Sparky's Jazz Express at Arts & Resilience Sparky’s Jazz Express rocks Webber Plaza

Students, faculty, and staff at McGovern Medical School were treated to an afternoon of smooth sounds, courtesy of Sparky’s Jazz Express, as part of the Arts & Resilience program on June 13 in Webber Plaza. One of the top groups in Galveston, Texas, Sparky’s Jazz Express formed in 1980 when Sparky Koerner moved to the […]


Arts & Resilience with Ernesto Vega and Friends Ernesto Vega Highlights April’s Arts & Resilience Program

Cuban jazz musician Ernesto Vega treated McGovern Medical School to an array of jazz hits at the April edition of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics’ Arts & Resilience Program. Vega, the winner of Cuba’s “First Award,” which is given at the international jazz competition “Jojazz” each year, began playing internationally in 2003, at […]


Laurie Meister Harp Arts & Resilience features Laurie Meister and the Harp

The McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics continued its Arts & Resilience program with a performance from Houston harpist Laurie Meister on March 14. Meister serves as the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s principal harpist and performs regularly with the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, and Houston Grand Opera orchestras. Meister received her bachelor’s degree in music […]


Montiel strums for students at Arts & Resilience

Students, faculty, and staff at McGovern Medical School enjoyed performances of classic South American and Latin American musicians by Alejandro Montiel, D.M.A., a Houston-based guitarist, educator, and recording artist, Nov. 13 as part of this month’s Arts & Resilience program, a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine, in a performance presented by Aperio, Music of the Americas.


Rodriguez, Wood explore the roots of the accordion

Students, faculty, and staff were treated to a round of performances and some insight into the evolution and technical aspects of the accordion Thursday afternoon as part of this October’s Arts & Resilience program, a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine.


MarkVogelSept.13 Vogel returns for inaugural 2018-19 Arts & Resilience program

This year’s first Arts & Resilience Program, a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine, at McGovern Medical School saw the return of pianist Mark Vogel to campus Thursday afternoon.


Molly Glentzer Molly Glentzer talks Houston arts scene at Arts & Resilience

Molly Glentzer, senior writer and critic for the arts and culture at the Houston Chronicle, spoke about the diverse Houston arts scene as part of this year’s final installment of the Arts & Resilience Program – a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine at McGovern Medical School.


StackMcGeeThumb Painters discuss inspiration and more for Arts & Resilience

Gael Stack and David McGee, two Houston-area painters, talked at length about their art and their influences as part of month’s edition of the ongoing Arts & Resilience Program – a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine at McGovern Medical School.


Sandy Frieden, Ph.D Arts & Resilience delves into the language of film

Dr. Sandy Frieden, adjunct assistant professor at the University of Houston, spoke about the art of “diagnosing” the meanings and details behind movies for this month’s edition of the ongoing Arts & Resilience Program – a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine at McGovern Medical School.


Roberto Rodriguez (left) performs a song on his diatonic accordion alongside Dr. Roger Wood at Wednesday's Arts & Resilience program. Arts & Resilience explores origins, evolution of the ‘orchestra in a box’

Houston-based accordionist Roberto Rodriguez and Dr. Roger Wood, music historian and author, gave an entertaining and informative presentation Wednesday afternoon on the cross-cultural origins and appeal of the accordion, as part of the ongoing Arts & Resilience Program – a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine at McGovern Medical School.