Harmony in the Air℠
Harmony in the Air
Harmony in the Air, the Houston Airports Performing Arts Program, is one of several initiatives that Houston Airports has undertaken to create a memorable and positive travel experience for our passengers and generate higher revenue and stronger customer loyalty. The vision of the Houston Airports is to establish itself as a five-star global air service gateway. Harmony in the Air contributes to achieving this high level of customer satisfaction and positive travel experience by providing such an exceptional amenity to the passengers.
The program features live performances by Houston’s finest professional musicians at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The performances include a diverse repertoire of Classical, Jazz, Pop, and International music performed by over 75 Houston’s finest professional musicians.
Every musician participating in the program underwent a rigorous solicitation process required by the City of Houston. The criteria to select performers was based on education, experience, professional credentials, and ability to perform diverse music genres. The musicians also represent diversity in genders, races, and cultures. All the musicians in the Harmony in the Air program are residents of Houston and perform in other Houston music venues, including the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Ballet. Most of the musicians are educators and have mentored young musicians during their professional career.
Location and Schedule
Harmony in the Air performances take place every weekday from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Central Concourse Rotunda with performances rotating every other day of the week.
Mondays: Apollo Chamber Players – Classical String Quartet
Paul English Jazz Quartet – Contemporary Jazz Quartet
Tuesdays: Gerling-Mut Duo – Classical Violin and Piano Duo
Bob Chadwick’s Trio – World Music Trio
Wednesdays: Divisi Strings – Classical String Quartet
Solero Flamenco – Spanish and Flamenco Trio
Thursdays: Duo Dramatique – Classical Violin and Piano Duo
Fridays: Mark Prause – Contemporary Solo Pianist
Musiqa – Classical String Quartet
For more information about the Harmony in the Air performing arts program, please email Maricela Kruseman, Program Founder and Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apollo Chamber Players
Houston TX based Apollo Chamber Players “performs with rhythmic flair and virtuosity” (The Strad) and has “found fruitful territory” (Houston Chronicle) through innovative, globally- inspired programming and multicultural new music commissions. Recent winner of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Residency Partnership award, the quartet has performed for sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall twice in the past five years, and it holds the distinction of being the first American chamber ensemble to record and perform in Cuba since the embargo relaxation. Apollo is featured frequently on American Public Media’s nationally syndicated program Performance Today.
Gerling-Mut Duo is a classical violin and piano duo. Violinist Ingrid Gerling and pianist Andrea Mut have performed extensively as soloists, recitalists and chamber musicians through the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. Their exquisite and fresh style is the result of their delicate approach to melody and line, and their mutual passion for balance, unforced sounds, style, and precision of technique.
Bob Chadwick Jazz Trio
The Bob Chadwick Trio features Bob Chadwick, flutes, with Ray Wilson on guitar and Andrew Gordon on upright bass. Bob Chadwick is an accomplished flautist and band leader, performing in the Houston area and nationally for over 35 years. The Trio's repertoire includes an impressive collection of bossa nova and Latin American tunes along with familiar jazz standards.
Bob Chadwick's use of bass flute brings a fresh voice to the classic Brazilian bossa nova. The velvety earthy sound of the bass flute evokes a mystery and depth that comes to life with his technical mastery and intuitive sensibilities. The ensemble provides a welcome interlude of musical entertainment that is both soothing and lively.
With a talented group of musicians, Divisi Strings is dedicated to innovation. The group steps out of the traditional boundaries of classical music to pursue music of every genre, providing an unmatched selection of classical music mixed with today’s hottest hits. The classic string quartet gets out of its comfort zone and sets it right into the middle of today’s current pop hits, turning background music into sounds that are innovative, original, creative and totally surprising.
Houston's premier flamenco performance company presents the tradition and essence of the art of flamenco. With trademark passion and energy, founders and artistic directors Irma La Paloma and Jeremías García deliver an extensive repertoire of cante and guitarra along with percussionist Chris Howard on cajón and palmas.Houston's premier flamenco performance company presents the tradition and essence of the art of flamenco. With trademark passion and energy, founders and artistic directors Irma La Paloma and Jeremías García deliver an extensive repertoire of cante and guitarra along with percussionist Chris Howard on cajón and palmas.
Hailed as "a force to be reckoned with" whose music is "broad and expansive" and whose concerts have been described as "passionate and transporting", Duo Dramatique is a renowned Violin-Piano ensemble based in Houston, Texas. Violinist Dominika Dancewicz and pianist Donald Doucet have earned steadily growing recognition for their compelling, eclectic and thought-provoking programs that include significant classical music from every era, as well as jazz, Broadway and pop. Since 2014 Duo Dramatique has hosted a regular recital series at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where their concerts attract wide audiences and keep earning them wide acclaim. The Duo’s first full-length CD featuring Violin Sonatas by Elgar, Mozart and Debussy was released in January of 2018.
Paul English Jazz Quartet
Paul English is an internationally recognized composer, pianist, producer and educator. He has performed and recorded with jazz greats and produced numerous jazz and classical recordings. Equally at home in jazz, popular, Country & Western, and classical settings, his quartet brings forth the jazz but will from time to time venture into these other genres - much to the surprise and delight of his audiences.
Mark Prause is a native Houstonian with over 20 years’ experience as a pianist. Being a versatile musician and choosing a varied mix of songs from many genres, he entertains across generational and cultural lines. His music sets an elegant touch on standards, Broadway hits, jazz, pop and classical music embracing the sounds of yesterday and today. Mark received a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition from Houston Baptist University and an Associate of Applied Science in Audio and Recording Technology from Houston Community College.
Musiqa’s mission is to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate new music with other modern art-forms. With its innovative collaborations and educational programming, Musiqa strives to make modern repertoire accessible and vital to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. Since its founding, Musiqa has presented more than 200 performances — including more than 30 world premieres — and performed the music of over 180 modern composers. Their concerts are unique artistic experiences that highlight fresh, modern music by renowned local and national composers paired with another contemporary art form, such as literature, film, theatre, art or dance.