APERIO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that presents unusual and rarely performed chamber music by contemporary composers from the Americas. The organization provides lively and thought-provoking concerts, educational opportunities and outreach programs to Houston’s diverse performing and visual arts audiences. By emphasizing the works of Latin and Anglo-American composers, APERIO illuminates the rich musical heritage of South and North America. Drawing from many indigenous and foreign cultures, the multicultural programming provides artistic, social and political contexts for the compositions from the New World. Through its interactive and explanatory format, locally and nationally recognized musicians draw parallels to other visual, literary and performing art forms.