The Gateless Gate: A Musical Exploration, a program of reflective music, features pianist Rodney Waters, artistic director and founder of the Mukuru "Arts for AIDS" series, and pianist Adam Tendler, the artistic director of the Foundation for Modern Music. Also appearing are soprano Melissa Givens and members of the Houston Symphony. The name Gateless Gate comes from a collection of 48 Zen koans (unanswerable questions) created by Chinese Zen master Wumen Hui-k'ai in the 13th century. The koans are designed to help individuals contemplate the difference between truth and illusion, as does the music in today's program. The lineup includes Schubert's Fantasie in F Minor, Beethoven's "Ghost" and poetry by Randall Watson. 7 p.m. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross. For information, call 713_623-6796 or visit www.mukuru.org. Free (suggested donation is $10).
Fri., Oct. 3, 7 p.m., 2008