Light, Land, and Sea. The program includes Kaija Saariaho's "Fall" for solo harp and electronics, taken from her ballet Maa (Finnish for land); Andrew Norman's Light Screens, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's stained glass window designs; and Fred Lerdahl's Three Diatonic Studies, a trio that stemmed from an early commission to write a variation based on the "Aria" of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
7:30 p.m. April 8. The MATCH, 3400 Main. For information, call 713-524-5678 or visit musiqahouston.org. $25 to $45.
Nature has long served as inspiration for mathematicians and artists, and the colorful illustrations of biologist, naturalist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel captured the beauty of the natural world so compellingly that contemporary composer Karim Al-Zand took pen to paper. The resulting Studies in Nature, with its three movements “Sea Lillies,” “Radiolara” and “Jellyfish” for viola, harp and flute, serves as the foundation for this Musiqa-presented evening titled