Presto: The Music Tour with a Mission
Music and outreach converge in the 2019 Presto Tour,
featuring Lawrence's New Music & Select Jazz Ensembles


Registration coming soon!

Music notes

The Lawrence University Conservatory of Music is bringing their music tour with a mission, Presto, to Houston! From March 18-22, Lawrence will visit high schools, work with community organizations, and perform a one-night-only concert featuring the Lawrence New Music & Select Jazz Ensembles, as well as Lawrence voice professor and award-winning Texas native, John Holiday.

Days of music, education and community work

Houston-area high schools: Dulles High School, Houston School of the Performing and Visual Arts, Klein High School, Seven Lakes High School

Community Partners: Workshop Houston and Arts Integration

Powerful performance at MATCH

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

  • Presto 2019 Performance

  • Thursday, March 21
    7:30 p.m.
    3400 Main Street
    Houston TX 77002

    The concert is free and open to the public.


About the Ensembles


New music ensemble rehearsing in classroomThe Lawrence University New Music Ensemble (Michael Clayville, director) unites faculty and students to present evocative and challenging works from the past 50 years, from classical to crossover, minimalism to modernism.


Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble PortraitThe Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble (LUJE), (Patty Darling, director) has a longstanding 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

The Lawrence University Conservatory of Music provides students with both a world-class conservatory and a leading college of liberal arts and sciences. It offers the ideal learning environment, preparing 21st century musicians for 21st-century musicianship. 


Get a preview of Presto with this inside look at last year's tour in Chicago!

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