Upcoming Performances

2022-2023

The Axiom Quartet 10th Anniversary Concert Season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT CONCERT:

"The Complexity of Simplicity"

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON

Sunday, November 6, 6PM

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Axiom Quartet, Holocaust Museum Houston and Consulate General of Poland join forces to present a powerful and intriguing program of chamber music written by Polish and Polish-born composers. 

Experience the rarely heard string quartets by Mieczysław Weinberg and Mark Nowakowski, along with the colorful impressionist work by Karol Szymanowski:

 

Mieczysław Weinberg:

String Quartet No 5

Mark Nowakowski: 

String Quartet No 1 “Songs of Forgiveness”, mov 2

Karol Szymanowski: 

String Quartet No 2

 

Weinberg’s output, tragically marked by a life under Soviet regime, was barely recognized during composer’s lifetime (1919-1996) but experienced a blossoming revival after his death. His chamber music is completely original, although somewhat akin to that of Shostakovich, who made a great impression on young Weinberg when they met in Moscow. Mark Nowakowski is a living composer, currently a professor at Kent University, with whom Axiom Quartet was delighted to make contact. Nowakowski’s String Quartet No. 1 “Songs of Forgiveness” is somber and eerie, full of deep emotional reflection rooted deeply in the memories of WW2. Finally, String Quartet 2 by Szymanowski, originally written for a chamber music competition in Philadelphia in 1927, is considered one of his most avant-garde compositions. Full of impressionist and modernist colors, it also uses the Polish Highlander folklore, with quotations from a well-known song of the Polish Tatra mountains. 

This varied program full of musical discoveries is generously sponsored by Consulate General of Poland and hosted by Holocaust Museum Houston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are very excited to announce our 2022-2023 Main Concert Season:

the Axiom Quartet’s 10th Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe we’ve been around for a decade already!

We are very proud of our endeavors and projects, and we continue to enjoy every moment of making great music together:

 

We hope you will join us for our celebratory Main Concert Series this year:

September 4, 2022, 7.30 PM  

Cave Without A Name

 

September 17, 2022, 7.30PM  

Season Opening Concert at Christ the King Lutheran Church

 

September 25, 2022, 2PM

Lago Vista Series in Conroe, TX

 

November 6, 2022, 6PM

Holocaust Museum Houston

 

January 22, 2023, 3PM

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Lincoln, NE

 

March 5, 2023, 5.30PM 

University of Houston with guest artist Andrew Staupe

 

May 13, 2023, 7PM

Season Finale Concert at First Congregational Church with guest artist Timothy Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to our Main Season, we are excited to continue the Axiom Quartet signature Jukebox Series

 

The Axiom Quartet Jukebox Series is an innovative way of presenting chamber music in Houston's diverse communities that usually lack exposure to high-quality live music performances.

The Jukebox concept invites the community members to collaborate and participate in the creation of the music repertoire rather than simply accept the Quartet's own programming.

This approach allows the Axiom Quartet to affirm the cultural background of each community while providing a professional performance of excellent quality.

The quartet aims to bring awareness of the string quartet and traditional classical chamber music to the areas of the City of Houston that usually lack such exposure, so called "live performance deserts". For more information on the Jukebox concept or to invite us to perform in your community, please, click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a break from your daily routine and experience something new!

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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