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The Monarch Chamber Players Presents: Pride Playlist* – 106/107

June 8 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

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Monarch Chamber Players is a collective of Houston-based professional musicians committed to taking classical chamber music out of the concert hall and into accessible community spaces. 

Did you know that some of classical music’s most iconic and recognizable works like The Nutcracker, West Side Story, and Carnival of the Animals were all written by LGBT+ composers?

Come take a journey through queer classical music history as we explore some of the highlights from notable LGBTQ+ composers including Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, Boulanger and more! Curated and led by Monarch’s LGBTQ+ identifying core musicians Russell Rybicki and Julian Hernandez, this program will be as much a concert as a celebration!

Founded in October 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Monarch presents over 80 concerts annually. The ensemble has brought classical music to over 25 Houston neighborhoods, performing at a variety of venues including parks, churches, farms, gas stations, traditional indoor venues, and front porches. 

Monarch has also been featured on many traditional concert series, including the Cypress Creek FACE Promenade Series, the Houston Methodist Center for the Performing Arts Crain Garden Series, and the Bayou City Art Festival, and has performed at many of Houston’s prominent concert venues such as POST Houston, Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Donations will benefit Monarch Chamber Players and the Montrose Center.