Lux Musicae highlights the chamber concert ambience which conveys “transparency” to realize artistic productions that integrate music, dance, theatre and the visual arts.
Our vision is to perform chamber music of the past, present and future; to share the intimacy of ensemble music setting. Ensemble music is unique in how and why it is created in the minds of the composers and usually involves anywhere from three to eighteen musicians.
Lux Musicae’s audience brings together all types of concert goers; specifically, those interested in collaborations between artists. The ensemble embraces young composers to commission works for performance and competitions, and offers accomplished young artists an opportunity to collaborate with professional musicians. Artists can participate in performances by invitation, audition or recommendation.
Artists interested in performing with Lux Musicae may email the ensemble’s artistic director.
Artistic Director Emmanuel Godoy
Emmanuel Godoy holds a Bachelors Degree from the Boston Conservatory of Music, a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School, and was a full scholarship student in the Professional Studies Program at Mannes College. He began studying conducting under Attilio Poto and Terence Frazor; continued studies with Peter Bay and Kirk Trevor at the International Conducting Institute.
Mr. Godoy has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Connecticut Grand Opera; San Antonio Symphony; as Solo Percussionist for the Lincoln Center Institute; and percussionist for the Broadway Majestic Series, Ragtime and Crazy for You.
As Principal Timpanist for the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, he recorded Lalo Schifrin’s world premiere Cantos Aztecas with Placido Domingo; music of Liadov and Rachmaninoff; and Carmine Coppolas soundtrack for the movie Blood Red. His recordings include music of Jorge Córdoba, Juegos Sonoros, and with the Air Force Band of the West. He has published two vibraphone arrangements: Chopin’s Prelude in E Minor and Debussy’s Footprints in the Snow.
Presently, Mr. Godoy serves as Principal Timpanist for the Corpus Christi Symphony, the Round Rock Symphony, and Assistant Timpanist with Victoria Symphony. He is Artistic Director of Lux Musicae, which he founded in 2011.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert Saenz, JD/Executive Director
Rev. Adelin Rival Div. MA(Th) BCC/Board Member
Eugene Rodriguez, MD/Board Member
Joe M. Moody, MD/Board Member
Luxmusicae.org is maintained by Jason Kiss, also known as “Lonegoat” from the “Necroclassical” project Goatcraft, which fuses metal and classical music aesthetics under one exposition. He has performed across the United States at music and film festivals and has released three albums under the Goatcraft moniker. In addition to his own music, he has done session work for numerous metal bands, including the death metal band Origin. Mr. Kiss is self-taught on piano, and he strives to further develop and refine his musical expressions.