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The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival

The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive three-week orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by renowned guest conductors, members of Houston’s orchestras, faculty from the Moores and Shepherd Schools of Music, and other distinguished artists.

Schedule: 

Tuesday, June 6 | 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall 
Sharon Ley Lietzow Piano Series 
Vadym Kholodenko, McGovern Distinguished Artist performs Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Adès, and Liszt. 

Thursday, June 8 | 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall 
French Classical
Festival Faculty artists and guests perform Mozart's sublime Clarinet Quintet and French chamber music. 

Saturday, June 10 | 7:30 p.m. in the Moores Opera House 
Festival Orchestra; Franz Anton Krager, conductor 
Vadym Kholodenko, piano soloist, McGovern Distinguished Artist 
Debussy: Prélude to the Aftenoon of a Faun, La mer
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso 

Sunday, June 11 | 2 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall - FREE 
Cynthia Woods Mitchell/Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition Final Round 
Help choose the Audience Favorite Prize. Come discover classical music’s rising star soloists! 

Sunday, June 11 | 10:30 a.m. in Dudley Recital Hall - FREE 
Keyboard Academy: Guest Recital
Guest Pianist, Ming Yang, performs works by Chopin, Ravel, Liebermann, and Beethoven. 

Tuesday, June 13 | 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall 
Sharon Ley Lietzow Piano Series 
Awadagin Pratt, Naumberg prizewinner performs Phillip Glass, Couperin, Vasks, Tchaikovsky, and Liszt.

Thursday, June 15 | 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall
American/Russian Idioms
TMF Faculty and guest artists perform music by living American and Russian composers, culminating a performance of the historically beloved Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Friday, June 16 | 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall - FREE 
Keyboard Academy: Guest Recital
Guest Pianist, Anton Igubnov, performs works by Grieg, Mozart, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. 

Saturday, June 17 | 7:30 p.m. in the Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra; Gerard Schwarz, conductor 
Coleman: UMOJA
Webern/Schwarz: Adagio (Langsamersatz)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Sunday, June 18 | 10:30 a.m. in Dudley Recital Hall - FREE 
Keyboard Academy: Guest Recital
Guest Piano Duo, The Levante Duo (Andrea Benabent and Pablo Martinez), performs works by Lecuona, Granados, Poulenc, Benabent, Albeniz, Abril, De Falla, and Narro.

Tuesday, June 20 |7:30 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall
Sharon Ley Lietzow Piano Series 
Amy Yang, Houston native and Curtis Institute of Music faculty performs Bach, Hua Yang, Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann. 

Thursday, June 22 | 7:30 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall 
Amazing Journey
Join our world tour as TMF Faculty artists explore offerings from composers around the world, featuring Schoenfeld's Cafe Music.

Friday, June 23 | 7 p.m. in the Moores Opera House FREE 
Jazz Institute Orchestra; Noe Marmolejo, director 
Classic to contemporary big band jazz, performed by Houston high school all-stars. 

Friday, June 23 |11 a.m. in Dudley Recital Hall FREE 
Keyboard Academy
Final performances by Academy participants, featuring music for piano ensembles.

Saturday, June 24 |12 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall FREE 
Keyboard Academy 
Final performances, featuring music for solo piano. 

Saturday, June 24 | 2 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall, FREE 
Keyboard Academy 
Final performances, featuring music for organ and harpsichord

Saturday, June 24 | 7:30 p.m. in the Moores Opera House
Festival Orchestra; Andrew Grams, conductor 
2023 Cynthia Woods Mitchell/Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition Winner, TBA 
Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture
Copland: Symphony No. 3  

Dates: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 8, 2023, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 10, 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 11, 2023, 10:30 am
Sunday, June 11, 2023, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 15, 2023, 7:30 pm
Friday, June 16, 2023, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 18, 2023, 10:30 am
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 22, 2023, 7:30 pm
Friday, June 23, 2023, 11:00 am
Friday, June 23, 2023, 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 24, 2023, 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 24, 2023, 2:00 pm
Saturday, June 24, 2023, 7:30 pm
Price: 
Varies
Venue: 
The University of Houston
Address: 
3700 Cullen Blvd, Room E128
Houston, TX 77204-4039

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