Crain Garden Series

The Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine is thrilled to present the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series at Houston Methodist Hospital. The Crain Garden Performance Series features performances by individuals and members of different arts groups.


ARS LYRICA HOUSTON offers an out-of-the-box treat: Claudio Monteverdi’s spirited Scherzi musicali (“musical jokes”). Love in all its delicious colors is on the menu, as served up by soprano Dominique McCormick, mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte and baritone Brian Shircliffe. Sweet treats will be served.


FRIDAY, FEB. 15 | 10:30 A.M.

ERMELINDA CUELLAR JAZZ TRIO A graduate from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, vocalist Ermelinda Cuellar is joined by guitarist Greg Petito and bassist Anthony Caceres to perform a program of traditional jazz songs from the swing, blues and bossa nova songbooks. A patient-focused interactive concert. Location: Houston Methodist Outpatient Center, First Floor Lobby


FRIDAY, FEB. 15 | 3:00 P.M.

DANCE OF ASIAN AMERICA In celebration of the 15-day festival of Lunar New Year, featuring new festival dances from all over China with an array of beautiful costumes, authentic choreography and cultural music. Special refreshments will be served. 


MONDAY, FEB. 18 | 1 P.M.

TEXAS BRASS A brass quintet featuring patriotic favorites and light classical arrangements.


MONDAY, FEB. 18 | 7 P.M.

HOUSTON BRASS BAND returns for its annual concert at Methodist Hospital.  Featured will be Bennett Parsons playing Karl Jenkins’ haunting “Benedictus” on euphonium; The Purcell Suite, a new piece by local composer Bill Brusick, featuring flugelhornist Audrey Foster; and “Finale to Mahler’s 2nd Symphony,” ideally suited to the richness of British-style brass bands.


FRIDAY, FEB. 22 | 11 A.M.

STEVE BING AND THE LAUGHING LIZARDS BAND Celebrate Go Texan Day with the toe-tapping sounds of Texas Swing and cowboy music of the wild west. Tex-mex snacks will be served.


All performances are free, open to the public and held in the Crain Garden of Houston Methodist Hospital (unless otherwise noted), 6565 Fannin Street. Parking is available next door in TMC Garage #1 and valet parking is available directly in front of the hospital. The Metro Rail Dryden/TMC Station is also located directly in front of the hospital.

Download a copy of the guide for performing as part of the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series.
Employee Discount at Starbucks:
Any Houston Methodist employee who makes a purchase from the Fannin Street Starbucks in the main lobby during the concert will receive a 15% discount. Please show your employee badge at the time of purchase.
Learn more about Houston Methodist’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine.

Interested in performing as part of the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series at Houston Methodist Hospital? Request the opportunity here