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Texas Music Festival Provides an Escape for Venezuelan Violist

Posted on · Music offers an escape for musician Abraham Martin. He plays the viola, and rehearsing and performing helps him escape a little from the ongoing turmoil in his home country of Venezuela. Lately, he’s been escaping a little bit more during the intense four weeks of training and rehearsing for the Texas Music Festival at the […]

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Texas Music Festival: A Boot Camp for Budding Classical Music Professionals

Posted on · Since 1990, young orchestral musicians between the ages of 18 and 30 have gathered at the University of Houston to spend four weeks honing their craft and training for possible careers as professional musicians. The program, called the Texas Music Festival, runs throughout the month of June and features numerous public performances throughout the month. […]

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Rude Drivers, Third Ward Gentrification, and the Texas Music Festival: Houston Matters for Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Posted on · A recent study released by Auto Vantage suggests Houstonians are the rudest drivers in the country. Yep – worse than Los Angeles, notorious for traffic snarls and drive-by shootings. Worse than New York, a city that has long reveled in its perceived aggressiveness and intense traffic. How did we get here? Whether you accept this particular […]