November Brings Music, Film And Plays To Miller Outdoor Theater

October 30, 2009

The Miller Outdoor Theater has posted its events for November, and the lineup includes music of all types as well as films and plays.

Events in November include:

Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Joan Osborne, the Holmes Brothers and Paul Thorn
Grammy-Nominated Joan Osborne performs together with gospel blues band The Holmes Brothers and Mississippi heartland singer Paul Thorne in a transformative evening of pops and blues.

Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.
Young Audiences of Houston: Pesos and Piñatas
Psophonia Dance Company presents a fun and entertaining performance based on Mexican culture, history and traditions. From piñatas, Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day to tortillas and tamales, Psophonia explores the many things that that are a part of the Mexican heritage that is celebrated today.

Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Texas Music Festival featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds with The Gourds

Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.
Young Audiences of Houston: Taking it to the Streets
They fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Catch the excitement of Soul Street (formerly Fly Dance Company) as these energetic performers demonstrate their varied styles and discuss the distinctive features and origins of each dance. From Brazil’s Capoiera to New York’s break dance and the multi-component forms of hip-hop, audience members learn how these styles developed and evolved.

Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Kid Pan Alley & Peter Pan-the 1924 Silent Film
MacGregor Elementary School students will perform songs they created in a weeklong Kid Pan Alley music residency program. Then, Miller Theatre joins the Houston Cinema Arts Festival with a special screening of “Peter Pan,” the original 1924 film considered one of the most beloved film spectaculars of the Silent Era. Legendary silent film accompanists Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton and Kid Pan Alley music director Paul Reisler perform their own score with vocals, keyboard and percussion.

Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Billy Stritch and the UH Jazz Orchestra
An award-winning composer, arranger, vocalist and jazz pianist of extraordinary range and sophistication, Billy Stritch breathes new life into the Great American Songbook, all the while bringing an easy sense of humor and showmanship to his performances. Accompanied by the University of Houston Jazz Orchestra, he’s guaranteed to heat up a cool fall evening.

Nov. 17, 11 a.m.
Around the World with Young Audiences of Houston: Texas Alive with Music
View the sweeping pageantry of Texas history through music. From early Spanish exploration and the first settlement by American frontiersmen to the Battle for Independence and the Civil War, music has given voice to the land of Texas. Listen and learn as Paragon Brass traces this epic saga with musical selections relating Texas’ journey from colonization to independent nation to the Lone Star State.

Nov. 18, 8 p.m.
ABBA Mania
You’ll be “Having the Time of Your Life” with this exhilarating concert attraction that’s sold-out around the world! Enjoy all the music that made the group famous in this outstanding recreation of their last live concert. Join in and enjoy all of your favorites, including: “Mamma Mia,” “Voulez-Vous,” “Dancing Queen,” “Winner Takes it All,” “Super Trooper” and many more.

Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Pablo Mayor and Folklore Urbano
It’s no exaggeration to say that Folklore Urbano has redefined modern Colombian music. This brilliant 12-piece ensemble harnesses the danceable swing of traditional Colombian folkloric rhythms while seducing the listener with the subtleties of jazz orchestration and harmony.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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