Musicians of the Houston Symphony

The RSVP for our second Music in the Sky Concert - December 2nd at 7:30pm - is now open. Join us for an exciting program of chamber music.

Our next 2018-19 Music in the Sky concert is December 2nd!

MITS Season 2018-19

We are getting ready for our next Music in the Sky concert on December 2. The remaining dates for the 2018-19 season are February 10 and April 28.

Our second program is curated by Houston Symphony Violinist Annie Chen and Houston Symphony Violist Sheldon Person. It features the sixth movement of Oliver Messiaen's twelve movement work Des Canyons aux Étoiles, written to celebrate the bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence and originally commissioned by Alice Tully. Messiaen visited Bryce Canyon UT while working on Étoiles, and his sound-colour synaesthesia defined tonal language combined with our beautiful performance space is going to be an unforgettable experience. Also on the program is Borodin's 2nd String Quartet, with its famous Notturno movement and one of the most hauntingly beautiful melodies ever written.

Building on last year’s successful concert of chamber music with piano which raised funds to donate to Angela House, we will dedicate our April concert as a fundraiser for yet another local cause, to be disclosed soon.

The December 2nd and February 10th Music in the Sky concerts will be held at our home, the Live Oak Friends Meeting at 1318 W 26 Street, while the final April 28 piano fundraiser 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. This year the concert is titled "A Celebration of Women" and will be held at the Steinway Selection Center in downtown Houston. This year's concert will benefit Angela House.

    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.

    Interplay - Musicians of the Houston Symphony, Inc.

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