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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 | 11:00 A.M.  - MCGOVERN MEDICAL SCHOOL ART AND MUSIC IN PATIENT CARE Medical student musicians from the McGovern Medical School will present a diverse program of music for piano, violin and voice by such composers and songwriters as Antonín Dvořák, Astor Piazzolla, Édouard Lalo and John Legend.


TUESDAY, APRIL 16 | 11:00 A.M.  - H-TOWN 5 A brass quintet featuring some of Houston’s finest musicians, H-Town 5 performs music from early jazz to show tunes to classical favorites. This performance will include performances of music by Vivaldi, Duke Ellington, Bach and more and will be a part of the Houston Methodist Volunteer Services Appreciation Lunch.


TUESDAY, APRIL 16 | NOON - WORLD VOICE DAY CONCERT WITH THE TEXAS VOICE VENTER Maurice Goodwin, CCC-SLP, tenor, and Abigail Dueppen, CCC-SLP, soprano, are joined by collaborative pianist Bethany Self in a concert that celebrates the glorious power of the human voice. World Voice Day is observed internationally on April 16th and acknowledges the interdisciplinary scope of voice science, pedagogy, and art, while increasing public awareness of the importance of the voice and alertness to voice disorders.  Location: Bush Atrium, Walter Tower


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 | 11:00 A.M.  - MUD TURTLE QUINTET Led by guitarist Marc Rosenberg, the Mud Turtle Quintet will present a concert of jazz-influenced compositions for guitar and string quartet.


THURSDAY, APRIL 18 | 12:30 P.M. -  HOUSTON METHODIST SINGERS The employee choir of Houston Methodist will present a concert of inspirational songs for Holy Week including traditional African American spirituals.


MONDAY, APRIL 22 | 1:00 P.M. -SHEPHERD SCHOOL STUDENTS PLAY MOZART String students from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will present performance of Mozart’s String Quintet in C major, K. 515.


TUESDAY, APRIL 23 | 12:00 P.M. - WINDSYNC Music by Ginastera, Dvorak, and a newly commissioned wind quintet Apollo by Chicago-based composer Marc Mellits which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission. Exploring ideas of home and Houston as "Space City", WindSync's program features composers interested in capturing the authentic sound of people and places.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 | 7:15 P.M. - HOUSTON CONCERT BAND A volunteer organization comprising over sixty men and women in the Houston area who are dedicated to making a unique musical and cultural contribution to our community.


FRIDAY, APRIL 26 | 11:00 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


TUESDAY, APRIL 30 | 12:00 P.M. - MI OU LEE AND KAMI GHAVI HELM Presenting “Music That We Love to Play”, an engaging performance of violin and piano duo works as well as solo violin and solo piano works. The selections include works by Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Brahms and Stravinsky. 


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