Virtuosi of Houston
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Concerto Concert as we celebrate our twenty-first season of excellence in chamber music education and performance. The Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is travelling to the UK as part of Virtuosi Around the Globe program in March of 2017 for a week.
We will be performing at this concert the two concertos of the winners of our wind and string division Concerto Competition. As mentioned in our December email to you the Virtuosi orchestra and staff are traveling to the UK. We will have 3 days in London for sightseeing and some master classes. Then on to Chichester University. Their Music Department is considered to be excellent and we will study and perform with the Chichester University students. This will be very educational and stimulating for our musicians as they are 11 to 18 years old! The concert will be performed in Chichester Cathedral where the composer of The Planets is buried and we are performing The Planets!
Virtuosi of Houston, a non-profit arts organization, is a premier youth chamber orchestra celebrating its 21st season of excellence in chamber and jazz music education and performance. The musicians, ages 11 to 18, are from the greater Houston area and are selected from annual auditions. Unlike most youth orchestras, the educational focus of Virtuosi of Houston is on chamber music. The limited size of the orchestra, approximately 55 musicians, requires the young artists to perform at an exemplary level. Franz Anton Krager and Andrzej Grabiec, who are also faculty members of the Moores School of Music, are the Founding Artistic Directors and Conductors of Virtuosi of Houston. The repertoire, which will be announced later, will be chamber music.