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Video: AFA Faculty Musicians Play Works By Young Composers

Two talented teenagers unveil new compositions written this summer in Houston.





This July, faculty musicians from Houston’s own AFA (formerly, American Festival for the Arts) visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio to record compositions by young composers attending AFA’s Summer Music Conservatory. The musicians (Andres Gonzalez, violin; Patrick Moore, cello; Monica Daniel-Barker, flute; and Rodolfo Morales, piano) performed “Reminiscence,” by Natsumi Osborn, 16; and “46 And 2,” by Jay Morales, 17. The works were also performed at a July 10 concert at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance, featuring new music, dance and film created by the AFA’s composition students in collaborations with choreographers and dancers from the Houston Ballet Academy and filmmakers from Wonderworks.

Also, Osborn and Morales, along with AFA executive and artistic director Michael Remson, sat down for an interview with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn.

All photos by Troy Schulze.


Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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