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Concert Celebrates Houston’s Space History Through Music

Posted on · Cosmic Beginnings, the first concert of the 2018 Texas Music Festival, features music from The Planets, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and space-themed art cars.

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Full Show: When A Town Becomes A City, And The Texas Music Festival (June 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We reflect on the impact of James Byrd, Jr.'s murder, 20 years later. We learn what it would take for The Woodlands to become a city. We preview the annual Texas Music Festival. And Houston writer Chris Wise has a new book aimed at encouraging everyday people to write about their lives.

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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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Hans Graf Discusses Conducting Young Musicians at the Texas Music Festival

Posted on · Saturday night (June 18, 2016) at 7:30 at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston, former Houston Symphony conductor Hans Graf will make his first appearance at the Texas Music Festival, the month-long intensive program for students aspiring to become professional symphony musicians. Graf is leading the orchestra in a program of three technically […]

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Funding to Fight Zika, Water on the Moon and Hans Graf: Friday’s Show (June 17, 2016)

Posted on · Houston officials at both the city and county levels say efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus are underfunded. While Pres. Obama requested $1.9 billion to fight the disease back in February, the US House and Senate each have approved even less. At a press conference last month (May 23, 2016), Mayor Sylvester Turner called […]