Origin Stories

October 6, 2018
Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University
HOST: Musiqa
6100 Main St. | Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 524-5678
Times: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Admission: Pay-what-you-wish
Area of Town: West University/Rice Village
Free Admission: Yes

Even as borders are built and broken, music has the power to connect cultures. “Origin Stories” explores the mingling of cultures in a program featuring the premiere of Anthony Brandt’s “Songs from the Source: Nine African Folk Songs,” for soprano and ensemble. Musiqa travels to Cuba as Tania León retraces her Havana roots in “A la par,” and to the north, in Pierre Jalbert’s “Crossings,” which imagines the cultural and emotional upheaval his French-Canadian ancestors faced as they migrated to the U.S. Plus, the program includes a reading of new work by acclaimed Houston poet Sarah Cortez.Season Passes starting at $95; General Admission Pay-what-you-wish; limited quantity of $5 Explorer tickets for first-time Musiqa patrons!