Pianist Michael Zuraw will introduce listeners to a sampling of works by Mexican composers Gerardo Támez, Mario Lavista, Arturo Márquez, Gabriela Ortiz, and Manuel Ponce. He will perform with Alejandro Montiel, guitar, and Daniel Saenz, cello.
Michael Zuraw founded Aperio–Music of the Americas in 2006 to promote contemporary and new music by composers from the New World. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Illinois, and Carnegie Mellon University, Zuraw earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He is currently on the faculty of St. John’s School and teaches for the American Festival for the Arts.
Daniel Saenz has performed and presented master classes throughout South America, Mexico, and the USA. A graduate of Rice University and the Eastman School of Music, Saenz is the associate professor of cello at Sam Houston State University School of Music and is a member of the Kolonneh String Quartet.
Alejandro Montiel performs throughout the United States, Mexico, Spain, and Italy. He holds graduate degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Texas. In addition to performing, arranging, and recording, Montiel directs the guitar programs at Sam Houston State University and Lone Star College.
Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.