The final Lenten Recital of the 2017 series features KINETIC string orchestra.
This will be in the Sanctuary at 7 in the evening of Thursday, April 6.
Formed in 2015, the conductorless string ensemble KINETIC aspires to enrich the musical vibrancy of Houston’s cultural landscape by providing live performances, distinct programming, and interactive learning experiences. With a strong emphasis on chamber music-making, KINETIC’s unique flexibility to size down to various smaller formations, as well as fill out to as many as 16 players, allows them to explore the unique sound worlds of strings: from the intimacy of the quartet to the full force of an orchestra.
Having recently completed its inaugural concert season, KINETIC already boasts an impressive and versatile repertoire, including chamber and larger orchestra works by Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Bloch, Grażyna Bacewicz, Leoš Janáček and Eugène Ysaÿe, as well as world premieres by rising American composers Daniel Knaggs and Thomas Dougherty. The ensemble’s thoughtfully curated programs give platform to under-represented works in the classical repertoire, and through commissions, they expand the breadth of the string ensemble genre for the benefit of current and future generations.
Equally at home on the concert stage and in less traditional performance spaces, KINETIC's eagerness to bring classical music to a wide array of communities has led to a partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM) as well as with local public schools in presenting musical outreach events. KINETIC is the recipient of the Sviatoslav Richter Fund for Music Outreach, awarded by Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. The ensemble has been featured on Houston Public Media’s KUHF and Classical 91.7, Houston Chronicle and Arts & Culture Texas Magazine.