Our season theme is HOME. We will dive into the natural world, culture, and human connection, and we’re inviting you to participate all along the way! Learn all about Home and the centerpiece concert of our season with Artistic Director, Joe Williams, and Director of Education, Travis Marcum, in our upcoming ACGtalks: Home breakfast on Wednesday Feb. 8 at 9:30am. We hope you’ll join us. Learn more here. We would like to thank atsec information security for their generous sponsorship of Marek’s residency and our home project. 


This season we at ACG are connecting our Artist-in-Residence, Marek, with our community on what Home means to them. Marek is working with more than eighty guitarists of all ages, across Texas, to make a monumental tribute to our planet that we’ll premiere on February 18.

As part of this collaboration, Marek has created five audio themes inspired by the ancient Japanese philosophy of godai or the “Five Elements,” that will be heard throughout our entire season. These themes will be the base of the final composition for Home this coming February.  They will also be featured in our pre-shows, videos, interviews, etc. 

Chi, meaning “Earth

Sui, meaning “Water

Ka, meaning “Fire

, meaning “Wind

Kū, meaning “Void


Marek has shared these themes with the giant guitar orchestra and in response has gotten videos of their own connection with the elements and the guitar. 

Learn more about that creative process here

Read the next story in our Home series here.

We’d like to invite you to participate as well! 

Do you have thoughts or reflections on Home? Might you take a picture of a beautiful place, or share a poem or reflection with us? Send them to [email protected].