Events

Transformations

Explore three composers who have transformed the way audiences hear and experience music.  Transformations explores the music of Beethoven, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Alfred Schnittke: composers who wrote music in a distinctive personal style that also tends to transcend the personal, touching on universal human experience and emotion.

Beethoven took the musical forms and sounds of his time and transformed them into larger and more emotionally expressive works, predicting the Romantic movement to come.  Shostakovich, living around the turn of the 20th century in Russia, was faced with the policing of music under Stalin’s reign.  With his powerful unique style of expressing sarcasm, depression, angst, and other emotions under the guise of traditionalism and nationalism, Shostakovich transformed the bleakness of a ban on the arts, into a veiled musical war against the oppressive forces of the regime.  Catching the tail end of Stalin’s oppression, Schnittke takes personal emotional expression and the technical limits of the instruments to their extremes, transforming music by combining many various style elements together into his own unique and gripping voice.  While Shostakovich’s music expresses pain, Schnittke’s goes further in this direction, but ultimately arrives at a mysterious redemption, or at least surrender to mystery.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear great works of Beethoven, Shostakovich, and the rarely-performed, Schnittke.

Saturday, May 27th,

7:00 PM

St. Cyril of Alexandria,

10503 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77042

(Tickets available at the door)

Saturday, June 3rd,

7:00 PM

Houston Piano Company

5600 W. 13th St.

Houston, TX 77008

(Tickets available at the door)


PlusFest: The Everything plus Poetry Festival

Join the Houston New Arts Movement as they present a variety of classical music at PlusFest poetry festival.

Plus Fes+: The Everything plus Poetry Festival is a one-day interdisciplinary art event that celebrates raw, innovative, and high-caliber artistic experience and will highlight spoken-word poetry. Plus Fes+ aims to break down barriers around artistic disciplines so that new works can be created. The one-day festival will position spoken-word artists on a level playing field with local visual artists, videographers, DJ’s, musicians, and others to create new works and will showcase the work through a variety of innovative platforms. The goal of Plus Fes+ is interactive impact; the festival will feature poetic photo booths, poetry slams, art installations, and speed writing buskers. By offering a wide variety of entry points, the festival will change the participant’s perception of poetry.

Saturday, May 27th,

3:30 PM

Eperson Gallery

1201 Fannin St., Ste. 131

Houston, TX 77002

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Lost Voices: Passion and Perseverance

The Houston New Arts Movement presents Lost Voices: Passion and Perseverance, the first concert of the 2017  season Reflections.  In a recreation of HNAM’s debut performance in Houston, come hear music from composers under, and affected by, the reign of Stalin in Russia.  Many of these works were lost for a time, and were recovered recently.  These composers, despite government oppression, found their unique voices during the beginning of the twentieth century.  Under Russia’s Zhdanov doctrine, art and culture were policed heavily, causing some composers to flee for America, and others to fight to survive in their homeland.  Come hear the wealth of creativity that flourished amidst a harsh political climate.  Artwork from local visual artists will be on display.

Friday, March 10th,

7:00 PM

Houston Piano Company,

5600 W. 13th St.

Houston, TX 77008

(Tickets available at the door)

If you are a student or teacher at Houston Piano Company, please contact us for special pricing.

Saturday, January 21st,

7:00 PM

St. Cyril of Alexandria,

10503 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77042

(Tickets available at the door)

Friday, January 27th,

7:00 PM

Houston Piano Company,

5600 W. 13th St.

Houston, TX 77008

(Tickets available at the door)


World Journeys: Local Echoes

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Saturday, September 3rd, 7:00 PM

St. Cyril of Alexandria on 10503 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042

Come hear works from four composers from our own city, as we bring our World Journeys season to a close!  Diverse sets of pieces by Joel Love, Robert Nelson, Ben Morris, and our founder Adam Vincent Clay will be brought to you, along with video interviews from the composers.  Rachel McCarthy Clay, Cony Ruiz Tamez, Will Kremer, and Adam Vincent Clay will be performing in this celebration of our great city and the wealth of creativity it holds.

Saturday, September 10th, 7:00 PM

Join us again for a celebration of Houston composers Joel Love, Robert Nelson, Ben Morris, and our founder Adam Vincent clay, in the season finale of “World Journeys.”  This performance will take place in the intimate setting of the Houston Piano Company. Seating is limited for this performance so purchase your tickets today!

TICKETS available at THE DOOR

 


Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages!

Enjoy a FREE night of music, while you shop, supporting two nonprofits!

Wednesday, July 27th, 6 PM – 8 PM

Ten Thousand Villages, 2424 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005

Come browse the beautiful craftsmanship and art from various countries at Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Night!  Enjoy a FREE night of music while you shop, and 15% of the sales will support our future outreach to bring classical music to more locations and parts of the city.

Come support two nonprofits, and hear music from various cultures, in preparation for the final concert of our World Journeys season, which will present music of composers in Houston.


Images Dreams and Impressions: Music from France

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Saturday, April 9th, 7:30 PM

Houston Piano Company, 1600 W. 13th St, Houston, TX 77008

Explore the music of France again with us, this time in the intimate setting of Houston Piano Company’s Grand Recital Hall. We will be performing works of Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, César Franck, Maurice Ravel again.  We also be joined by vocalist Leah Ann Brashear who will perform songs from Claude Debussy, Charles Koechlin, & Gabriel Fauré.  Seating is limited for this event so get your tickets today!

Listen to our KUHA preview for the concert HERE!

Saturday, March 19th, 7 PM

St. Cyril of Alexandria on 10503 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042

Vive la France! Explore the sounds of France from Romanticism, Impressionism, and the 20th century.  Join us for a night with the music of Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, César Franck, Maurice Ravel, and others in this celebration of France’s great contributions to classical music.  Local Houstonian and visual artist Vena Ashley will be displaying a series of mixed media artwork inspired by France, and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the artist’s reception after the event.


Classical Origins: Germany and Italy

Celebrate music from the birth countries of the classics!

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Saturday, October 10th, 7 PM

St. Cyril of Alexandria on 10503 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042

Germany and Italy have gifted us with some of the greatest composers of all time.  Journey with us through the music of these artists who sought depth in beauty in their craft, as we share the wealth of their cultures.


World Journeys: The American Dream

July 18th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

10503 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042

Journey with us as we explore the music, poetry, artwork of our home country in “The American Dream”, the third concert in our World Journeys season.  Don’t miss the diverse music that has come from our country since it’s beginnings, and join us for the artists reception with culinary treats from our home country.

Online ticket sales are now CLOSED!

Please purchase your ticket at the door: $15.  Thank you!

Advanced ticket sales ended 7/17/15


World Journeys: The Spirit of Tango

May 16th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

10503 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042

Spirit of Tango

Join us on our next adventure in our “World Journeys” season, “The Spirit of Tango”.  In each leg of the World Journeys season we will explore the music, art and culinary experience of various cultures that make Houston, the most ethnically diverse city in the nation!  The composers featured honor the strong Spanish, and South American influence in our city.


World Journeys: Special SOLO piano concert – Rachmaninoff & Chopin

March 14th, 7 PM

10503 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042

Join Adam Vincent Clay and guest visual artists for the first concert of World Journeys: A musical pilgrimage through Houston, the most racially and ethnically diverse city in the nation.

Tickets are $15 at the door.


Transformation Trilogy III: Surpassing with Schnittke

May 17th – @ 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Main St., Pasadena, TX 77506

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Presentation on HNAM at Lonestar College – CyFair

February 20, 2014 – @ 1:30 – 3:00 PM

9191 Barker-Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433


Improvisations at AvantGarden

January 27, 2014 – @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM

411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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Bassist Damon Smith, clarinetist Alauna Rubin, and pianist Adam Vincent Clay create music on the spot at AvantGarden.


Transformation Trilogy II: Surviving with Shostakovich

January 18, 2014 – @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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10503 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042

St. Cyril of Alexandria Church

Join us at St. Cyril of Alexandria for a night of works by Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich as

the second part of our Transformation Trilogy concert series.  Artwork will be on display again, we will have a poetic introduction of poetry by Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 4:00-6:00 PM

2615 Southwest Fwy #220, Houston, TX 77098

Dowling Music

Houston New Arts Movement members Laura Cividino, Cony Ruiz, and Adam Vincent Clay perform works by the Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich, in an evening of artwork, poetry, and music.  The compositions on the program express the bold individuality and emotional prowess of a composer who lived in a harsh political climate of constant transformation.  His music explores emotions as deep as grief, sarcasm, and the frightening prospect of losing one’s life

Surviving with Shostakovich is an invitation into the composers’ inner world that allows us to transform our perspectives on the challenging circumstances we all face.


Holiday Concerts

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Salon Concert

Concert of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite for solo piano with Adam Vincent Clay.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Concert

House concert of classical music in the Heights with Adam Vincent Clay.


Transformation Trilogy: Beginning with Beethoven

Beginning with Beethoven at St. Cyril of Alexandria

Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM

10503 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042

St. Cyril of Alexandria Church

If you missed us at Dowling Music, join us for our second performance of Beethoven.  If you were with us last time, join us for an encore! Houston New Arts Movement members Adam V. Clay, Cony R. Tamez, and Laura Cividino will perform Beethoven at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church for the second time as the first part of the Transformation Trilogy concert series.  This concert will be for donation.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 4:00 – 6:00 PM

2615 Southwest Fwy #220, Houston, TX 77098

Dowling Music

Houston New Arts Movement members Adam V. Clay, Cony R. Tamez, and Laura Cividino perform Beethoven at Dowling Music as the first part of the Transformation Trilogy concert series.

Hear our interview of the performers on Houston’s KUHA (91.7 FM) or download the interview.


Easter Vigil Service

Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 8:00 – 11:00 PM &
Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:30 – 11:30 AM

1111 S Cherry St, Tomball, TX 77375 (St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tomball)

Houston New Arts Movement member Adam V. Clay performs bilingual music for Easter Vigil.


Rehearsal and Performance Education

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 10:00AM

7425 Louetta Road, Houston, TX 77379 (KLEB Intermediate School)

Houston New Arts Movement member Adam V. Clay teach 28 middle school students to perform.


A Little Night Music – AvantGarden

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM

411 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006 (AvantGarden)

Houston New Arts Movement members Adam V. Clay and Kathy Fay provided improvised night music. Kathy Fay and Adam V. Clay will play night music with improvised and prepared harp and piano along with field recordings. News from Free Press Houston.


“In C” – In The Rice Village

Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM

2424 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005

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HNAM performed Terry Riley’s “In C” and, other classical pieces,and improvised music for the Aug. 25th outside 10,000 Villages in the Rice Village.


“In C” – White Linen Nights

Saturday, August 4, 2012 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM

The Heights @ Houston, TX

A parade performance of Terry Riley’s “In C” performed by a rolling ensemble including art canvas. See our short clip of our amazing show:


“In C” – Canyon Lakes

Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM

11655 Canyon Green Dr, Houston, TX (Canyon Lakes Community Center)

A performance of Terry Riley’s “In C” performed by a rolling ensemble including art canvas performed at the Canyon Lakes Community Center.

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Fundraising Dinner Music

Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM

10503 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042 (St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church)

Houston New Arts Movement members perform classical music for the fundraising dinner at St. Cyril’s.


Improvised Music in the Rice Village

Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 4:00 – 7:00 PM

2424A Rice Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77005 (Ten Thousand Villages)

Improvised background music by the Houston New Arts Movement.


Liturgy Music

Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 5:00 – 7:00 PM

18300 St John Dr, Nassau Bay, TX 77058 (Christus St. John Hospital)

A two-hour liturgy concert performed at the Christus St. John Hospital. Come to the Water by John Foley will be performed.


Saturdays in Summer! – Celebrate Men at Ten Thousand Villages

Saturday, June 25, 2011

2424A Rice Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77005 (Ten Thousand Villages)

We celebrated the men in our lives this Saturday. We offered shopping with a man to save 10% off your purchase – plus there was free jazz, sangria, and snacks!


Saturdays in Summer! – Great Summer Party at Ten Thousand Villages

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2424A Rice Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77005 (Ten Thousand Villages)

The theme was Great Summer Parties and we featured our cookbooks, housewares, and summer picnic items that made our summer party a smashing success.

Adam V. Clay performed to set the mood for a great summer party as everyone shopped and partook in snacks and sips of refreshing sangria.


Night Improvisations

Thursday, May 19, 2011

3801 Polk St, Houston, TX (Super Happy Fun Land)

A solo piano concert by Adam V. Clay.


HNAM premiere concert – Lost Voices: Passion and Perseverance

Saturday, July 17th, 2010 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM

2615 SW Fwy, Houston, TX (Dowling Music)

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The Houston New Arts Movement (HNAM), the premiere ensemble in the Houston Area for new innovative classical concerts including art and music, presents its premiere concert “Lost Voices: Passion and Perseverance”. Founder and pianist Adam V. Clay and cellist Dan Tobin bring to life the spirit of composers under and affected by the reign of Stalin in Russia. Come here the revival of these amazing individuals’ powerful music lost in a time of crisis. Visual artwork from HNAM members will be on display, and poetry from the era will be read to provide listeners with an engaging experience not to be missed.

The first public performance of Lost Voices, with Cellist, Dan Tobin, and pianist Adam V. Clay was be at Dowling Music. Themed art were on display at the concert.

The news is out on what an amazing performance Lost Voices was!

Houston Press – Lost Voices: Passion & Preserverance

Listen to an interview with us on NPR’s KUHF on The Front Row or
download the entire interview.


Preview of HNAM premiere concert – Lost Voices: Passion and Perseverance on KUHF’s The Front Row

Friday, July 16, 2010

HNAM was interviewed by Houston’s NPR station on July 16th at noon. Houston New Arts Movement performed selections from the concert that occurred on July 17th at Dowling Music. Hear the radio interview on 88.7 KUHF FM’s site. or download the interview in MP3 format.


Chinese-themed Music at Village at Tanglewood

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 4:00 – 5:00 PM

1600 Augusta Drive, Houston, Texas 77057 (Village at Tanglewood)

Chinese-themed music performed by Houston New Arts Movement at Village at Tanglewood retirement home.


50th Anniversary Celebration of St. Catherine of Siena

Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM

10688 Shadow Wood Dr, Houston, TX 77043 (St. Catherine of Siena)

Classical piano performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.