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The 2017-18 Season at Bayou Theater

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The 2017-18 season at Bayou Theater is in full swing, and we are excited! Not only have we created two brand-new series that expand the range of musical forms on our stage, but we’ve also assembled talented musicians to showcase those genres. Purchase single tickets using the button below or scroll down to see our listing of shows. 

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Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined
Baroque Masterworks Benefit
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 | 8 p.m.
The opening concert for the 2017-18 Bayou Theater season featured Masterworks and audience favorites from the Baroque era.

mendelssohn 5

Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined
Mendelssohn’s 5th

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 | 8 p.m.
Mendelssohn composed Symphony No. 5 in 1830 to honor the 300th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.


Texas Ensemble

Texas New Music Ensemble
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
The Texas New Music Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of contemporary music created by Texas composers and performed by Texas musicians. The performance will feature duets, trios and quartets, as well as a piece for bass clarinet and computer.

Game Over Life

Game (Over) Life
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Is a video game ever really over? What happens to the characters we have created when we turn the game off? This performance explores video games' role in the construction of identity and self. Through autoethnographic narratives and experimental video and audio production, this performance troubles the divide between the digital and corporeal to ask, "Do we ever truly stop playing the game?”

Youth Soul Love

Youth Soul Love
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Doors Open 6:00 p.m. | Show 7:00 p.m.
Youth Soul Love is a hip hop soul artist born and raised in Houston, TX. Known for his effortless blend of relatable lyrics, top quality visuals and high energy sounds. The show features Youth Soul Love as well as an array of up and coming artists, such as Urban-Punk Artist Sobe Lash and Clear Lake native Ashley Toman, in addition to live performances from a few special guests. "The Homecoming" show's mission is to enlighten, uplift and inspire UHCL and the Clear Lake area.

Riyaaz Qawwali

Riyaaz Qawwali
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Riyaaz Qawwali represents the diversity of Texas with the music of South Asia. The Houston-based ensemble hails from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. They combines traditional works with poetry to create a message of oneness.

Sponsored by:
Texas Commission on the Arts

Bumper Jacksons

Bumper Jacksons
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
The six members of Bumper Jacksons combine Appalachian folk, New Orleans jazz and Texas swing to create powerful music. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of vintage Americana, Bumper Jacksons create a party where everyone’s invited.

Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters - Valentine's Day Special
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
The Quebe (rhymes with “maybe”) Sisters have created a unique sound and take on classic American music, having spent the last decade touring, recording three albums and playing with some of the biggest names in music. Get ready for a concert that will have you dancing in the aisles!


Dailey & VincentSponsored By:

City of HoustonHouston Arts Alliance


Dailey and Vincent
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Lauded by Country Music Television and a recent inductee into the Grand Old Opry, Dailey and Vincent are one of the top bluegrass outfits in the country. The duo has garnered multiple awards including three-time “Entertainer of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Awards.


Ipek Bozkurt

Piano recital, featuring Ipek Bozkurt
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Ipek Bozkurt presents an evening of piano favorites, including Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and Rachmaninov. Bozkurt, a recent competitor in the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, is currently an associate professor of engineering management at UHCL.


Riyaaz Qawwali

Sponsored by
Texas Commission on the Arts New York Life Insurance Company 

Riyaaz Qawwali
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, Riyaaz Qawwali will return to explore the cultural impacts of Qawwali through the people who have written and enjoyed this musical tradition for centuries. Riyaaz is a Houston-based ensemble with members from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Come enjoy this musical tradition performed by a world renowned ensemble.


Mercury Orchestra-Italian Baroque

Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined
Splendors of Italian Baroque
Friday, April 13, 2018 | 8 p.m.
The Baroque period flourished with great advances in music, architecture and art. This program is filled with the best music from Italian composers of this era.

Presale: Adult $20 | Student $13
At Door: Adult $25 | Student $15

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
This world premier, collaboratively written play by UHCL students and staff, explores the relationship we have to Harry Potter and growing up with magic in our world. Directed by Dr. Andrea Baldwin, lecturer in communications at UHCL, with assistant director and UHCL student, Christos Patelis.

At Door: Adult $10 | Student $5

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Brave Combo

Brave Combo
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
What happens when you mix polka, cumbia, blues and zydeco with a distinctive Texas flavor? You get two-time Grammy Award winning Brave Combo! Based out of Denton, Brave Combo has been turning heads and making waves for nearly four decades.

Presale: Adult $20 | Student $13
At Door: Adult $25 | Student $15

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Mercury  Orchestra-Vivaldi Four Seasons

Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined
Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Mother's Day Special
Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 2 p.m. 
For this Mother’s Day special, Mercury presents a magical setting for Vivaldi’s beloved classic. When combined with Purcell’s Fairy Queen, this afternoon will provide a multitude of delightful theatrical surprises.

Presale: Adult $20 | Student $13
At Door: Adult $25 | Student $15

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Thank you to our sponsors and donors:  

City of Houston
Houston Arts Alliance    Fishbone Safety Solutions Physicians Premiere Clear Lake       Texas Commission on the Arts 
    New York Life Insurance Company    


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