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.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 | 1:00 PM  MUD TURTLE PROJECT
Guitarist Marc Rosenberg, flutist Izumi Miyahara and violist Yvonne Smith will perform chamber music by Italian composer Francisco Molino and Czech composer Wenzel Thomas Matiegka.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 | 11:00 AM  BOOMTOWN BRASS BAND
Led by composer, bassist and tubist Thomas Helton, Boomtown Brass Band is Houston’s only group dedicated to performing the classic jazz of 1920s New Orleans and Chicago. The group, comprising veterans of Houston’s jazz community, is committed to learning and performing the authentic style of such great early jazz forefathers as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton and Eddie Lang. This performance is part of the Houston Methodist I CARE ‘Recharge’ Celebration.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 | 5:00 PM  RICHARD KOGAN: MUSIC, MOOD SWINGS & MADNESS
Richard Kogan, a Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist, presents a program that explores the connection between the troubled mind and the creative output of the great German composer Robert Schumann. The presentation includes Houston Symphony musicians with Dr. Kogan in a performance of the Andante Cantabile movement from Schumann’s Piano Quartet.  A collaboration between the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine and Houston Symphony. Location: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana St. This is a free event, but ticket reservations are required. Visit www.houstonsymphony.org for more information. This lecture qualifies for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit Offered to Physicians.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 | 12:30 PM  GEOFFREY LOFF, PIANIST
Pianist Geoffrey Loff performs piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart including the charming No. 23 and the sublime No. 24, both arranged for string quartet and piano by the soloist.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 | 5:00 PM  HOUSTON SYMPHONY
The Houston Symphony is bringing its Schumann Festival to Houston Methodist’s Crain Garden! Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will conduct the orchestra in a selection of movements from Symphonies by composer Robert Schumann.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 | 11:00 AM LESLIE ASHWORTH, VIOLINIST
Described by Toronto Concert Reviews as "a mature artist and a budding superstar,” Leslie Ashworth is a Canadian violinist and composer currently pursuing her Masters of Music at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 | 11:00 AM  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, FEBRUARY 14 | 4:00 PM DANCE OF ASIAN AMERICA
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, FEBRUARY 17 | 7:00 PM  HOUSTON BRASS BAND
Founded in 2000 with a mission of becoming one of the region’s premier musical ensembles, sharing the unique spirit and beauty of British-style brass band music. Under the direction of Robert Walp, the Houston Brass Band performs concerts of high musical and artistic quality given in a wide range of venues and provides educational and community outreach.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 | 1:00 PM  MARY KATHERINE SCHOBER, PIANIST
Pianist Mary Katherine Schober has built a versatile career as a freelance musician, private teacher, and adjunct instructor in the Houston area.

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.

 
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? First, download and review a copy of the guide for performing as part of the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series. Secondly, request the opportunity here and someone from the Center for Performing Arts Medicine will be in contact with you.
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