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Desert Shelter Performance

6/16/23 8:00 pm



X Atrium

Come join us for the Desert Shelter performance in our X Atrium: an interdisciplinary exploration that highlights the experience of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border via the Sonoran Desert pass, told through music and dance. The arduous journey of migrants is physically portrayed through J.E. Hernández's composition, scored for a string sextet, in collaboration with NobleMotion Dance. The work was originally commissioned by Performing Arts Houston.

Composer J.E. Hernández (b.1993) is a Mexican-born, Houston-based composer focusing on elevating personal and cultural narrative through his work. J.E.’s music has been featured by distinguished ensembles and organizations such as the Kennedy Center for the Arts, Houston Grand Opera, American Opera Project, Performing Arts Houston, Apollo Chamber Players, Foundation for Modern Music, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, American Composers Forum, the Brazil National Orchestra, and in a wide variety of films, both in the United States and abroad. He holds a degree from the University of Houston. Past teachers include Marcus Maroney and Gregory Spears.

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