COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

DA CAMERA JAM AT DISCOVERY GREEN
Jacqui SuttonThursday, April 24, 6:30 PM

Discovery Green

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with Da Camera, Discovery Green and guest artistic advisor Robert “Doc” Morgan. Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green features jazz vocalists and instrumentalists from the Greater Houston area and is made possible by a grant from the Kinder Foundation.

6:30 PM – Frontier Jazz Orchestra
7:30 PM – Vocalist Jacqui Sutton with the Frontier Jazz Orchestra

Additional support from Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN!

Featuring WindSync 
Sunday, April 27, 3:00 PM

The Menil Collection

The acclaimed wind quintet returns to the Menil for this free program. This former Da Camera Young Artist Program ensemble-in-residence has been hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians.” A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition, this fresh and energetic wind quintet is thrilling audiences nationwide with its unique approach to classical music. Co-sponsored by The Menil and Houston Public Media.

 

A LITTLE DAY MUSIC
Wednesday, May 7, Noon

Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center

This month's concert features the Da Camera Young Artists. Meet the Young Artists here. The media sponsor is Houston Public Radio KUHA Classical 91.7 FM and KUHF 88.7 FM. A Little Day Music is sponsored by Center Point Energy.

 

DA CAMERA AND CLASSICAL REVOLUTION
Young Artists at AvantGardenAT AVANTGARDEN

Sunday, May 11, 8:00 PM
411 Westheimer

Da Camera and Classical Revolution Houston present an evening featuring Da Camera Young Artists and special guests. Come, bring your favorite chamber music, and take the stage for an open jam from 9:00 to 10:00 pm. Classical Revolution Houston is part of an international grass-roots organization of musicians dedicated to performing high-quality chamber music in non-traditional settings.

 

Da Camera and Discovery Green present

Fats Waller Dance PartyJASON MORAN'S FATS WALLER
DANCE PARTY

Friday, May 16, 7:30 PM

Discovery Green

Opening set by the jazz combo from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Jason Moran pays tribute to Fats Waller, the influential stride pianist, composer and singer best known for his songs Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Honeysuckle Rose. Rather than interpreting Waller’s ebulliently swinging songbook directly, Moran breaks down melodies and riffs and then “the band built on those fragments, in rhythms coming out of 1960s-and-beyond dance music: Motown, house, hip-hop,” the New York Times reported. This night will be a raucous party with an open dance floor and copious quantities of fun.

 “A startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation.” -- The L.A. Times

“The most provocative thinker in current jazz.” -- Rolling Stone

Funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and The Kinder Foundation. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available at the Lake House. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages, please.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS
Da Camera’s Education and Community Initiatives programs are supported by: Kinder Morgan Foundation, The Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Union Pacific, United Airlines, Target, The Williams Foundation, The Brown Foundation, The Cullen Foundation, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, T.T. and W.F. Chao Family Foundation, William E. and Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Trust, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, The Houston Endowment, Immanuel and Helen B. Olshan Foundation, The Simmons Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, The City of Houston and The Theater District Improvement, Inc. and Texas Commission on the Arts.

 

PAST EVENTS

 

A LITTLE DAY MUSIC
Wednesday, October 2, Noon
Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center

This month’s free program features Da Camera Young Artists performing the Duo Concertante by Krzysztof Penderecki; a set of art songs and the beloved Piano Quintet in A major, D.667 "Trout" by Franz Schubert. The performers are Kelley Kimball, soprano; Melanie Riordan, violin; Whitney Bullock, viola; Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello; Paul Cannon, bass and Yvonne Chen, piano. A Little Day Music is sponsored by CenterPoint Energy. The media sponsor is Houston Public Radio.

 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN!
featuring WindSync
Sunday, October 6, 3:00 PM
The Menil Collection

This season we present three Sunday afternoon outdoor concerts by the acclaimed wind quintet WindSync. This former Da Camera Young Artist Program ensemble-in-residence has been hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians.” A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition, this fresh and energetic wind quintet is thrilling audiences nationwide with its unique approach to classical music. Recommended for all ages.

 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN!
Saturday, October 12, 3:00 PM

The Menil Collection
This outdoor program features jazz guitarist Mike Wheeler and his quartet. Mike Wheeler, guitar; Dennis Dotson, trumpet; David Craig, bass; Tim Solook, drums. A tribute to the musical collaboration of Jazz greats Jim Hall and Art Farmer. Their sophistication and musicality has been a major inspiration to many jazz musicians and listeners for decades. The Farmer/Hall collaboration represents one of the finest examples of guitar/trumpet based ensembles in jazz.
Recommended for all ages.

 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN!
Behind the Curtain with the
Da Camera Young Artists

Saturday, November 2, 3:00 PM
The Menil Collection

Dmitri Shostakovich Three Duets
Valentin Silvestrov Projections
Edison Denisov Canon in Memory of Igor Stravinsky
Arvo Pärt Für Alina
Edison Denisov Archipel de songes (Island of Dreams)
Aram Khachaturian Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano in G Minor

Da Camera Young Artists (Kelley Kimball, soprano; Sean Krissman, clarinet; Melanie Riordan, violin; Meghan Caulkett, harp; Brandon Bell, vibraphone; Andrew Staupe, piano; Brandon Bell, vibraphone); Craig Hauschildt, chimes; Leone Buyse, flute

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

A LITTLE DAY MUSIC
Wednesday, November 6, Noon

Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center

This month’s free program features the Da Camera Young Artists.

Mozart  Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576
Fritz Kreisler  Prealudium and Allegro
Gershwin  Lullaby
Aram Khachaturian  Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano in G Minor (excerpt)
Britten  Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2
 
Da Camera Young Artists (Sean Krissman, clarinet; Titus Underwood, oboe; Anthony Bracewell, violin; Melanie Riordan, violin; Leah Kovach, viola; Francesca McNeeley, cello; Andrew Staupe, piano)

The media sponsor is Houston Public Radio KUHA Classical 91.7 FM and KUHF 88.7 FM. A Little Day Music is sponsored by Center Point Energy.

 

MENTORS IN MUSIC MASTER CLASS: INON BARNATAN
Monday, November 11, 4pm

Dudley Recital Hall, Moores School of Music
University of Houston Centra Campus

In Da Camera's Mentors in Music master classes, advanced students and Da Camera Young Artists receive coaching from the master musicians appearing in our concert series.

 

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND
Wednesday, December 11, Noon

16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Featuring KIPP Sharp Orchestra. 

 

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND
WindSync presents Simple Gifts: A Holiday Sampler
Friday, December 13, Noon

16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN!

WindSync presents Simple Gifts: A Holiday Sampler
Sunday, December 15, 3:00 PM

The Menil Collection

The acclaimed wind quintet returns to the Menil for this free program of holiday favorites.  This former Da Camera Young Artist Program ensemble-in-residence has been hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians.” A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition, this fresh and energetic wind quintet is thrilling audiences nationwide with its unique approach to classical music. Recommended for all ages. Co-sponsored by The Menil and Houston Public Media.

 

DA CAMERA AND CLASSICAL REVOLUTION
Young Artists at AvantGardenAT AVANTGARDEN

Sunday, January 19, 7:00 PM
411 Westheimer

Da Camera and Classical Revolution Houston present an evening featuring Da Camera Young Artists. This month's event is hosted by Da Camera Young Artist Leah Kovach and features music by Gershwin, Mozart, Prokofiev, Garth Knox, John Luther Adams and others. Come, bring your favorite chamber music, and take the stage for an open jam from 9:00 to 10:00 pm. Classical Revolution Houston is part of an international grass-roots organization of musicians dedicated to performing high-quality chamber music in non-traditional settings. Mark your calendar for Da Camera/Classical Revolution Houston events on February 9 and March 2.

 

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND
Monday, January 20, Noon

16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479

This performance honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
YA in TwomblyFeaturing repeated performances by Da Camera Young Artists
Saturday, January 25

 

11:00 AM in Menil Park: Elementary through high school-age student musicians perform We Are the Music, a new piece made for the Museum Experience by former Da Camera Young Artist composer Mark Buller.

 

2:00 PM, 2:45 PM and 3:30 PM. (each 30 minutes long). Three simultaneous performances by Da Camera Young Artists.
 
Cy Twombly Gallery/The Menil Collection
: the music of J.S. Bach and Matthias Pintscher.
Rothko Chapel: celestial works by John Luther Adams for strings, harp, celeste, and vibraphones.
Houston Center for Photography: Prokofiev’s Quintet for strings and wind.

For more details about Museum Experience Zone 1 visit the web site.

 

A LITTLE DAY MUSIC
Wednesday, February 5, Noon

Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center

This month’s free program features the Da Camera Young Artists joined by the KIPP SHARP Orchestra. Featuring music inspired by Shakespeare, including songs by Richard Strauss and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tempest Fantasy by living American composer Paul Moravec. The media sponsor is Houston Public Radio KUHA Classical 91.7 FM and KUHF 88.7 FM. A Little Day Music is sponsored by Center Point Energy.

 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN!
Surrealism and Magritte featuring the Da Camera Young Artists
Saturday, February 8, 3:00 PM

The Menil Collection

Da Camera's Young Artists preview the exhibtion Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary. The Young Artists set the stage for Magritte with music by the composers known as Les Six and by the artist's friend Andre Souris, a Belgian composer associated with the Surrealist movement.  Meet the Young Artists here. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

 

DA CAMERA AND CLASSICAL REVOLUTION HOUSTON
AT AVANTGARDEN

Sunday, February 9, 7:00 PM
411 Westheimer

Da Camera and Classical Revolution Houston present an evening
featuring Da Camera Young Artists.

 

DA CAMERA AND CLASSICAL REVOLUTION
AT AVANTGARDEN

Sunday, March 2, 8:00 PM
411 Westheimer

Da Camera and Classical Revolution Houston present an evening featuring Da Camera Young Artists. This month's event is hosted by Da Camera Young Artist Titus Underwood.


A LITTLE DAY MUSIC
Wednesday, March 5, Noon

Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center

This month's concert features the Da Camera Young Artists. Enjoy solo piano works including the Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E-flat major, BWV 852 from JS Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I; selected movements from Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F Major, Op.54 and Debussy's L'isle joyeuse (The Happy Island). The concert also includes the famous Adagio from Samuel Barber's String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11 and the last movement from DvoÅ™ák's String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96. The performers are Da Camera Young Artists Yvonne Chen, piano; Melanie Riordan, violin; Thomas Dougherty, violin and Whitney Bullock, viola; and guest artist Matthew Dudzik, cello.

Meet the Young Artists here. The media sponsor is Houston Public Radio KUHA Classical 91.7 FM and KUHF 88.7 FM. A Little Day Music is sponsored by Center Point Energy.

 

MUSIC FROM THE SALONS OF PARIS
Pop-Up Concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Saturday, March 15, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Audrey Jones Beck Building, 2nd floor galleries
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Da Camera's Young Artists present  music from the salons of late 19th century Paris. Pianist Yvonne Chen performs Debussy's L'isle joyeuse (The Happy Island). Soprano Kelly Kimball is featured in Debussy 's Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs). Pianist Andrew Staupe takes on Debussy's La Cathedrale Engloutie from the composer's Préludes, Book I. Staupe and violinist Boson Mo team up for Ravel's Tzigane. Free with paid general museum admission. For tickets and more information, go to www.mfah.org.

 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN!
Bowler Hats and Tubas featuring the Da Camera Young Artists
Saturday, March 22, 3:00 PM

The Menil Collection

Da Camera's Young Artists and special guests present a musical event inspired by the exhibition Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary.

Featuring Bach's Prelude in G Major for Solo Cello; André Souris's Fratrasie; Mark Applebaum's Tlön; Darius Milhaud's Quatre visages; the world premiere of Young Artist composer Phillip Elder's  L'Évidence éternelle; and John Cage's Inlets

Thomas Dougherty, violin; Melanie Riordan, violin; Whitney Bullock, viola; Meghan Caulkett, harp; Brandon Bell, shells; Phillip Elder, shells;  Andrew Staupe, piano;  Yvonne Chen, piano

Special guests: Justis MacKenzie, tuba; Craig Hauschildt, conductor, percussion; P. Carrington Byrd,  the sound of fire and conch

Meet the Young Artists here. Recommended for all ages.

 

A LITTLE DAY MUSIC
Wednesday, April 2, Noon

Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center

The Woody Witt Quartet celebrates jazz legend Wayne Shorter's 80th birthday. The media sponsor is Houston Public Radio KUHA Classical 91.7 FM and KUHF 88.7 FM. A Little Day Music is sponsored by Center Point Energy.

 

DA CAMERA JAM AT DISCOVERY GREEN
Thursday, April 10, 6:30 PM

Discovery Green

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with Da Camera, Discovery Green and guest artistic advisor Robert “Doc” Morgan. Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green features jazz vocalists and instrumentalists from the Greater Houston area and is made possible by a grant from the Kinder Foundation. Pick up a free Jazz Appreciation Month poster and information about the 2014/2015 jazz series.

6:30 PM – Guitarist Mike Wheeler Trio
7:30 PM – Trumpet Summit featuring Marvin Stamm and Dennis Dotson

 

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN!
Family concert featuring the Da Camera Young Artists
Saturday, April 12, 3:00 PM

The Menil Collection

The Da Camera Young Artists present a family concert.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by David Mullikins

Sean Krissman, clarinet; Anthony Bracewell, violin; Francesca McNeeley, cello; Brandon Bell, percussion; Megan Weinel, narrator

B. B. Wolf (an Apologia) by Jon Deak

Paul Cannon, bass and narrator

Swimmy by Karim Al-Zand

Sean Krissman, clarinet; Anthony Bracewell, violin; Francesca McNeeley, cello; Andrew Staupe, piano; Craig Hauschildt, narrator

Meet the Da Camera Young Artists.

 

DA CAMERA AND CLASSICAL REVOLUTION
Young Artists at AvantGardenAT AVANTGARDEN

Sunday, April 13, 7:00 PM
411 Westheimer

Da Camera and Classical Revolution Houston present an evening featuring Da Camera Young Artists. This month's event is hosted by Da Camera Young Artist Melanie Riordan and features music by Jon Deak, Toru Takemitsu, Paganini, Tournier, Britten and more. Come, bring your favorite chamber music, and take the stage for an open jam from 9:00 to 10:00 pm. Classical Revolution Houston is part of an international grass-roots organization of musicians dedicated to performing high-quality chamber music in non-traditional settings.

 

DA CAMERA JAM AT DISCOVERY GREEN
Thursday, April 17, 6:30 PM

Discovery Green

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with Da Camera, Discovery Green and guest artistic advisor Robert “Doc” Morgan. Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green features jazz vocalists and instrumentalists from the Greater Houston area and is made possible by a grant from the Kinder Foundation.

6:30 PM – UH Moores School Jazz Combo
7:30 PM – UH Moores School Jazz Orchestra