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Young Houston Musicians Set To Perform At Presidential Inauguration Events

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for the 13 Virtuosi of Houston members.

When thirteen young musicians from Virtuosi of Houston perform in Washington, D.C., it’ll be for some of the biggest names in Congress, including Senator Marco Rubio, Senator John Cornyn, and U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Virtuosi includes the crème de la crème of Houston’s young musicians. They’ll provide the music at a private reception and candlelight congressional dinner in the days leading up to the presidential inauguration. “They will also be performing at the Texas Society Black Tie and Boots Gala reception,” explains Virtuosi’s Pro Bono President and CEO Zarine Boyce.

The gig was arranged by Virtuosi board member Monzer Hourani. The Houston-based architect and humanitarian is co-hosting the dinner and helping to pay for the trip, along with Dr. Garrett and Mandie Peel, and Glenda Perryman.

Boyce says they’ll include some patriotic music in the program and will also sprinkle in a little Houston flavor. “Of course, being Texas, they’re playing the Rodeo roundup song (and) they’re playing the National Anthem,” Boyce says.

The musicians – ranging in age from 11 to 18 – will also be present during the swearing-in at the Capitol.

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Amy Bishop

Amy Bishop

Arts and Culture Reporter

As Houston Public Media Arts and Culture reporter, Amy Bishop spotlights Houston’s dynamic creative community. Her stories have brought national exposure to the local arts scene through NPR programs such as Here and Now. Her radio career began in 1999 in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Prior to her current position,...

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