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

The Hit Men… Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

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An amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring former members of these mega-star acts performing all of your favorite songs.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Toms’ Fun Band presents “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

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Tom’s Fun Band uses music and comedy to make learning about preserving our natural resources fun and thought provoking.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

Zoya Shuhatovich, piano

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With her program entitled, Romantic Piano, Ms. Shuhatovich will perform the music of romantic composers Schubert, Debussy, and Chopin.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

ArtsPower’s production of Dog Loves Books

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Louise Yates New York Times best seller comes to life in ArtsPower’s newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) Brass

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The ROCO Brass Quintet comprises George Chase, trumpet; Jason Adams, trumpet; Gavin Reed, horn; Thomas Hulten, trombone; and Ilan Morganstern, bass trombone.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

John Cassidy – Comedy, Magic & Really Weird Things with Balloons

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John Cassidy is a comedian, magician and Guinness World Record Holding Balloon Sculptor. Recommended for Pre K+.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

The Kingston Trio Christmas

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Celebrate the holidays with The Kingston Trio. Performing many of the songs from their beloved Christmas album, “The Last Month of the Year”.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8

Joseph Fuller, piano, with Samuel Schultz, baritone

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The program will include holiday favorites from Joseph Fuller’s album, “Christmastime”. Acclaimed opera singer, Samuel Schultz, will share his interpretations of holiday classics.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

The Houston Symphony

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Our very own Houston Symphony, with a guest conductor, will be back for a special New Year’s Eve concert.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 9

Doktor Kaboom in LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour!

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Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. Recommended for ages 3+.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

Texas Guitar Quarter

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The Texas Guitar Quartet members bring their unique passions and talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

Impande Ye Africa presents “Sing Along Africa”

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Students visit historical places, identify resources in different countries, and learn the languages and cultures of different tribes such as Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa, Tswana and Swahili.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

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NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®‐winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Rob Landes Trio

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Houstonian Rob Landes and his trio will delight you with the music of Richard Rodgers and share stories of his brilliant life.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

“A World of Song”

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Students from Klein, Klein Collins, Klein Oak, and Tomball high schools join to perform the 16th annual “A World of Song,” with guest conductor Dr. Pamela Elrod Huffman, SMU Meadows School of the Arts.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 5

Houston Grand Opera’s Opera To Go! production of “The Puffed-Up Prima Donna”

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Opera to Go! will present an original opera surrounding the topic of social cruelty and bullying.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8

Chamber Trio: Valkov, Parashkevov & Fardet

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Three gifted musicians come together for an afternoon of beautiful music: Bulgarian pianist Viktor Valkov, Bulgarian violinist Chavdar Parashkevov, and French cellist Louis-Marie Fardet. Mr. Fardet is a member of the Houston Symphony.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 2

The StepCrew

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StepCrew is brings together three styles of exhilarating dance forms – Ottawa Valley stepdance, Irish stepdance, and Tap. As if dancing weren’t enough, The StepCrew boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an amazing five-piece ensemble.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5

Better Than One Harp Duo

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Duo harpists Jaymee Haefner and Emily Mitchell, aka Better Than One, champion new works written and arranged for two harps.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Percussion One – Drumline/Ensemble

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Houston's premier drumline and percussion group, is comprised of high school students from the greater Houston area.

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TUESDAY, MAY 10

Artina McCain, pianist, and Icy Simpson-Monroe, soprano present “Arts, Art Songs, Spirituals and More”

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Icy Simpson-Monroe and Artina McCain frequently collaborate in concert programs to highlight the works of African American composers through song.

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SATURDAY, MAY 14

Supreme Reflections… A Loving Tribute to Diana Ross & The Supremes

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A loving tribute to the most famous female singing group of all time, THE SUPREMES!

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JUNE 22 — 26

Strings Camp (6th graders)

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The fun and unique Strings Camp is a week long day camp for violin, viola, cello and bass students entering 6th grade in Klein ISD.

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JULY 6 — 10

Summer Strings! Camp (7th & 8th graders)

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Students will participate in full orchestra rehearsal; sectionals for each instrument (violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass); technique classes for each instrument; two electives; a recreation period; and lunch.

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