- Dates: August 29, 2021
- Location: Ballroom At Bayou Place
- Address: 500 Texas Avenue
- Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Price: Tickets: $100 (tickets include brunch and entertainment)
- Admission: Tickets: $100 (tickets include brunch and entertainment)
- Area of Town: Downtown
The Conrad O. Johnson Music & Fine Arts Foundation’s annual scholarship brunch and concert featuring entertainment by Trombonist Steve Turre, Guitarist Joe Carmouche and the talents of its Regional Youth Orchestra.
Proceeds from the event benefit The Conrad O. Johnson Education, Scholarship and Outreach Program which directly benefits its youth orchestra. The nonprofit formed the youth orchestra to provide students from underserved communities with access to arts education.
Who: The Conrad O. Johnson Music and Fine Arts Foundation (COJMFAF)
Artist-In-Residence Joe Carmouche
Trombonist Steve Turre
COJMFAF’s Regional Youth Orchestra
When: Sunday, August 29, 2021, 2:00 PM
Where: The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Ave. at Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002.
Why: The Conrad O. Johnson Regional Youth Orchestra (CRYO) has a history of rousing performances at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, the New York City Jazz Festival in Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center for the performing Arts in Washington D.C., as well as Cross Cultural Concerts and Education Tours in Torrance and Los Angeles, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. Running solely on donations, the nonprofit relies on the support of the local Houston community to continue its efforts of providing arts education to students in need.
The Regional Youth Orchestra is a subsidiary of The Conrad O. Johnson Music and Fine Arts Foundation (COJMFAF). The orchestra is comprised of students ages 10-18 from Houston area, many of whom come from underserved communities. COJMFAF, as part of its primary mission, formed this orchestra to provide a rich, and extraordinary experience for students who otherwise might not be able to explore music on their own, and ultimately, reap academic benefits that have proven to go together with pursuit of musical and artistic excellence.