Libi Lebel, Music Director
Texas Medical Center Orchestra Marks 15th Year this March
Will perform with KIPP Generations Choir; Continues Gran Fondo Race Partnership
(HOUSTON, TX – Jan. 28) – The Texas Medical Center Orchestra (TMCO) will mark its 15th anniversary of performing in Houston at its upcoming March 1, 2015 concert, which will take place at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater at 5:00 pm. On March 29, 2015 TMCO will continue its participation in the TWFG Insurance Services Gran Fondo: Texas TMCO charity bike ride, which will take place in The Woodlands.
Continuing the Margaret Alkek Williams 2014-15 Concert Series, each composer featured was born 150 years ago, in 1865, thus the title of the concert is “Club 150”. The concert will feature Sebelius' Finlandia, with the KIPP Generation Choir, Michael Brown, Music Director; Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto in Eb, with Nathan Nabb, Saxophone; Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice; and Nielsen's Symphony No. 2, “The Four Temperaments.” Dr. Nathan Nabb is an Associate Professor of Saxophone at Stephen F. Austin State University, maintains a national and global schedule, and has played with the Houston and St. Louis Symphonies.
TMCO has worked with various Houston-area schools for several years. This year's partnership with KIPP Generations focuses on the theme of “The Four Temperaments”, as well as breathing life into the music. Illustrating those themes, artwork created by the KIPP Generations students and children participating in the Monart after school program, will be featured outside of the auditorium.
As part of its mission, TMCO partners with medically focused charities each year, to raise awareness and to help raise funds to benefit the charity's effort. For this concert, TMCO will collaborate with the American Lung Association, to bring awareness to lung health and lung disease prevention. TMCO continues its partnership with the Gran Fondo bicycle race, an annual event benefiting TMCO and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A recommended ride for the BP MS150, which will be conducted two weeks later, the Gran Fondo ride will offer routes of 100+, 65+, and 40+ distance. The overall ride will be in the European gran fondo style with interval starts based on skill levels and distances.
The concert begins at 5:00 pm on March 1, 2015. Tickets can be purchased at the Wortham Theater Box Office or online through the TMCO Website at: http://tmcorchestra.org/tickets.html
The Gran Fondo bike race will take place on March 29, 2015. Information and registration can be found at: http://www.granfondotexastmco.com/index.html
Texas Medical Center Orchestra was founded in 2000, and is one of the few community orchestras in the United States to be based in the medical community. Each year, TMCO performs three concerts at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, one at the Crain Garden Lobby of the Houston Methodist Hospital, and several smaller performances at various locations within the Texas Medical Center.
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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 7:00-8:30 PM
Heinen Theatre, Houston Community College
3517 Austin Street
Houston, Texas 77004
Calvin Custer - A Salute to the Big Band
John Williams - Flying theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Lalo Schifrin - Mission Impossible arr. Custer
John Williams - Superman Main Theme
Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 op. 95 "New World"
IV. Allegro con Fuoco