Winner of FIVE Awards from the National Endowment for the Arts

Musiqa Remix

WINNER OF FIVE AWARDS FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
DECEMBER 4 and 5, 2012 AT 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m

THE PROGRAM IS FREE TO SCHOOLS. ALL PROGRAM COSTS ARE COVERED, including an in-school workshop, a CD for every classroom, school bus transportation and the downtown performance. To book your school, please contact Annalisa Minnitti at 713: 315-2428 or email annalisa@thehobbycenter.org.

Presented in collaboration with the Alley Theatre and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Your students have been invited to an interactive lecture by an acclaimed music professor at Zilkha Hall. But the Professor is late and two impostors try to take his place. Can they run the "tune collider," give the harmony a "make-over" and keep the "beat box" from exploding? Produced in collaboration with the Alley Theatre, Musiqa takes students inside of pieces of music to show how they're put together. State-of-the-art digital animation helps visually reinforce the concepts. Includes surtitles, so the students can follow along and sing with the lyrics. The interactive program includes a great deal of student participation. No previous musical experience required.

 

Original music by Karim Al-Zand, Anthony Brandt, Pierre Jalbert, Marcus Maroney and Rob Smith
Written and directed by Andrew Hager

Lighting design by Joseph Fertitta
Interactivity design by Andrew Zukoski
Costume design by Clair Hummel
Production Manager Riana Cannetti-Rios

Based on the original production directed by Joe-Angel Babb with lighting design by Nic Philips

Featuring Karol Bennett, soprano; Dennis Arrowsmith, actor; Melissa Marse, piano; Timothy Pitts, bass; Peter Pirotte, trumpet; Briana J. Resa, actor; Michael Webster, clarinet; and Blake Wilkins, percussion

 

Recommended for grades 4-9

2012 PERFORMANCES: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 and 5 at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

THE PROGRAM IS FREE TO SCHOOLS. ALL PROGRAM COSTS ARE COVERED, including an in-school workshop, a CD for every classroom, school bus transportation and the downtown performance.

To book your school, please contact Annalisa Minnitti at 713: 315-2428 or email annalisa@thehobbycenter.org.

Major support for Musiqa is provided by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, the Brown Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund, Anne and Albert Chao, the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Aubrey & Sylvia Farb Community Service Fund of Congregation Emanu El, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, the Houston Endowment, the Houston Music Hall Association, R. Stan and Reinnette Marek, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Simmons Foundation, the Strake Foundation, Target, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Vaughn Foundation and the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Family Foundation.

Photos by Bill Klemm and Cressandra Thibideaux