Artful Women Honoree Jano Nixon Kelley

Unable to attend? Consider a donation to Ars Lyrica Houston  in Jano Nixon Kelley's name.

Tickets for the Sweet Philomela concert may be picked up at your table at the 6:00pm dinner at Artista in Hobby Center suite 404 prior to the performance.

Ars Lyrica’s 2017-2018 season of Artful Women explores the diverse roles played by women in the musical culture of the 17th and 18th centuries: as muse, heroine, musician, and patron. Each of our six subscription programs at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts has a remarkable story to tell, and we’re very much looking forward to sharing some exceptional music with you.

This season it seems especially appropriate that we honor some of Houston’s leading female philanthropists, especially those who are longtime members of the Ars Lyrica family. Our first concert on Friday, September 22 thus honors Jano Nixon Kelley, whose tireless advocacy and generous support of many of Houston’s leading cultural organizations has been crucial to artistic growth, financial sustainability, and long-term impact in the community. The festivities on September 22 begin with an exclusive dinner with Jano Nixon Kelley and John Kelley at Artista Restaurant and are followed by the Sweet Philomela concert in Zilkha Hall and an onstage post-concert reception. Cost for the whole package (dinner, concert, and post-concert reception) is $250 for individual tickets and $400 for couples. We understand that not everyone will be able to attend the pre-concert dinner, which has limited seating, so we are also offering a single ticket VIP concert seat & reception package for $100. All packages may be purchased ONLINE by filling out the reservation form below, or by calling Ars Lyrica’s office at 713-622-7443.

Additionally, a special section of the concert program will include words of gratitude to Jano Nixon Kelley, and we’d be delighted if you would contribute a sentence or two. If you’re not able to be at the concert, please consider a donation in Jano Nixon Kelley’s honor. We hope you will join us in celebrating Jano Nixon Kelley’s rich musical legacy on September 22.

Evening Itinerary

Address: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (808 Bagby St)

Suggested arrival time: 5:45 Complimentary Valet Parking (with printed voucher)

Dinner served at 6:00pm in Artista Restaurant 4th floor

(concert tickets will be at your table)

Sweet Philomela concert in Zilkha Hall 7:30pm

Post-concert reception 9:00pm  

An Evening Honoring Jano Nixon Kelley September 22, 2017

Reservation Form

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Type your preferred package in space below. (A payment invoice will be sent to the email entered above).
Please include full address: street, city, state and zip code.
Contribute a few sentences in gratitude to be included in the printed program.

Package A $250

  • Honoree Dinner at Artista 6:00pm 
  • Sweet Philomela Concert Ticket 
  • Exclusive Post-Concert Reception

Package B $400 / couples

  • 2 Dinners at Artista 6:00pm
  • 2 Sweet Philomela Concert Tickets
  • 2 Exclusive Post-Concert Reception Passes

VIP Single Ticket Package $100

  • Sweet Philomela Concert Ticket
  • Exclusive Post-Concert Reception 

Click submit for an invoice to be emailed to you, with option to pay by credit card or to mail a check.

Jano Nixon Kelley is the Director of Marketing and Leasing for Cameron Management. Jano oversees leasing, corporate branding efforts, media relationships, website management, broker, investor, and tenant relations. Through her position as Director of Marketing, Jano has been able to support many philanthropic endeavors including but not limited to Houston Symphony, Central Houston, Inc. The Houston Parks Board, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Rice Design Alliance, The Beacon, COMPASS, The Heritage Society and Preservation Houston. Prior to joining Cameron Management, Jano had a career in corporate banking where her last position was with Toronto Dominion Bank. She coordinated cross-functional teams of marketing, legal, administrative, lenders, and credit departments. Additionally, she has been a successful art broker, culinary event planner and instructor.  Jano’s personal volunteer efforts include Ars Lyrica, Camp for All, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She met her husband, John Kelley, through their combined volunteer efforts at Camp for All. Jano’s son, Kley Nixon, resides in Brooklyn, NY. She is thrilled to be recognized by Ars Lyrica Houston!