Category Archives: Shows

Upcoming Gigs

January 29 @ Cézanne Jazz Club with Ralph Stivison (trumpet), Ted Wenglinsky (piano), Andrew Gordon (bass), and Chuck Payne (drums). Showtimes 9 pm and 11 pm.

February 8 “Heavy Metal” The low-brass faculty recital at University of Houston Moore’s Opera House. 7:30 PM

Houston Grand Opera “Tosca” – January 22, January 30, February 3, February 5  – all at 7.30 pm, and February 7 – 2 pm at the Brown Theater, Wortham Center.

January  31 – “Jazz Mass” at Trinity Episcopal Church-  10 am with Matt Lemmler sextet.

February 20 – “Mozart Requiem” @ St John the Divine Episcopal Church, River Oaks Blvd, 7.30 pm.

Houston Ballet – February 25, 27, March 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 19, 20 at 7.30 pm – March 6, 7, 14, 21 2 pm at the Brown Theater, Wortham Center.

March 27  – Jones Hall show w/ Marvin Hamlish and Joel Gray.  8 pm

Houston Grand Opera – “Queen of Spade” Apr 16, 24, 28, and May 1 all at 7.30 pm, Apr 18 2 pm at the Brown Theater, Wortham Center.  Purchase tickets here

Houston Grand Opera – “Tosca” at Miller Outdoor Theatre May 21, 22 8 pm. (Free!) More info here


Cactus Music CD Release Party!!!!!!


Are you tired of hearing the same Muzak in every store you go into while you do your holiday gift shopping????  Well, allow me to offer a respite in your present collections.  Come by Cactus Music, located at 2110 Portsmouth Street Houston, TX 77098 (713) 526-9272 this Saturday, December 19th from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm and enjoy some live music while you shop.  Join me, Warren Sneed, Paul Chester, Thomas Helten, and Joel Fulgham at Cactus with refreshments provided by St. Armold’s Brewing Company. Pick up a copy of Slide Side! Hope to see you there!


The Producers


Start Date: 2009-07-24
End Date: 2009-08-02
Time: Varies. Check listings.
Location: Masquerade Theatre at Zilka Hall at the Hobby Center
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Description: A down-on-his-luck producer and his meek accountant discover that they could conceivably make more money on a show that flops than on a successful production, and so they set out to find and produce the worst possible musical imaginable (and make millions of dollars for themselves along the way).


Lohengrin performed by Houston Grand Opera


Start Time: 06:30 PM
Brown Theater, 501 Texas St, Houston, TX‎
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Description: One secret protects one great love in Wagner’s mystical romantic opera. Celebrated Wagnerian tenor Simon O’Neill makes his Houston Grand Opera debut as the knight Lohengrin, whose pure love is threatened by common human greed.


June 22-July 1: Intensive Jazz Workshop

Title: June 22-July 1: Intensive Jazz Workshop
Location: American Festival for the Arts
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Description: AFA’s Intensive Jazz Workshop offers performance opportunities in large and small ensembles, courses in jazz theory and history, instruction in arranging, composing and improvisation as well as master classes on all instruments. Students study and rehearse a wide range of jazz literature and a broad diversity of jazz styles. The program culminates with performances at venues around the city.
Start Date: 2009-06-22
End Date: 2009-07-01


June 16-26: Cabaret

Title: June 16-26: Cabaret
Location: Theater Under The Stars
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Description: The decadent world of 1930s Berlin comes to life in this Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece. An English nightclub singer, an American writer, a German landlady and a Jewish shopkeeper find their destinies linked and their futures uncertain as the Nazis struggle to overthrow Germany.
Start Date: 2009-06-16
End Date: 2009-06-26


May 1-9: Brief Encounter – Previn – World Premiere

Title: Brief Encounter – Previn – Wold Premiere
Location: Houston Grand Opera
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Description: Houston Grand Opera presents the world premiere of André Previn’s Brief Encounter, based on David Lean’s classic film adaptation of a play by Noël Coward. An honest and compassionate look at emotional infidelity, Brief Encounter stars Elizabeth Futral and Nathan Gunn as Laura and Alec, the couple torn between love and loyalty, and Kim Josephson as Laura’s bewildered husband; Patrick Summers conducts.
Start Date: 2009-05-01
End Date: 2009-05-09


April 25: From Bluegrass to Brahms

Title: April 25: From Bluegrass to Brahms
Location: Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road at Highway 290, Houston, Texas
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Description: Unlike the great sorrow of Amadeus Mozart’s unfinished requiem or the operatic and dramatic intensity of the requiem by Guiseppe Verdi, the requiem of Johannes Brahms has been called the “requiem of consolation.” Brahms uses text from the Holy Scriptures emphasizing everlasting joy and the resting peace of departed souls.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2009-04-25