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11th Annual Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers: Concert and Awards Program
- October 28, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street
- This program is free! Drop in to participate. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.
Foundation for Modern Music presents the 11th Annual Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers: Concert and Awards Program, Saturday, October 28 in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston-Brown Auditorium.
The annual Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers celebrates exciting, new, and highly original contemporary music rooted in the classical tradition by both young and more-established composers.
Now celebrating its 11th year, this signature event organized by the Foundation for Modern Music has grown dramatically, from a local competition for a handful of young composers to an international competition.
Judges evaluate entries from around the world, and participants have traveled from as far away as South Korea in order to be present.
The competition concert showcases the stellar quality of Houston performing artists and ensembles who relish the challenge of learning and presenting works of great difficulty.
Through the competition, the Foundation for Modern Music honors its late artistic director, Robert Avalon, who helped develop and initiate several important new projects for the foundation—including this competition for young, college, and mid-career composers.
Concert pianist, composer, and brother of former Houston Mayor Bill White, Avalon died in 2004 at the age of 47.
Pictured: Robert Avalon.