Music and outreach converge in the 2019 Presto! Tour, featuring the New Music & Select Jazz Ensembles

Presto! 2019 includes four days of music, education and community work in Houston, with visits to Workshop Houston and the Houston Independent School District, and several local high schools, including the Houston School of the Performing & Visual Arts.

It all culminates with a public concert at Midtown Arts & Theatre Center of Houston (MATCH), featuring the Lawrence New MusicSelect Jazz Ensembles, as well as Lawrence voice professor and award-winning Texas native John Holiday. 

  • Thursday, March 22
    7:30 p.m.
    3400 Main Street
    Houston TX 77002

    The concert is free and open to the public.
  • Registration coming soon!


About the Ensembles

Lawrence University faculty and students unite in the LU New Music Ensemble, directed by Michael Clayville, to present evocative and challenging works from the past 50 years.

The Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble (LUJE), directed by Patty Darling, has a long standing reputation as one of America's finest collegiate jazz groups, which was reaffirmed when DownBeat Magazine named LUJE as the "Undergraduate College Winner" in the 2018 DownBeat Student Music Awards large jazz ensemble category. This was the fourth time in its history LUJE has been honored by DownBeat


Presto! Tour 2018

Watch highlights from last year's tour to Chicago.

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