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  • Click below to explore past East + West operas.
  • THE MEMORY STONE
    Japan | 2013
  • FROM MY MOTHER'S MOTHER
    Korea | 2012
  • NEW ARRIVALS
    Cambodia | 2012
  • THE BRICKLAYER
    Iran | 2012
  • YOUR NAME MEANS THE SEA
    Azerbaijan | 2011
  • COURTSIDE
    China | 2011
  • East + West is a four-year series of chamber operas that celebrate Houston’s myriad Eastern and Western cultures. The 2013-14 Season marks the finale of the series.

    Each piece honors culture and community through storytelling and music. HGOco engages artists and individuals from different countries to create art about, by, and for Houston’s vibrant Asian communities.

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    SPRING 2014 
                
    East West: River Call Out

    River of Light | India 
    March 23 - 30, 2014
    Jack Perla, composer | Chitra Divakaruni, librettist


    Having moved from India, Meera loves her new husband, her high-powered job, and the Houston lifestyle—until the birth of her daughter makes her long to recreate authentic Diwali traditions at home.  
     

       Performance Information

       Sunday, March 23, 3PM | FREE Admission | RSVP Here
       Sri Meenakshi Temple Auditorium
       17130 McLean Road, Pearland, TX 77584
       Part of a celebration of the festival of Holi.

       Tuesday, March 25, 11AM | FREE Admission
       Ripley House Neighborhood Center 
       4410 Navigation Blvd., Houston TX 77011 
       Followed by a talk-back with members of the cast and creative team.

       Saturday, March 29, 7:30PM | Tickets $15/$13
    The Saturday, March 29 performance of River of Light is sold out. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door. Tickets for the Sunday, March 30 performance are still available and can be purchased online (www.hgo.org/riveroflight) or by phone (713-228-6737).

       Sunday, March 30, 2PM | Tickets $15/$13
       Asia Society Texas Center
       1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004

       Tickets are required to attend performances on March 29 and 30 at Asia Society Texas Center


     
     
                                                                                                                              East West: Bound Call Out

    Bound
     | Vietnam 
    February 11 - 16, 2014 in various locations around Houston
    Huang Ruo, composer | Bao-Long Chu, librettist


    Vietnamese high school truant, Diane, struggles with conflicting aspects of her life that bind the present to the past.
    Performance Venues
    Tuesday, February 11, 1 pm | FREE Admission
    Moores Opera Center, University of Houston
    3301 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77004
    Wednesday, February 12, 5 pm | FREE Admission
    Ripley House Neighborhood Center
    4410 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX 77011
    Saturday, February 15, 7:30 pm | Tickets $15/$13
    Sunday, February 16, 2 pm | Tickets $15/$13
    Asia Society Texas Center
    1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004

    Tickets are required to attend performances on February 15 and 16 at Asia Society Texas Center


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