Loop38 – Houston's New Music Ensemble

Loop38 is a 16-person collective of passionate musicians bringing new music to the heart of Houston. Founded in the spring of 2016 at Rice University, Loop38 specializes in creating contemporary classical music experiences, performing works for large ensemble - an instrumentation that allows the full timbral spectrum of an orchestra while also showcasing the virtuosic solo capabilities of its musicians. Its members hold degrees from top music schools from all over the world, and have each used their unique experiences to inform their performances. Named after the 38-mile freeway ("the loop") that the musicians now identify as home, Loop38 focuses on bringing meaningful and memorable aural experiences of thoughtfully programmed music of living composers throughout Space City.

From the press

“athletic performances...accomplished musicians”

Eric Skelly, Houston Chronicle, March 2018

"young and dynamic...brilliantly conceived program"

Sherry Cheng, Arts and Culture Texas, March 2017

"With the creation of Loop38, something electrifying has arrived in Houston.”

Sydney Boyd, Girl at the Opera, Dec. 2016

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