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Character Programs

PLACEHOLDER: For the 2021-2022 Season, Seeking the Human Spirit events will focus of the theme CHARACTER.

Dr. Jennifer Wilks, comparative literature professor and Carmen aficionado will lead an audience through the Museum of Fine Arts Houston as we explore the character of Carmen in the African Diaspora. Through observing art from the Museum’s collection and hearing music from around the world, we will dive deeper into the character of Carmen.

Fall - October 9 &10, 16 &17, 2021

The hugely popular Songs on the Water boat recital series returns! Hear some of Houston’s finest Singers give a recital on Buffalo Bayou! We will have 8 recital offerings this fall, but tickets sell out fast! Visit  Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s for more information or follow the event page on Facebook.

Tickets are now available!



Spring - March 19 & 20, 26 & 27, 2022

Listen to the sounds of the bayou on our spring Songs on the Water boat recital series. We will have 8 recital offerings in the spring, too, but tickets sell out fast! Tickets and information will be available on Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s website in the spring.


The heart-wrenching song cycle by Jake Heggie and Margaret Atwood that had its digital premiere this year in the Sarah and Ernest Butler HGO Digital series. This season, the cycle will have its Houston Premiere at the Rothko Chapel, performed by Joshua Hopkins, who created the project, and composer Jake Heggie.

The opera Turandot is controversial for many reasons, so why do we still perform it? Join members of the cast and creative team, community partners, and other Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) creatives at the Asia Society Houston as we discuss what it means to do this history piece today.

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