/aˈpe.ri.o/ verb [lat] 1: to open, reveal, or unveil
2: to hear with new understanding
Aperio, Music of the Americas is a Houston-based ensemble dedicated to presenting unique chamber music in performances that showcase contemporary composers from the Americas.
Through an interactive performance format, the ensemble's programming examines the art music of South and North America, focusing particularly on musical contributions drawn from many indigenous and foreign cultures. Aperio advocates for the creation and promotion of new works by both emerging and established composers, often exploring the relationship between selected repertoire and other art forms.
In the spirit of this mission, the organization is committed to expanding classical music audiences through extensive community and educational outreach programs, with a particular focus on underserved communities in the Houston area.
Board of Directors
David W. Jones
Michael Zuraw, DMA
President & Artistic Director
Daniel Saenz, DMA
Joan R. Brochstein
María Inés Sicardi
Directors at Large