OMG Fest, Houston Chamber Choir among top five fine arts events


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1. Houston Chamber Choir

Internationally renowned and award-winning American composer Daniel Knaggs has been commissioned to help the Houston Chamber Choir start their season. Knaggs is inspired by biblical texts and writings by Saint Faustina, a Polish nun, for “Two Streams”, a cantata for choir and string orchestra. Joining the Grammy-winning Houston Chamber Choir will be the Houston Kinetic string ensemble, along with four soloists: soprano Caitlin Aloia, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Christopher Bozeka and baritone Mark Diamond.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, virtual outing 2 p.m. Sept. 26

Or: South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main

Details: $ 25;

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2. Houston Symphony

The Houston Symphony managed to produce a 2020-21 season without going completely dark, which was a pretty formidable achievement all things considered. The 2021-22 season is now set and we hope it goes without so much programming improvisation. Opening night is this weekend, and the symphony is bringing a special guest to town to help celebrate. Soprano Renée Fleming will mix operatic arias and beloved songs from musical theater to kick off the season.

7:30 p.m. September 11

Or: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana

Details: $ 34 to $ 145; 713-224-7575,

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3. ‘OMG Fest’

Stages is hosting its very first film festival, Outdoor Movies at the Gordy, aka “OMG Fest” this weekend on the Brown Foundation Lawn at the Gordy. The millennial tribute program includes screenings of cult classics from the 1990s and early 2000s: “10 Things I Hate About You” (September 10), “Deliver Us from Eva” (September 11) and “The Lion King ”(Sep 12) Ticket holders can also access lawn games such as cornhole, giant Connect Four and Jenga, a bad sonnet competition, food trucks, a photo booth, social media and more.

When: 8:10 p.m. Sept. 11, 8 p.m. Sept. 12

Le Gordy 800, rue Rosine.

Details: Bracelets cost $ 10; 346-701-8862,

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4. “The journey to me”

This week, Art League Houston is putting aside a friendly city-to-city rivalry to honor Dallas-based Vicki Meek as 2021 Texas Artist of the Year. Meek’s solo exhibition “The Journey to Me” explores her artistic development through work based on installation, sculpture, printmaking and technology with three constants: Meek’s mentor, Elizabeth Catlett, and African cosmology and spiritual practices.

When: Until February 5; reception of the artists 10 sept.

Or: Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose

Details: Entry is free per timed entry; 713-523-9530,

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5. “Transmissions of light” and “Works on paper 1964-2019”

The Baptist University of Houston celebrates one of its own – Michael Roque Collins, professor in the School of Fine Arts and Senior Director of Visual Arts, is the university’s artist in residence. Until September, his oil paintings and works on paper are proudly displayed in the campus contemporary art gallery.

When: Until September 30; artists reception on Sept.

Or: Baptist University of Houston, 7502 Fondren

Details: To free; 281-649-3610,

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    Andrew Dansby covers culture and entertainment, both local and national, for the Houston Chronicle. He arrived at The Chronicle in 2004 from Rolling Stone, where he spent five years writing about music. Previously, he had spent five years in book publishing, working with publisher George RR Martin on the first two books in the series that would become “Game of Thrones” on television. images you have never seen. He has written for Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Texas Music, Playboy, and other publications.

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  • Amber Elliott

    Amber Elliott covers the arts and society for the Houston Chronicle.


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