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Joe Rosenthal, Old Glory Goes Up on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945, gelatin silver print, the MFAH, Manfred Heiting Collection, gift of the Kevin and Lesley Lilly Family. © AP / Wide World Photos

Music and the Journey of War: A 3-Part Concert Series

Sunday, Dec 16, 2012
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

The unprecedented exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath explores the experience of war through the eyes of photographers. Images recorded the world over, from the mid-1800s to the present day, depict the progression of war and the people affected.

The role of music, like photography, has a complex relationship with the history of war. In correlation with the exhibition, this series of three concerts follows the trajectory of war through music specific to the three overarching phases of war.

A reception to meet the performers follows each performance.

November 18 Music before the Conflict
December 2 Music in the Face of War
December 16 Music in the Aftermath of War

Tickets (click the icon above, or call 713.639.7771)
Concert tickets are $15 each for MFAH Members and $30 for adults (19+). Discounts are available for senior adults, students, youth, and when purchasing in advance online. Concert tickets include same-day general admission to the museum and entry to the WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition. Please show concert ticket for admission.

Military and student-rate tickets require identification to be presented in person, at time of purchase.

Concert 3 Music in the Aftermath of War
Sunday, December 16
This concert features music commissioned to ease the grieving process; to establish a shared cultural memory for the conflict; and serve as a therapeutic function to lessen the effects of PTSD. Selections include:

  • John Harbison’s Abu Ghraib for cello and piano, performed by the Fischer Duo
  • Hibakusha for solo flute by Aaron Alon, a Houston-based composer who will introduce the work
  • Therapeutic music to help aid PTSD written and performed by Iraqi veteran, Jason Moon
  • Music written and performed by guitarist Jason Sagebiel, a Houston-raised Iraqi veteran who learned to play the Iraqi guitar (‘ut) while stationed in Baghdad
  • Steve Reich’s Different Trains, performed by the Chiara String Quartet