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Classical Music

Award-Winning Musiqa Presents Composer Dan Welcher

An interview with composer and UT professor Dan Welcher about Musiqa’s upcoming concert, Music From Near and Far II.


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Musiqa rehearsal of Peter Lieberson's "Raising the Gaze"
Musiqa rehearsal of Peter Lieberson’s “Raising the Gaze.”

2016 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming winner MUSIQA presents Music from Near and Far II, their first major concert of 2016. The event features contemporary works by Sean Friar, Donald Crockett, Houston’s own Anthony Brandt, and visiting composer Dan Welcher, along with numerous others.

Dan Welcher’s piece Remembrance in Black and White is a setting of a poem by Christina Hutchins, telling a personal story of a woman reminiscing on her life with her father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Welcher describes it as “a sentimental poem without being mawkish,” and even reads the full poem in his interview with Joshua Zinn.

Don’t miss Music from Near and Far II, Saturday night at 8 at the MATCH. Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn will also be interviewing Dan Welcher at 7:15 before the concert in the hall. For information and tickets, go to MUSIQA’s website.