Discovery Series



Greetings Parents, Educators and Administrators,

It was wonderful to welcome your students to the Hobby Center for the launch of our 2023-2024 Discovery Series season.   The series is a cornerstone education program for the Hobby Center and has even more meaning to our team as we dive into a new era at the Hobby Center with a newly revised mission: the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts deepens understanding of our shared humanity. We serve as a connector, convenor and incubator for all Houston audiences, artmakers and arts organizations. By presenting engaging performances and educational programs, we strengthen our sense of belonging to shape a more cohesive and connected Houston community.

Thank you to Ars Lyrica Houston and Express Children’s Theatre for their artistic presentation of “Maria’s Magical Musical Adventure.”  As the students learned today this story all started with the creativity of a young author and composer – Emma Wine.   In this story just published in January, the main character Maria meets a musical magician, and the two travel back in time almost 3,000 years to meet Antonio Vivaldi in Venice, Italy. After publishing the book, the talented Emma Wine also wrote a string quartet with original music and arranged excerpts from The Four Seasons to accompany the story.

The music, along with the reading in English and Spanish, is on YouTube as part of Ars Lyrica’s ongoing e-series Musical Storytime.   Visit here to learn more. 

Learn more about the program that your child saw today.

You and your family are always welcome at the Hobby Center.  In addition to our Broadway Across America series the Hobby Center is committed to offering family friendly and accessible programming. We hope to see you soon at the Hobby Center!