Help APERIO Support New Commissions & Premieres in 2018

About the Project

APERIO, Music of the Americas is a Houston-based ensemble dedicated to presenting unique chamber music in performances that showcase contemporary composers from the Americas. Now in the midst of its 12th season, the ensemble has come to be known in Houston and beyond for its visionary programming, interactive performances, and breathtaking virtuosity.  

This past September Aperio reanimated the downtown Houston music scene in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey with the North American premiere of Philip Glass’ expansive Aguas da Amazonia. The event was hailed as “a vibrant performance that was riveting throughout” by Arts+Culture TX, and praised as “glorious” by Houstonia magazine.

Looking forward to April 2018, Aperio will return to the Hobby Center to premiere a newly commissioned work by six-time Grammy Award winning Argentinean-American composer Jorge Calandrelli. Evoking the traditions of Argentinean tango, jazz, and folk music, this new work will feature a stunning and unique combination of instruments and styles 
which Callandrelli’s music exquisitely illuminates.

Premiere performances like these attract national attention for Houston and enrich cultural life in the area. They support a significant, local arts-related economy and help to continue the living tradition of classical music in our times. Like other cultural treasures, they also come with significant project expenses.

Please support Aperio’s Premiere Works Fund with a donation this Giving Tuesday. Your generosity will help the ensemble to cover expenses associated with commissioning, arranging, and presenting original music. With your help we will bring more exciting new music to Houston audiences in culturally relevant ways that excite, engage, and inspire.   

We encourage you to donate early and generously. In recognition of your donation of $50 or more we will send you a complimentary copy of the ensemble’s recently released recording Across Oceans. Featuring music composed for and performed by Aperio musicians, the disc has been hailed by Fanfare Magazine as "consistently excellent...of the very highest quality."

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    Aperio presents a world premiere recordings of music by American composer Thomas Osborne. Features the 2012 commission "Dreams of Sky and Sea" - a large scale vocal cycle for soprano, piano, and percussion. Colin Clarke recently praised this recording in Fanfare Magazine's most recent edition (Nov/Dec 2016):

    "Osborne pens a touching tribute to the musicians who make up the group Aperio in the booklet note, and it is easy to hear why he respects them so much. The performances are consistently excellent; the recording, too, is of the very highest quality... [Soprano] Tracy Satterfield is beyond criticism, as is the ensemble. [The playing] is an example of the level of accurate, wholly together attack these musicians can achieve. This whole disc is a treat, especially for those who are drawn to music of the Orient or, for that matter, Cage."
    Amount over $10 is tax-deductible
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