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Soul-Stirring Strings

Join the Houston New Arts Movement for an evening of the lyrical and resonant sound of the cello.  “Soul-Stirring Strings,” the second concert in our “Journeys and Dreams” season, will feature some of the greatest works written for cello and piano.  These masterpieces bring to life the sonorous and robust qualities of an instrument close in range and dynamic to our own human voice, and thus, one of the most expressive of instruments.

The concert features French composer, Gabriel Faure’s Cello Sonata No. 1, Op. 109, a dramatic, passionate, and lyrical work.  It begins with piercing percussive gestures in the piano, over a furious and pointed cello line, and drifts into sweet and soaring melodies.  The work’s melodies continually reach upward in leaping gestures and contrast with long lyrical melodies in the more relaxed sections.  Though many of his other works for smaller ensembles are often more consistently melodic and restrained, Faure’s command of dramatic composition is on full display in this work.

The concert also features Brahms’ Cello Sonata in E minor, the first sonata Brahms wrote for two instruments.  He began the work before he was thirty years of age.  The Cello Sonata is deeply rooted in the past, in contrast to the Third Piano Sonata, Op. 5, completed shortly before this work, a youthful and stormy work.  Bach harkens back to the sounds of Beethoven, and even, at one point, quotes Contrapunctis 13, from Bach’s Art of Fugue.  This, quote in the last movement, almost creates the illusion that we are traveling back in time as the Sonata progresses.

Additionally works by David Popper and Cesar Franck will be featured.  We hope to see you at this celebration of the beautiful and sonorous sound of the cello.

Saturday, June 8th,

7:00 PM

St. Cyril of Alexandria,

10503 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77042

Tickets available at the door.

Friday, June 14th,

7:00 PM

Houston Piano Company

5600 W. 13th St.

Houston, TX 77008

Tickets available at the door.

Friday, July 12th,

7:00 PM

St. Anne Catholic Church

1111 S Cherry St.

Tomball, TX 77375

Admission is for a donation:




The September 9th performance at Houston Piano Company has been canceled due to Hurricane Harvey.  Our previously scheduled September 2nd performance at St. Cyril of Alexandria has been rescheduled to September 30th at 7 PM. Please join us at that time for a Hurricane Harvey relief concert.  Funds will be donated to West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) providing relief for victims of the storm.  If you have already purchased tickets for any of the previously scheduled World Journeys concerts, they will be considered admission for our September 30th concert or you can contact us (info@artsmove.net) for a refund, and we will be happy to assist you.

Join the Houston New Arts Movement for a night of music, food, and artwork that celebrates the various cultures of the world, and celebrates our home city of Houston: one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the nation.
 
Come hear compositional masters of Czech, French, American, and Argentinian music. Join musicians, Adam Vincent Clay (pianist, and founder), Rachel McCarthy Clay (pianist), violinists Laura Cividino and Luis Ramirez as we bring to life Dvorak’s great Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81. “Dvorak’s Piano Quintet is full of Czech dances rhythms, sweeping romantic gestures, gorgeous melodies, passages of virtuosity, motoric, rhythmic drive… basically everything you could ask for in a large chamber work.” says founder, Adam Vincent Clay.  Soak in the beautiful and intense sounds of William Bolcom’s ragtime music for piano. Savor the intricacies of music by Ravel, once called the “Swiss watchmaker” by Stravinsky.
 
HNAM continues its season of Reflections, bringing back repertoire they have performed in previous seasons as well as new repertoire that explores the same themes as those seasons.

September 30th,

7:00 PM

St. Cyril of Alexandria,

10503 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77042

Tickets available at the door.


Take a moment to reflect with us.

Join us for a season of music and the other arts that reflects on political oppression, multiculturalism, transformation, and reflection itself!  We celebrate some of our previous seasons, bringing you performances of music we have refined over the years, along with new repertoire in our 2017 season, Reflections.


Images, Dreams, and Impressions: Music from France

Saturday April 9th, 7:30 PM

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church Join us on the next leg of our World Journey’s series to France!  In this concert, we explore the music of great French composers Faure, Ravel, Debussy, Cesar Franck, and others.  Visual artwork from local Houston artist Vena Ashley will be on display, and French cuisine will be available.  Get your tickets today for a discount!  Our second performance will be at Houston Piano Company in the Heights!  Visit our events page for more info! We have a new member Leah Ann Brashear, who will be singing vocal works on this concert.  Read more about her on our ensemble page!