Creativity. Collaboration. Transformation.
Welcome to the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston, a dynamic powerhouse of creativity and collaboration in one of America’s most culturally diverse cities. Bringing together the performing and visual arts entities at the University of Houston, the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts firmly believes in the transformative power of the arts and their ability to positively shape the world. Our award-winning, internationally distinguished faculty provides top-quality instruction to the talented, emerging young artists and educators from our schools and programs. The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts is working to enrich and empower our students, community and the world.
Facts & Figures
- 39,280Number of Tickets Issued (2018-2020)
- 1,942Total Number of Seats within the College Performance Venues
- 7Major Performing and Visual Arts Venues
- 150+Faculty Members
Jun 10 7:30 pm
TMF-Orchestra Series I
Under the direction of Franz Anton Krager, the Festival Orchestra opens its season with iconic works of Debussy and Ravel. McGovern Distinguished Artist Vadym Kholodenko is the featured soloist in Beethoven’s equally iconic Concerto No. 4.
Jun 11 10:30 am
Texas Music Festival Keyboard Institute: Ming Yang(piano)
Jun 11 2:00 pm
Cynthia Woods Mitchell-Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition
TMF’s young artists compete for the chance to perform as soloist with the festival orchestra and cash prizes. A distinguished panel of judges chooses the winner, but YOU can help to choose the Audience Favorite prize. Come discover Classical music’s rising star soloists!
Jun 13 10:00 am
Christopher Myers: of all creatures that can feel and think
American artist and writer Christopher Myers mines the fruitful, yet enigmatic space between archive, myth, and emanation as he translates obscured histories from around the world into vivid contemporary forms. Across disaporas and diaries, It has been said that Myers works with materials that hold histories within them, of movement, migration, and exchange. His diverse, rigorously researched practice spans textiles, actions, shadow puppets, film, and sculptural objects, which are often produced in collaboration with artisans from around the globe. This exhibition will look back at the past five years of Myers’ inter-disciplinary work – bringing together epic appliqué tapestries with stained glass lightboxes and a new installation that highlights Myers’ ongoing work in performance. The artist will also visit UH to elaborate upon his recent television and theatre work, gathering a multitude of voices and techniques to colorfully navigate the porous terrain between records and those who live them.
This exhibition is partially supported by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.
Jun 13 7:30 pm
TMF-Lietzow Piano Series II-Awadagin Pratt Recital
The Naumberg prizewinner presents a fascinating program, exploring connections among seemingly disparate composers as Phillip Glass, Couperin, Vasks, and Tchaikovsky, ending with Liszt’s monumental Sonata in B Minor.
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