Hey guys, long time no see! Obviously, some time has passed since our last update. Liminal Space is still here, and we are getting back into the swing of things. We’ve had a bit of a break, as both Luke and myself (George) took time to pursue other ventures (school, JOBS!, family, etc…). We are looking forward to 2015 and the 2015-16 season, which is currently in the planning stage. While we aren’t quite ready to let any cats out of the bag with regards to the plans, I can say that we are extremely excited about the programming so far. We’ll share details as they solidify!
In the meantime, we are preparing for a concert in late March for the Houston Composers Salon. Houston Composers Salon is a coalition of sorts, aimed at presenting an outlet for locally-based composers. It has been a fun place for composers to present new works in an environment that is both supportive and educational. In the past, composers and audience members were encouraged to provide feedback and discussion about pieces on the program. While performances have been a bit more formal in recent concerts, the feeling is still one of being among friends. On the March 22nd concert, we’ll be performing two new works at the Cullen Hall at the University of St. Thomas. Composers Chapman Welch and Charles Halka have each composed pieces for us, as part of our New Music Initiative. We’re really looking forward to premiering them at the Composers Salon. The concert starts at 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
We received another great review, this time from Chris Johnson and Arts and Culture Texas. Read it HERE.
photo by David DeHoyos Photography
And just like that, our December 11th performance of Steve Reich’s 2×5 with Frame Dance Productions has come and gone. However, the performance did not go unnoticed! Writer and arts critic Joel Luks penned a rather favorable review in CultureMap of the evening’s show! You can read it HERE.
We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to perform this show, playing the music we presented with such fabulous musicians, accompanied by a wonderful dance organization, for a great audience!
A gigantic thank you is needed for everyone who worked so hard to help produce the show: Lydia Hance, Jacquelyne Boe, Laura Gutierrez, Alex Soares, Ashley Horn, Mark Buller, Mark Hirsch, Gerald Massoud, Johnny Salinas, David DeHoyos, Amanda DeHoyos, Jhon Stronks, Rob McClure, and Eric Martin!
Of course, none of that could have happened were it not for all of the wonderful donors and contributors!
Lisa and David DeHoyos
Jenni and Earl Fairbanks
Grover C., Jr. and Janet Hubley
Barbara & Jim Maddox
Marimba One Stephanie Maxson
Misha Penton and Dave Nickerson
Alma and Steve Stafford
David Ashley White
Joe Carl White
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We are pleased to announce that the second concert season of Liminal Space Contemporary Music Ensemble is well underway! Our successful first season consisted of thirteen performances, including premieres of newly commissioned works, collaborations, and contemporary music rarely performed in Houston. This season, we are preparing a memorable evening featuring the Houston premiere of Steve Reich’s 2×5 with original dance and choreography by Lydia Hance and Frame Dance Productions, as well as performances of Orianna Webb‘s Sustenance Variations, and works by Eric Martin and Rob McClure, both commissioned by our New Music Initiative.
As Liminal Space ventures further into presenting groundbreaking contemporary works, we are honored to have the opportunity to work with Frame Dance Productions, well known in the Houston arts community for their innovative and collaborative presence. We hope that you will plan to join us for this special event on December 11th at The Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space, just outside downtown Houston.
We’ve been very fortunate to have community support for the performances we’ve presented in the past. With this project, we have decided to take a large leap to expand not only the performance venue size, but also the scope of our collaborative efforts. However, to do this means that both operating and production costs will be significantly higher than in projects past, as everything from venue and music rental to program and promotional material costs have increased for this project. We would like your help to reach our $2,500 goal, and ask for your financial support in bringing this unique artistic endeavor into fruition. Even the smallest things cost money, so contributions of any size are more than welcome and will absolutely go a long way. Any and every contribution matters! In the event that we do not meet our goal, we are still able to keep any donations made to us.
Please click here if you want to check out our indiegogo page.
Sydney Boyd reviewed our Season Opener concert on her blog, Girl at the Opera, and Shannon Langman also reviewed us for I Care if You Listen. We also appreciated the preview articles from Ted Bale at the Houston Chronicle and Joel Luks at Culture Map, who named the event a “Don’t Miss Houston Concert.”