New classical music organization, The Verreaux Collective, to debut in The Woodlands Sept. 22

The Verreaux Collective team members include Andrew White, Julia Simpson, Sebastian Stefanovic, Paul Novak, David Danjul and Arin Sarkissian.

The Verreaux Collective team members include Andrew White, Julia Simpson, Sebastian Stefanovic, Paul Novak, David Danjul and Arin Sarkissian.

The Verreaux Collective, a professional classical music organization, will kick-off its inaugural concert season with a performance Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

Founded this year by a group of musicians at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, The Verreaux Collective is a nonprofit organization dedicated to performing chamber music for The Woodlands residents.

The organization is led by Andrew White, a resident of The Woodlands who is pursuing a degree in piano performance at the Shepherd School of Music.

“This new organization will bring the nation’s next generation of artistic leaders to the heart of the community, while providing students at the world-renowned Shepherd School of Music with opportunities for entrepreneurial and musical growth,” White said.

The organization hosted a preview concert in April featuring the Kamila Quartet.

While the group is not the first professional music organization to offer classical music in The Woodlands, White said the organization fills a unique niche exploring the depth and intimacy of chamber music—a genre designed for small halls and personal connections with audiences.

The group’s season opener on Sept. 22 will be the first of four performances in The Verreaux Collective’s inaugural concert season. The program will feature pianist Wesley Ducote, violinist Jacob Schaefer and cellist Bree Ahern performing selections from Austrian and German composers.

Tickets for general seating for the Sept. 22 concert cost $20 and can be purchased in advance here. Lord of Life Lutheran Church is located at 3801 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands.

For more information about The Verreaux Collective, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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