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Musiqa Presents New Work By Houston Composer Charles Halka

Musiqa’s Loft Concert series continues at the Contemporary Arts Museum.

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Musiqa artistic director Anthony Brandt and composer Charles Halka
Musiqa artistic director Anthony Brandt and composer Charles Halka. Photo by St.John Flynn.

Held in conjunction with the CAMH’s current exhibit, Double Life, featuring works by three international artists, Jérôme Bel, Wu Tsang and Haegue Yang, Musiqa’s intimate musical experience includes four pieces reflecting the Double Life theme.

Musiqa composer intern Charles Halka, a recent D.M.A. graduate of the Shepherd School at Rice University, has written a new work for this concert.  Titled Liaisons it’s scored for clarinet, cello, French horn and vibraphone.

Also on the program are a work by Jordanian/German composer Saed Haddad, a work for percussion and audience by Lei Liang and Fantasie for solo clarinet by German composer Jörg Widmann. Performers include Katherine Caliendo, French horn; Craig Hauschildt, percussion; Patrick Moore, cello; and Maiko Sasaki, clarinet.

Musiqa artistic director Anthony Brandt and composer Charles Halka talk with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about the loft concert, Thursday, February 26th, 6:30PM at the CAMH.