Libi Lebel, Artistic Director
Texas Medical Center Orchestra was founded in 2000, and is one of the few community orchestras in the United States to be based in the medical community. Each year, TMCO performs concerts in the Crain Garden Lobby of Houston Methodist Hospital and various locations within the Texas Medical Center.
Charlie Chaplin at the Symphony featuring Dan Kamin
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:00 pm & Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2:00 pm
Hobby Center, Zilkha Hall
Our season opens with a bang as The Classical Clown battles conductor
Libi Lebel for control of the TMC Orchestra. Then the clown unmasks to
introduce two timeless Chaplin comedies, Easy Street and The Immigrant, accompanied by terrific new symphonic scores.
Dan Kamin trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in Chaplin and created Johnny Depp's comedy moves for Benny and Joon. Don’t miss his uproarious blend of classical music and classic comedy!
October 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. — Purchase Tickets HERE
October 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. — Purchase Tickets HERE
RBC Gran Fondo Texas Charity Bike Ride Absolute Success
The 2017 RBC Gran Fondo Texas charity bike ride was an absolute success generating record contributions to the Texas Medical Center Orchestra (TMCO) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each organization received a donation of $42,500 at the May 20 TMCO concert at the Hobby Center.
The RBC Gran Fondo Texas charity bike ride was founded in 2011 and this year’s event was held in Montgomery, with over 1,200 riders participating. Over the past seven years, it has had nearly 9,000 riders making it one of the largest rides recommended by the National MS Society as a lead-up ride to the BP MS 150 Houston-to-Austin event. Since inception, the ride has contributed more than $360,000 to the two charities. Both TMCO and the National MS Society are qualified charities under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. More information about RBC Gran Fondo Texas can be found at www.granfondotexastmco.com.
Pictured Below: Kelli Dreiling , Vice President of Development, National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Houston, Rick Lewis, Chairman, RBC Gran Fondo Texas, Ken Sebek, Executive Director, Texas Medical Center Orchestra