Arts in the Afternoon

MatimaThe Arts in the Afternoon program provides the unique experience for our community to enjoy film, music and dance. All programs are offered on a weekday at 1:00 PM.  

Piano/Clarinet duo

Friday, Sept 8, 2017
Shifting Musical Aesthetics Reflect History: Germans to French

Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, history tends to focus on the German composers. However, individualism and nationalism encouraged later composers to assert their own aesthetics and cultural/nationalistic perspective through their music.

In this program, we will survey the history of classical music from its root to the 20th century. The three French composers, Debussy, Saint-Saens and Poulenc, will be compared and contrasted to Beethoven and Brahms as examples of those who established their identity partially as a reaction to the German dominance in classical music.

The program will be presented by Ensemble MATIMA, whose mission is to promote music as a universal language that can help us transcend our differences through a communal sensory experience. 

$5 Member | $8 Public

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Friday, Dec 8, 2017
MUSIC | Houston Grand Opera - Opera to Go!

Monday, Jan 15, 2018
FILM | Rosenwald

Friday, Feb 2, 2018
DANCE | Journey into the World of Indian Dance

Friday, Apr 27, 2018
MUSIC | Houston Grand Opera – Opera to Go! 


For more information and to register, please contact Esther Bethke at or 713.595.8186.