Musicians of the Houston Symphony

Our final Music in the Sky Concert of the 2018/19 Season is our Charity Concert benefiting The YMCA Children's Academy at Wisdom High School.

Our final 2018-19 Music in the Sky concert is April 28th!

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The remaining date for the 2018-19 season is our MITS Charity Concert - EDUCATION for the NEXT GENERATION - on April 28.

Building on last year’s successful concert of chamber music with piano which raised funds to donate to Angela House, we will dedicate our 2019 MITS Charity Concert to The YMCA Children's Academy at Wisdom High School. Tickets are $50 per person and are available now. Seating is limited and going fast.

A Spotlight on YMCA Children's Academy at Wisdom High School

In 2009 the YMCA of Greater Houston made it their mission to increase the graduation rate for students who attend Houston Independent School District. As a result, the YMCA Children's Academy at Wisdom High School was created. Their mission is to keep young, teen age mothers in school and help them to obtain a high school diploma by providing an on-site early child care program. Wisdom High School is a United Way Bright Beginnings program. The child care program is located in a classroom designed specifically for infant, toddler, and preschool children and is licensed through the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Child Care Licensing. Wisdom High School opened a beautiful new campus and the space for child care is terrific. The program operates with the school calendar and last summer was opened for summer school. They accept infants age 6 weeks through 3 years although they are seeking to increase the age to 5 years.

This concert will take place at the Steinway Selection Center, 401 Louisiana Street.

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    Interplay - Musicians of the Houston Symphony

    Interplay - Musicians of the Houston Symphony - seeks to develop personal interaction between the residents of the Greater Houston area and the Houston Symphony Orchestra musicians in order to enrich the cultural and artistic experience for both.

    Since 2010 Interplay has presented the popular "Music in the Sky" series of chamber music concerts performed by Houston Symphony musicians and friends. The concert series is held at its home, The Live Oaks Friends Meeting in the Houston Heights. Until 2016 concerts were at the Chase Tower Sky Lobby in downtown Houston.

    Starting 2018, Interplay has a new initiative - a yearly fund raising concert for another charity. The 2017/18 season concert was titled "A Celebration of Women" and was held at the Steinway Selection Center in downtown Houston. It benefited Angela House. The 2018/19 MITS Charity Concert recipient will be The YMCA Children's Academy at Wisdom High School.

    Donations received by M.O.T.H.S. are used for projects that will have a lasting impact on music in our community. A small portion of donations go toward the expense of facilitating these concerts. M.O.T.H.S. is a qualified 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

    All of the musicians donate their time and professional services to organize and perform for these events.

    How does Music in the Sky work?

    "Music in the Sky", the popular concert series brought to you by the Musicians of the Houston Symphony is celebrating its third season at the Live Oaks Friends Meeting in the Houston Heights.

    The concerts, performed by members of the Houston Symphony with the James Turrell Meeting House installations as a centerpiece, create musical synergy with a visual ambiance. The audience is limited to the first 100 RSVPs, allowing the listeners to experience music making in an up-close, unique setting, as well as to interact with the performers. Together, audience and performers foster an enriching cultural and artistic adventure.

    There is a waitlist for those who RSVP after the first 100 people. Unclaimed seats will be released 5 minutes in advance of the concert. Those on the waitlist can then fill the unclaimed seats, first come, first served. You must RSVP and bring your waitlist ticket to the concert.

    Our programs include approximately an hour's worth of music, with ample time before, between, and after the performances for questions and audience interaction with the musicians. There is no entry fee, although a suggested donation of $15.00 to help support The Musicians of the Houston Symphony, Inc. projects will be accepted online or at the door.

    Please note that filling out the RSVP and donating to Interplay are two different things. Our web site is set up so that you can do both at once, or separately, for your convenience - however, a donation to Interplay is not a RSVP to a concert, and will not mean that your position on any waitlist will be improved. All monies raised through donation to Interplay are used for Houston Symphony projects that will have a lasting impact on live classical music in our community.

    Interplay - Musicians of the Houston Symphony, Inc.

    5300 N. Braeswood -4 PMB-136
    Houston, TX 77096-3317

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