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Front page coverage in Houston Chronicle of Theater District arts programming in juvenile justice system

Monday’s Houston Chronicle includes a front page story about the collaboration between Theater District Houston and Harris County that brought arts programming into the juvenile justice system. This successful project brought programming from Da Camera, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Alley Theater and Theatre Under the Stars to various juvenile...

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Tonight’s concert going on as planned

Tonight’s Weinberg and Mendelssohn concert will take place tonight as scheduled. We are making a few minor changes to the schedule to shorten the evening and expect the concert to end around 10pm, in advance of additional rain predicted for overnight. Please join us if you’re able for this final...

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Alex Ross of The New Yorker raves about Mieczyslaw Weinberg

In a “Listen” post on The New Yorker’s web site, acclaimed critic Alex Ross shares his enthusiasm for composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, whose Piano Quintet will be performed Friday night by Sarah Rothenberg and the Daedalus string Quartet. Ross writes: “Weinberg, a Polish-Jewish composer who spent most of his life in...

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Sarah Rothenberg on Weinberg and Mendelssohn

Da Camera Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg on the May 10 concert, Weinberg and Mendelssohn: Our season finale brings together two composers who, at first glance, seem to have nothing in common.  Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) is one of the most celebrated composers of classical music, credited with being perhaps the greatest...

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Houston Chronicle interviews Dave Douglas about Dizzy Gillespie tribute

The Houston Chronicle’s Andrew Dansby interviewed jazz trumpter Dave Douglas about his concert Friday night saluting trumpet legendy Dizzy Gillespie. “People ask me why I’m doing a Dizzy Gillespie project. I say, “How could it have taken me this long to do a Dizzy Gillespie project?”…Dizzy was such an interesting...

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Sarah Rothenberg on John Ashbery

No program on this Da Camera season evokes as many personal memories as tonight’s musical tribute to the great American poet John Ashbery (1927-2017).  Touching on many years of friendship and going back to my earliest days at Da Camera, the phrase that inspired our season theme, “time future contained...

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Dave Douglas’s Dizzy Atmosphere: A Listening Guide

Dave Douglas’s Dizzy Atmosphere boasts an impressive lineup of musicians, several of whom are bandleaders in their own rights. in advance of their Houston performance on April 12, we’re highlighting recordings by Douglas and this talented quintet who will be paying tribute to the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. But first let’s...

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Subscribe now for the 2019/2020 season!

Da Camera has announced the 2019/2020 season. Highlights include the opening night concert Bon Appetit!, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and pianist Richard Goode playing Beethoven. Subscribe now for this 7-concert series featuring guitarist John Scofield; the Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration; saxophonist Branford Marsalis, the Dafnis Prieto Big Band,...

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5 Questions for New York Philharmonic String Quartet’s Frank Huang

Frank Huang is destined to be one of Houston’s great musical sons. Arriving in the Bayou City at the age of 7 from Beijing, he quickly set himself apart as a violin virtuoso, performing with the Houston Symphony at 11. His accomplishments include winning the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s...

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A report from the National Arts Strategies Executive Program – Part 2

Brandon Bell is an arts administrator and percussionist. He is director of education and artistic administrator at Da Camera and is an adjunct faculty member at Houston Community College. He is currently writing his dissertation as he completes the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of...

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5 Questions for Composer Sally Beamish

It would be easier to list the genres of music that Sally Beamish doesn’t work in than all the ones she does. The prolific and British composer has received much acclaim for her concertos, operas, ballets, film scores and choral and orchestral music, and that’s when she’s not performing as...

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A Listening Guide for Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations

Special thanks to Houston Early Music for providing this listening guide for the Friday, March 1 concert with Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations. Jordi Savall, internationally acclaimed viola da gamba virtuoso, makes a highly anticipated return visit to the Houston stage with a program inspired by the 1991...

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A report from the National Arts Strategies Executive Program: Part 1

Brandon Bell is an arts administrator and percussionist. He is director of education and artistic administrator at Da Camera and is an adjunct faculty member at Houston Community College. He is currently writing his dissertation as he completes the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of...

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An Essential Listening Guide to the Music of Chucho Valdés

The word “legendary” hardly seems enough to describe Chucho Valdés. The renowned Cuban musician, composer and bandleader has six Grammy Awards, three Latin Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and has been inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. He...

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Sarah Rothenberg on Houston Matters

Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg appeared on Houston Public Media’s Houston Matters, discussing her 25 years with Da Camera and previewing Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams. Listen to the interview here

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Houston Press Previews Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams

Houston Press‘s Susie Tommaney previews Sarah Rothenberg’s Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams, coming to Hobby Center February 1 and 2. “Rothenberg is a quadruple-threat in this immersive experience; not only is she on piano, but the concept, scenario and direction are all hers. The approach brings together those who...

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New video: An inside look at Vienna 1900, part 3

In this latest video in our series of insights into Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams, from the production’s creator, Sarah Rothenberg discussed the Brahms Intermezzo in B Minor, Op. 119 that is the first piece she plays in this new production.

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New video: Sarah Rothenberg’s inside look at Vienna 1900: Part 1

In this new video, Vienna 1900‘s director and creator Sarah Rothenberg gives you an inside look at this new immersive production, coming to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, February 1 and 2. Concept, scenario and direction: Sarah Rothenberg Projection design: Sven Ortel Ligting and set design: Marcus Doshi...

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Meet the 2018-2019 Da Camera Young Artists

The Da Camera Young Artist Program is a fellowship program for emerging professional instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers. The program provides career-expanding experiences and training to the next generation of artists, encouraging them to create music for the community throughout their careers, and offer students and new audiences exposure to great...

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Theo Chandler

Theo Chandler

Theo Chandler is a composer currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, studying with Karim Al-Zand. Chandler is the recipient of a Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters and a Morton Gould Award from ASCAP. He was selected as...

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Robert J. Coe

Robert J. Coe’s music has been heralded as “sweeping, grand, and unspoiled” (Relevant Tones), and has been performed in Europe, Australia, Africa, and throughout North America by such illustrious ensembles as ETHEL (New York City), the Emily Carr String Quartet (Vancouver), the Hobart Wind Symphony (Tasmania), the Anima Vox Duo...

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Hope Cowan

Hope Cowan

Originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, harpist Hope Cowan moved to Houston in 2009 to pursue her musical education. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Music degree from Rice University, both under the instruction of Paula Page. Since graduating, Ms. Cowan...

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Douglas DeVries

Houston-based flutist Douglas DeVries is currently a Da Camera Young Artist and a frequent guest principal flute of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles. He is also the solo flutist of Loop38, a contemporary music collective in Houston, as well as an adjunct instructor at Houston Community College. In...

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Camille Jasensky

Camille Jasensky is making a name for herself in both the opera and musical theater worlds, and is praised for her “clear soprano voice and vivacious stage personality” (Greg Carpenter, General Director of Opera Colorado). Ms. Jasensky made her debut performing with Opera Colorado as Papagena in The Magic Flute...

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Timothy Krippner

Timothy Krippner

Praised as “a true artist” by the late Aldo Ciccolini, pianist Timothy Krippner has won top awards in numerous competitions and performed throughout the United States as well as Italy and Austria. A second-year fellow in Da Camera’s Young Artist Program, Mr. Krippner regularly performs chamber music and has performed...

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Giancarlo Latta

Giancarlo Latta

Fiercely committed to the music of our time, violinist and composer Giancarlo Latta has premiered dozens of works by numerous composers. Recent highlights include duo performances with flutist Claire Chase as part of Da Camera’s 2017-18 season, a premiere of a George Lewis work at the Banff Centre, the U.S....

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Michael Lenahan

Michael Lenahan

Michael Lenahan, a pianist from Toledo, Ohio, received his bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal. He is currently studying with Dr. Robert Roux working toward his master’s degree at Rice University. Other teachers include Dr. Robert Saterlee and Dr. Logan Skelton. He has won...

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Austin Lewellen

Austin Lewellen

Born into a musical family, Austin Lewellen played several different instruments before settling on the double bass. Well-versed in both orchestral and contemporary music, Austin has held fellowships at the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina, the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie in Austria, and the...

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Ellie Parker

Ellie Parker

British saxophonist Ellie Parker is an active advocate of new music and creative collaboration. A first-year Da Camera Young Artist, Ms. Parker has recently performed at the NASA Biennial Conference in Cincinnati and Lubbock, TMEA 2016, Scandinavian Saxophone Festival, World Youth Wind Ensemble Project in Schladming, Austria and the Frederick...

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Jacob Schafer

Jacob Schafer

Violinist Jacob Schafer performs widely as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. As a Young Artist with Da Camera, he has performed at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Public Library, and the Galveston Artists Residency, as well as in classrooms across the city. Mr. Schafer is a...

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Brady Spitz

Brady Spitz

Brady Spitz is a Houston-based percussionist and educator, currently leading the percussion studies at Houston Baptist University. Equally at home in the concert hall, on the recital stage, and behind the drum set, Spitz is the former principal timpanist of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and has also appeared with the...

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Hasmik Vardanyan

Armenian cellist Hasmik Vardanyan has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in major concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House, Tchaikovsky Music Hall in Moscow, Berlin Opera House, St. John Smith Square in London and the Munetsugu Hall in Japan. Ms. Vardanyan is a...

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Madison Vest

Madison Vest

Violinist Madison Vest has performed with multiple orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and Fairfax Symphony. Her recital performances have taken her to venues such as the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Ms. Vest has also performed as a showcase performer at The...

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Rainey Weber

Rainey Weber

An active and versatile performer, violist Rainey Weber is based in Houston, Texas, where she is violist of the Carya String Quartet, the Terra Nostra Ensemble, and St. Andrew’s Strings. Committed to chamber music and community engagement, Ms. Weber is currently a second-year fellow in the Da Camera Young Artist Program. Highlights...

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Christoph Wagner

Christoph Wagner is a prize-winning cellist and sought-after chamber musician and pedagogue. He received first prizes at the German Youth Competition Jugend Musiziert, the Ribalta Mozart Italia Competition in Italy, and the Peter-Pirazzi-Competition in Germany. He was also a prize winner of the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition...

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Sergein Yap

A native of Miami, Florida, violist Sergein Yap studied with Ivo van der Werff at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, with Martha Katz at the New England Conservatory, and with Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2016, Mr. Yap was selected as a...

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Houston Chronicle interviews Jack DeJohnette

Andrew Dansby of the Houston Chronicle interviewed NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette in advance of Saturday’s concert. “I’m always looking to change up a situation,” DeJohnette tells Dansby. “Most musicians I work with are the same way. Musicians who are expansive are always looking for different projects. Different musicians bring...

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Jack DeJohnette: Painting Soundscapes with Music

The list of jazz phenoms Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has played with over the course of his career reads like a who’s who of the genre’s greatest names. John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk to name a few, and while DeJohnette has crafted a legendary...

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The Richard Goode Primer: Three Must-Listen Pieces by Acclaimed Pianist That Are Better Than Good

Listening to master pianist Richard Goode perform exceeds your regular concert-going experience. Consider it nutrition for the soul. The legendary, Grammy-nominated musician draws praise from critics and fans alike, many of whom laud his light-touch interpretations of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and others. His perspective and performances of Classical and Romantic...

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Houstonia on Sarah Rothenberg’s 25 season with Da Camera

Houstonia’s Sydney Boyd interviewed Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg for a look back at her 25 seasons with Da Camera for her piece “Creative Combinations: Sarah Rothenberg Looks Back at 25 Years with Da Camera. “My goal,” Rothenberg tells Boyd “is authentic art that really reaches people in a way that...

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Aaron Diehl on Jazz, Rhythm and the Spirit of American Music

Yes, Aaron Diehl is a classically trained pianist with accolades from Wynton Marsalis to The New York Times. And yes, his performance roster includes the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic, but he’s more than that. Much more. He’s also an explorer and an interpreter. Diehl delights...

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Parking recommendations for Richard Goode concert, 9/29

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 29, for the recital by pianist Richard Goode with Sarah Rothenberg at Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen Theater. The Theater District Parking Garage is open for parking. However, renovation and repairs after extensive damage from Hurricane Harvey are continuing. The tunnel between...

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Da Camera Announces Performances at Theater District Open House

ENJOY FREE DA CAMERA PERFORMANCES at Theater District Open House Violinist Boson Mo and pianist Sarah Rothenberg, 12:20 PM, Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Boson Mo and Sarah Rothenberg have performed together in the original Da Camera production A Proust Sonata. Boson Mo has “stunning intonation,...

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New video: A new school song for KIPP: Sharp

Da Camera partnered with KIPP: Sharp to create a unique Music Encounter residency for students. Young Artist composer Robert J. Coe created a new school song for KIPP: Sharp with lyrics that students helped write. The combined orchestra and choir premiered the work in June 2018. Music Encounters is a...

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DA CAMERA ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP

Sarah Rothenberg to remain artistic director; Toni Capra appointed to newly created post of executive director At Da Camera’s annual meeting this week, the organization’s Board of Directors announced the realignment of its management structure. Sarah Rothenberg, who is celebrating her 25th anniversary as artistic director in the 18-19 season,...

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New video: The HUB Gamelan

Da Camera partnered with The HUB Houston, a relationship-centered educational program serving teenagers and young adults with neurological differences, to create a unique Music Encounter residency for students. Music Encounters is a Da Camera Education Initiative that brings classical music and jazz to students, just feet from their desks. The...

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Da Camera’s essential guide to the music of jazz master Dianne Reeves

As one of the top jazz vocalists for three decades, Dianne Reeves has an incredible catalog that showcases not only her suberb voice but also her knack for interspersing other musical influences, including Afro and Latin beats, into her multifaceted discography. In advance of Reeves’s Da Camera performance on June...

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An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 3: New video

Da Camera’s Wartime Stories concert has a strong connection to this season’s theme, No Place Like Home. In this new video, the third in a series providing an in-depth inside look at this concert, Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg makes the connection.

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Poet Adam Zagajewski on Houston, exile and his love of music

Adam Zagajewski is Poland’s most famous living poet, nominated in 2010 for the Nobel Prize in Literature. After two decades spent living in Europe and the United States—including Houston—during the Soviet era, Zagajewski returned to Krakow in 2002. His journey and his longtime collaboration with Da Camera founder Sarah Rothenberg...

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An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 2: New video

Wartime Stories includes stunning visual elements that, combined with the music of Steve Reich and Olivier Messiaen, add dimension and depth to the themes explored in the scores. In part 2 of our Inside Look at this concert, Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg explains how award-winning lighting designer Jennifer Tipton created...

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An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 1: New video

Composers Steve Reich and Olivier Messiaen are rarely put together in one musical program, but in Wartime Stories on April 21, Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg explores themes of uprootedness and absence from home through their personal experiences. This is where it all begins.

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Join Sarah Rothenberg for MFAH’s series Movies Houstonians Love, April 15

On April 15, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents a classic French war drama selected by Sarah Rothenberg in its popular Movies Houstonians Love series. This annual film series invites notable Houstonians from different walks of life to present a favorite film. The Museum will screen Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1969 war...

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Playing with Utter Honesty: Pianist Helen Sung on Jazz, HSPVA and Tex-Mex

Houston-native Helen Sung‘s journey on the piano began in traditional fashion. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Helen Sung’s music education started with the rigor that one would expect from musicians brought up in the classical music milieu. She had a strict mentor whose teaching style was rooted in the Russian...

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Your Essential Listening Guide to American Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

“You don’t play at the piano, you make the piano your collaborator,” says celebrated American pianist Garrick Ohlsson. But he could just as easily be describing how many musicians feel about performing the music of Beethoven. While the Classical/Romantic composer was very detailed in his score markings, there are myriad ways...

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Da Camera Announces Lineup for Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green, including first Houston appearance by Mwenso and the Shakes

Da Camera and Discovery Green have announced the lineup for the annual series of free concerts celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green. The series culminates with the Houston debut of Mwenso and the Shakes. Thursday, April 5 6:30 p.m. Students from the storied HSPVA Jazz Department...

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Houston Woman magazine names Sarah Rothenberg one of Houston’s 50 most influential women

HOUSTON WOMAN MAGAZINE RELEASES SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING HOUSTON’S 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF 2017 Sarah Rothenberg, Da Camera’s Artistic and General Director, has been named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2017” by Houston Woman Magazine. Each of the honorees was nominated for inclusion on the “50 Women”...

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Rave reviews for New York premiere of A Proust Sonata

The reviews are coming in for the New York premiere of A Proust Sonata, which recently had three performances at FIAF French Institute Alliance Francaise. Parterre raved “A highly original theater piece making use of contemporary sounds and sights (and modern technology) to summarize the vast masterpiece, creating a serene...

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Arts and Culture magazine explores Beethoven for All

Sherry Cheng of Arts and Culture magazine has done an in-depth piece about Da Camera’s Beethoven for All project, the free Beethoven string quartet cycle the organization is presenting in celebration of the 30th anniversary. Read the piece here.

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Sarah Rothenberg to perform at memorial for poet John Ashbery

Sarah Rothenberg will perform works of Satie and John Cage at the December 13 memorial for poet John Ashbery at New York’s 92nd St Y. Co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, PennSound, Poets House and the Poetry Society of America, the event features Maxine Groffsky, Elizabeth Hazan, Ann Lauterbach,...

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Kyle Comer

Kyle Comer began studying the classical guitar at age nine and has been a top prizewinner in numerous competitions around the U.S., including the University of Colorado’s International Guitar Festival & Competition, and the esteemed Guitar Foundation of America’s International Youth Competition. Mr. Comer has performed for a wide range...

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Callie Denbigh

Mezzo-soprano Callie Denbigh was a 2014-2015 Opera Works Artist at English National Opera in London and is thrilled to be returning to Da Camera for the 2017-2018 season as a fellow in the Young Artist Program. Described in the Huddersfield Examiner (UK) as having “a very wide range and bags...

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Wesley Ducote

A pianist of a wide-ranging repertoire, Wesley Ducote is often in demand as a collaborator performing in vocal, instrumental, composition, and orchestral concerts. Recent highlights include performances of George Crumb’s Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the Hear & Now Contemporary Ensemble, and “16×16: The...

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Amanda Galick

Amanda Galick is a flutist and educator in the Houston area. A second-year Young Artist fellow with Da Camera, she has performed in many concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as more unconventional settings such as...

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Stephanie Gustafson

Originally from Chicago, harpist Stephanie Gustafson is an accomplished performer and educator. An experienced orchestral musician, she has been principal harpist of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra since August 2015 and is a regular guest of the Houston Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. She has also...

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Matt Lammers

Violinist Matt Lammers is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in performance at Rice University, a student of Paul Kantor, where he is also a faculty member in the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program. He is a graduate of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, and his...

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Amelia Love

Soprano Amelia Love made her professional debut as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with Austin Lyric Opera in 2013, and has enjoyed returning to Austin to perform as Musetta in LOLA Production’s all-female rendition of La Bohème (La Femme Bohème). Ms. Love enjoys bringing a quirky sense of humor...

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August Ramos

August Ramos is currently pursuing a master’s degree in double bass performance at Rice University in the studio of Paul Ellison. Mr. Ramos has participated in many summer festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Music Academy of the West, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Throughout his career, Mr....

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Annamarie Reader

An active performer and teacher in the Houston area, cellist Annamarie Reader is thrilled to be joining Da Camera’s Young Artist’s program for the 2017-2018 season. Whether it is through performing or teaching, her ultimate goal is to inspire young audiences to experience the joy of music and equip them...

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Nathan Watts

Cellist Nathan Watts has performed music ranging from classical to contemporary on the stages of prominent national and international concert halls. As an artist committed to engaging a variety of audiences, he also enjoys performing chamber music in unconventional venues. A passionate educator, he is registered to teach the Suzuki...

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Anya Wilkening

Anya Wilkening, violinist, has performed in multiple venues including the Aspen Music Festival and Schoool, Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, and at Carnegie Hall with the Shepherd School of Music.  An avid chamber musician, Ms. Wilkening recently participated in the prestigious Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar, appeared as a Young...

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New venues for upcoming concerts confirmed; new date for Charles Lloyd

Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Da Camera has had to identify alternate venues for all the concerts scheduled for Wortham Center this season. At this time, all but one concert has a confirmed venue, with one concert requiring a date change. Three upcoming jazz concerts — Charles Lloyd...

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Support Da Camera on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28

On Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving, please help Da Camera reach 300 donations of $30 or more, in honor of our 30th anniversary season. Click here to donate. For your gift of $100 or more, you will receive a commemorative Beethoven for All t-shirt! Da Camera’s 30th anniversary...

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Mahan Esfahani Is Bringing the Harpsichord Back

Through his groundbreaking career, Mahan Esfahani has re-introduced the harpsichord — that historical instrument best known as a favorite of Bach, and a staple of Renaissance and Baroque musical works — into the mainstream classical and contemporary concert repertoire. Born in Tehran, the Iranian-American musician studied musicology and history at Stanford...

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How Theo Bleckmann Channels Joni Mitchell in “Songs of Freedom”

It’s been 50 years since three ambitious female songwriters and vocalists each individually reshaped the face of popular music, infusing their songs with highly personal takes on race, love, and the politics of the era. To pay homage to the legacy of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Abby Lincoln, Da...

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Rave reviews for Rothenberg and Duncan’s Winterreise from Houston Chronicle and Texas Classical Review

The Houston Chronicle’s Eric Skelly gave a rave review to Monday night’s performance of Schubert’s Winterreise at the Menil Collection. Praising pianist Sarah Rothenberg — “Her keyboard depicted everything from blustery gusts of wind and dramatic flashes of lightning, to the protagonist’s own leaping, racing heartbeat and the delicate drops...

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New videos: Sarah Rothenberg on Winterreise and Mona Hatoum

Check out two new videos featuring Da Camera Artistic and General Director Sarah Rothenberg’s commentary on the upcoming performances of Schubert’s Winterreise and about the connection to to the powerful works of visual art by Mona Hatoum now on view at the Menil Collection. See the videos on Da Camera’s...

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Baritone Tyler Duncan on the emotional journey of “Winterreise”

Perhaps no work encapsulates the dark shadow of Da Camera’s seasonal theme, “No Place Like Home,” more than Schubert’s Winterreise. Depicting the heart-wrenching journey of a solitary wanderer deprived of shelter or human contact, the song cycle takes on a contemporary resonance in this performance, paired with Lebanon-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum’s groundbreaking...

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Go ahead and dance: Your essential listening guide to Tiempo Libre

Da Camera of Houston continues its Jazz Series with three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean ensemble Tiempo Libre.  Dubbed a “world class act” by the London Evening Standard and as offering “dance music of sophistication and abandon” by The New York Times, the Latin group offers tunes that fuse jazz, contemporary and Latin...

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From Havana to all over the world: the Gavilán brothers perform together for the first time in years

From Harlem to Havana celebrates artistic diversity, history, and the importance of keeping one’s cultural roots. The performance marks a long-overdue family reunion between music prodigy brothers Ilmar Gavilán, Harlem String Quartet’s first violinist and a founding member, and Aldo Lopez-Gavilán. The brothers grew up in Havana and attended the...

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A Proust Sonata January New York Premiere Announced; and Performances at Rice University’s Moody Center

On January 10, 2018, Sarah Rothenberg’s A Proust Sonata will have its New York premiere in a co-presentation with French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). Performances are Wednesday, January 10 through Friday, January 12 at 7:30 PM at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street. Tickets go on sale November...

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Houston Strong Benefit Wednesday 9/27 features Sarah Rothenberg, Harlem Quartet and Jason Moran

Houston Strong: A Theater District Benefit Honoring Local Heroes Wednesday, September 27, 8pm, Miller Outdoor Theater: FREE Please join us for a benefit performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre honoring community heroes who emerged in the storm and celebrating the resilience of our city. https://www.facebook.com/events/283660582119027/ Da Camera will be represented by...

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Wortham Center to be closed for the rest of the 2017/2018 season

We are sad to share the news that Houston First has announced that due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Wortham Center will not re-open until mid-May at the earliest. Our first four concerts scheduled for Cullen Theater have already been moved to new venues. Remaining events scheduled for...

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New venue announced for Robert Glasper, Tiempo Libre and Songs of Freedom

Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, we have identified an alternate venue for our first three jazz concerts of the 17/18 season. ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT, Oct 6: UH CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL TIEMPO LIBRE, Nov. 10: UH CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL SONGS OF FREEDOM, Dec. 1: UH CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL CULLEN...

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Opening concert, From Harlem to Havana, relocated to Christ Church Cathedral

Da Camera’s 2017-2018 season opening concert, From Harlem to Havana: Harlem Quartet with Aldo López-Gavilán, piano, will go on as planned, at a new location: Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue in downtown Houston. Ticket holders are being contacted by email, and will be re-issued new tickets. Going forward, all...

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An update from Artistic and General Director Sarah Rothenberg

As our city begins to recover from Hurricane Harvey, our thoughts are with all of those affected by this devastating event. Da Camera is very fortunate. Our staff is safe and our offices here in the Menil Collection neighborhood were not damaged. Our season will open as planned on Saturday,...

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Da Camera announces Beethoven for All-free Beethoven string quartet cycle

Da Camera celebrates its 30th anniversary season “No Place Like Home” with Beethoven For All, a free Beethoven string quartet cycle for the people of Houston. The initiative takes inspiration from the Beethoven cycle performed by the Juilliard Quartet during Da Camera’s first season in 1988­–89. Performances will take place...

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Three concert packages on sale now

Three concert packages for the 2017/2018 season are on sale now. Select three chamber music concerts or three jazz concerts and get great music, the best seats and all the benefits of being a subscriber. Click here to purchase your package. If you would like a mix of chamber music...

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Joshua Rubin will lend his clarinet playing to Wartime Stories

Artistic and General Director Sarah Rothenberg has announced that Joshua Rubin (pictured performing at New York’s National Sawdust) will be the clarinetist for the concert Wartime Stories, scheduled for April 21, 2018. Rubin will join Sarah Rothenberg and members of the St. Lawrence Quartet for Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the...

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Young Artist Composer Ben Morris Receives Fulbright Grant, Premieres New Musical

Congratulations to Da Camera Young Artist Composer Ben Morris, who was recently awarded a Fulbright Grant and whose musical North Pond just had its premiere at the MATCH. Morris recently reported that ” I’ll be studying for ten months in Oslo, Norway under a Fulbright Grant, working with jazz composer...

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17-18 Season, NO PLACE LIKE HOME, on sale now

Da Camera has announced its 2017/2018 30th anniversary season, with the theme NO PLACE LIKE HOME. The 17/18 season’s programming centers on Houston’s rich history and asks relevant questions about the meaning of home. The season explores America, exile and how the universal theme of home is expressed in music,...

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Interview with pianist Llyr Williams

Presented by Da Camera for his Houston recital debut, Llyr Williams is performing at The Menil Collection on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The concert is sold out. To join the waiting list, email boxoffice@dacamera.com. Or come to the Menil on Tuesday night and join the standby list; unoccupied seats will...

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Da Camera MIX at the MATCH concerts, April 25-29

New this season, Da Camera presents five nights of an innovative mix of jazz, classical and contemporary, featuring international artists and outstanding local talent. Artists and audiences meet over drinks between the sets at the new midtown arts venue located at 3400 Main St. Two sets per night. One set:...

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Houstonia’s Chris Becker interviews Joshua Redman

Houstonia magazine’s Chris Becker interviewed Joshua Redman ahead of Friday night’s Still Dreaming concert, honoring the saxophonist’s father Dewey Redman and his band of Ornette Coleman alums, Old and New Dreams: “Ornette’s music was and is revolutionary,” says Redman, who was born in 1969. “He had these incredible songs that...

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Da Camera Announces free JAM at Discovery Green jazz concerts for April

Da Camera has announced the schedule for its series of free events at downtown’s Discovery Green park in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. This year’s series includes master drummer Joel Fulgham’s Big Band, brass party band Red Baraat and the trio of pianist Jason Moran, bass player Chris Walker and...

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A note from the Artistic and General Director: January 2017

Dear friend of Da Camera: 2017 takes off with spectacular music-making at Da Camera. This new year is particularly special for us, as we inaugurate an unprecedented annual event with the first James K. Schooler Memorial Concert on February 16. This is our way of honoring the memory of a...

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In Beethoven’s Footsteps: Elias violinist on upcoming concert

Sara Bitlloch, first violinist of the Elias String Quartet, muses over the program to be performed on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at The Menil Collection. It may be said that Brahms and Bartok followed in Beethoven’s footsteps in their approach to writing music. Our program brings the three composers side-by-side, so...

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Get to know Arturo Sandoval through these videos

The man who has won not one, but ten Grammy Awards—also a six-time Billboard Award winner and 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award recipient—Arturo Sandoval, trumpeter and composer extraordinaire will grace the Houston Da Camera stage January 20, 2017. Sandoval is known around the globe for his dynamic and vivacious performances. He...

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A PROUST SONATA Production Selected For Prestigious International Program

Da Camera’s latest original production, A PROUST SONATA, conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg, was selected by a jury of international producers to be featured at the International Society of Performing Arts “Pitch New Works” Program at ISPA’s January conference held at The Times Center in New York. Bringing together...

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Support Da Camera’s Music Encounters on Giving Tuesday, Nov 29!

Giving Tuesday is November 29. Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. We encourage you to support Da Camera’s innovative Music Encounters program on Giving Tuesday, and share your support on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Da...

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Could you sing alongside Stevie Wonder? Cecile McLorin Salvant muses on creativity, her family and American music

A voice as tenacious as the woman herself. Grammy Award-winner Cecile McLorin Salvant is captivating the jazz world with her powerful performances. Through her music, she explores the history of American music and the connections between jazz, vaudeville, blues and folk music. She is known for singing rarely recorded or forgotten...

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New video introductions to Picasso and Music

New in our series of video introductions to the concerts in our 16/17 season, Sarah Rothenberg introduces the upcoming performances of Picasso and Music, November 14 and 15 at The Menil Collection.

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Da Camera recording Rothko Chapel on first round ballot for Grammy Award

Da Camera’s recording Rothko Chapel, released in October 2015, is included in the first round voting for the 2015 Grammy Awards in two categories: Best Choral Performance and Best Classical Compendium. The recording received rave reviews: The best classical recordings of 2015 “terrific concept album” – The Chicago Tribune 5 stars...

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Sarah Rothenberg probes the connections between Picasso and music

In her insightful program notes for the upcoming Picasso and Music, just published on our web site, Sarah Rothenberg teases out the connections between the great artist’s drawings in the exhibition Picasso The Line and the music by Stravinsky and Satie on the program. For example, she writes: “Performing the...

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Composer John Adams on collaborating with St. Lawrence Quartet

The St. Lawrence Quartet has a history of collaboration with master American composer John Adams. They premiered his First Quartet and his Absolute Jest for string quartet and orchestra. (The recording of Absolute Jest was named one of Our 10 Favorite Classical Albums of 2015 by NPR’s deceptive cadence blog.)...

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Picasso The Line Exhibition Open, Concerts Coming Soon

The Menil Collection’s Picasso The Line exhibition opened on September 16, and Houston is taking notice. Houston Public Media covered the exhibition on Arts Insight. See their video featuring an interview with new director Rebecca Rabinow here. Houston Press‘s Randy Tibbits posted an irreverent review of the exhibition, arguing with...

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St. Lawrence concert part of world-wide celebrations of John Adams at 70

Da Camera’s October 28 concert is part of world-wide celebrations during the 2016/2017 season of the 70th birthday of American composer John Adams in February. Read about the performances around the world here. Hear the Houston premiere of John Adams’ Second Quartet at Hobby Center’s jewel-like Zilkha Hall: Concert details....

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Review: Josephine Baker still a revolutionary figure says Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle’s Wei Chen reviewed Da Camera’s season opening concert, Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait. Read the review. (Subscription required.) “Clearly, anyone expecting a vaudevillian night of song and dance was in for a surprise. The show, featuring members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, is a dark and contemplative...

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Houston Chronicle Previews Jason Moran’s Monk Tribute

Thelonious Monk in 1959. Jason Moran right now. The world didn’t understand that concert. Moran aims to fix that. by Andrew Dansby Read the full article here. (Subscription required.) Sample from the interview: “He’s a much larger figure than just what he does at the piano,” Moran says. “I thought...

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Da Camera Announces Major Gift, Largest in Organization’s History

DA CAMERA ANNOUNCES $1.64 MILLION BEQUEST Largest gift in music organization’s 29-year history Annual James K. Schooler Concert will be inaugurated in 2016-17 season Da Camera has announced that it has received a $1.64 million bequest from the estate of James K. Schooler. This is the largest gift in the...

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Poet Claudia Rankine, contributor to Josephine Baker project, awarded MacArthur “genius” grant

Poet Claudia Rankine, who wrote the spoken texts featured in Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait, has been awarded a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called “genius” grant. Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thelonious Monk

If you listen to jazz, you are familiar with the work of Thelonious Monk. Famous for his style in both music and wardrobe, the American pianist and composer is the second most recorded jazz artist after Duke Ellington. If you consider that Ellington composed more than 1,000 pieces of music...

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Lineup announced for Jason Moran’s In My Mind concert

Pianist Jason Moran will be joined by his Bandwagon Trio and an expanded band known as the Big Bandwagon for the October 7 concert Jason Moran Presents In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall, 1959. The line up is Jason Moran, piano; Tarus Mateen, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums; Ralph Alessi,...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker began her reign in the entertainment industry during the 1920s in Paris. She carried herself with poise. Her exotic beauty and energetic performances allowed for the rise of her celebrity status that has carried on as her legacy —  even after her death in 1975. Born as Freda...

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Two free Da Camera performances at Sunday’s Theater District Open House

Sunday’s Theater District Open House features two free Da Camera performances in the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater: 12:50pm – 1:15pm Da Camera chamber music performance featuring Boson Mo, violin; Abhijit Sengupta, viola; Annamarie Reader, cello and Timothy Hester, piano 2:35pm – 3:00pm Da Camera jazz featuring drummer Sam Dinkins III...

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New York Times interviews Julia Bullock and Tyshawn Sorey about Josephine Baker project

The New York Times’s Zachary Woolfe intereviewed soprano Julia Bullock and composer/drummer Tyshawn Sorey about their Josephine Baker: A Personal Project, which opens Da Camera’s season on September 30. Read the interview. Bullock describes the “living project” which is being revised for its Mostly Mozart performance and will continue to...

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Young Artist Program Auditions Coming Up Aug. 25-26: New video!

In this new video, Da Camera of Houston Young Artist Program participants Bethany Baxter, Jackson Guillen, Ingrid Hunter and Teresa Procter speak about what the two-year program/fellowship has meant for them, including learning about programming, taking administrative workshops, experiencing what it’s like to connect with different communities and understanding how...

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New Music Pass for Young Professionals includes Brentano Quartet concert

Circle of Fifths is a musical passport to Houston for young professionals. Experience the incredible artistry provided by Houston chamber music organizations. Enjoy performances from Houston’s premiere ensemble organizations: Ars Lyrica Houston, Houston Chamber Choir, ROCO, Mercury and Da Camera. The Circle of Fifths pass includes 5 great concerts for...

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Jason Moran talks about Houston and jazz with NPR and Christian McBride

Jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran talked with NPR’s Audie Cornish and jazz bassist Christian McBride about the recent “onslaught” of Houston jazz musicians exploding onto the national scene. They include Moran himself, Robert Glasper (who has appeared on Da Camera’s jazz series) and pianist Helen Sung (who appeared on...

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Jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant honored by Jazz Journalists Association

Congratulations to Cecile McLorin Salvant, named Female Singer of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association at their annual awards ceremony in New York on June 15! Also honored were vocalist Gregory Porter, pianist Vijay Iyer, clarinetist Anat Cohen, saxophonist Charles Lloyd, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and others who have been...

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Trumpeter Marquis Hill’s The Way We Play Set For Release June 24

The new recording by Chicago-born trumpeter Marquis Hill, who makes his Houston debut on the Da Camera jazz series on March 11, is set for release on June 24. With release of The Way We Play, Hill’s debut for Concord Jazz, his profile as a new commanding voice on the jazz...

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The Colorado soundtrack released on New Amsterdam records, following world premiere at Da Camera

A recording of The Colorado, the music from the documentary film with live music which had its world premiere at Da Camera in April, has been released on New Amsterdam records. The project is driven by original compositions from William Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, Paola Prestini, Shara Nova (previously known as Shara Worden),...

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Former Young Artist Ensemble WindSync Wins Prestigious Fischoff Competition

Former Da Camera Young Artist Ensemble WindSync recently won the gold medal at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. WindSync captured the Gold Medal ($3,500.00) in the Senior Wind Division. In addition to prize money, the ensemble will participate in a Winner’s Tour of the Midwestern United States this fall. Members...

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Jason Moran receives prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) has announced the 21 recipients of its fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards, honoring recipients in the field of dance, jazz, and theatre. Among them are Houston native jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran. On the DDCF web site, Moran was asked, “What are the creative...

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Cancelled JAM at Discovery Green Event Rescheduled

The April 21 Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green event, cancelled due to bad weather, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 6:30. The event features a set of Jazz with Strings, featuring trumpeter Dennis Dotson and arrangements by Robert “Doc” Morgan. Morgan is the artistic adviser for the...

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Houston Chronicle previews The Colorado: Filmmaker and composers unite to give a voice to the cultures along the Colorado

Andrew Dansby of the Houston Chronicle interviewed film director Murat Eyuboglu and composer/percussionist Glenn Kotche about Tuesday’s premiere of The Colorado. Read the full article here. Subscription required. “And perhaps most thrillingly, (film director Murat) Eyuboglu means the music, which he conceived as central to the cross-disciplinary project. He titled...

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Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green kicks off April 15

Da Camera and Discovery Green present a series of free concerts celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month — Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green – Friday, April 15 and Thursday, April 21 and 28 at 6:30 pm at the downtown park. Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green features jazz artists from the Greater Houston...

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Young Artist Program Auditions Announced

Information about auditioning for the Da Camera Young Artist Program for the 2016/2017 has been announced. Details are available here on the Da Camera web site. Click here for information.

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“Bridge of Spies” Oscar winner Mark Rylance is narrator for The Colorado

Actor Mark Rylance, who recently won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Bridge of Spies, is the narrator for the upcoming live music/documentary film event The Colorado. Read more about all the collaborators at projectcolorado.com. The Colorado is Tuesday, April 12 at the Wortham Theater Center.

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Jill Valentine

Jill Valentine, viola, is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Music (2014), and is currently perusing her Master of Music (2016), at Rice University with Ivo-Jan van der Werff. Through Rice Ms. Valentine is honored to have received several awards including the Richter Fund for Music...

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Rebecca Tobin

Clarinetist Rebecca Tobin is currently a Master of Music student at Rice University as a student of Richie Hawley. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Kenneth Grant and Jon Manasse. Originally from Glen Ellyn, IL,...

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Izumi Miyahara

Flutist Izumi Miyahara is a freelance artist and educator. She currently holds the Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo position with the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, TX, and has performed with the Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and New World Symphonies, the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Louisiana Philharmonic and Breckenridge...

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Jackson Guillen

Honduran violinist and violist Jackson Guillen began his musical studies at the Escuela Nacional de Musica in Tegucigalpa, Honduras under the tutelage of Pascual Garcia and Sergio Rodriguez. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi and Texas Tech University where he studied with...

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Allen Chen

Trumpeter Allen Chen has performed in a wide range of venues, including Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and Jones Hall in Houston. He was recently appointed 1st trumpeter of the Houston Brass Quintet. Mr. Chen has performed with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, Neponset Valley Philharmonic, Dallas Wind...

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Jonathan Booker

The music of composer Jonathan Booker has been performed in several locations throughout the United States, and he has been commissioned by a variety of organizations, including the Aura Contemporary Ensemble, Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco and the Flute Studio at the Lamont School of Music. Mr. Booker is the winner...

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Ingrid Hunter

Violinist Ingrid Hunter, a native of Porto Alegre, Brazil, has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance with Frank Huang at the Moores School of Music. Ms....

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Stephanie Bork

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Stephanie Bork came to the violin at a young age through a children’s television show and has been playing ever since. She received her Bachelor of Music in violin from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from The University...

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Jae-Won Bang

Korean-Canadian violinist Jae-Won Bang has been playing the violin since the age of five. At age thirteen, she made her orchestral debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the White Rock Festival Orchestra in Canada. Since then, Ms. Bang has since appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble player on...

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Teresa Procter

A native of Decorah, Iowa, mezzo-soprano Teresa Procter delights in operatic, chamber, and concert performance. Ms. Procter received her Master of Music in Voice Performance in 2014 from the renowned Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, studying with Julie Simson and Kathleen Kaun, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts...

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The Museum Experience Featuring the Da Camera Young Artists

Saturday, January 30, 2:00, 2:45 and 3:30 PM The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel and Houston Center for Photography Museum District DayThe Da Camera Young Artists and special guests present performances at three locations, each repeated three times, allowing visitors to experience all three concerts. Rothko Chapel Shane Monds: No 11...

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In the Press

“trendsetting” – Time Out New York “a cultural pillar of Houston and one of the nation’s leading presenters of ensemble music.” – culturemap.com “radiating uncommon care and intelligence” – The New York Times “a Houston gem” – Houston Chronicle “25th anniversary season is set to be a tour de force…daring...

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Club Da Camera honoring Robert Del Grande set for Feb 27 at the Corinthian

Club Da Camera, Da Camera’s 28th annual gala, isn’t a typical black-tie affair. It isn’t a traditional dinner. And it isn’t only an opportunity to support an organization that has become critical in defining Houston’s eclectic performing arts scene. Club Da Camera will welcome guests into a posh, swanky lounge...

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Sarah Rothenberg featured in MFAH Rothko Symposium Oct 17

In conjunction with the exhibition Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, on view through January 24, 2016, at the MFAH, the 40th Annual Ruth K. Shartle Symposium—“Rothko in Retrospect”—explores Rothko’s career in the context of his contemporaries in New York and the influence his paintings still hold for us today. Sarah Rothenberg...

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Rothko Chapel CD on ECM New Series is now available for pre-order

The new ECM recording of Da Camera’s unique Rothko Chapel CD is now available for pre-order. With an official release date of October 23, the new CD features Morton Feldman’s 1971 masterpiece Rothko Chapel and works of Satie and John Cage. Rothko Chapel was inspired by Morton Feldman’s visit to...

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Press coverage for Opening Night in Houston Chronicle and Houstonia

The Houston Chronicle’s Colin Eatock interviews “soulful soprano” Dawn Upshaw in advance of Saturday’s Opening Night concert, featuring her performing songs by Charles Ives and George Crumb’s The Winds of Destiny. Artistic and General Director Sarah Rothenberg spoke to Houstonia about the concert. “The power of music is that it...

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Two New Da Camera Recordings on Major International Labels

This fall sees the release of two long-awaited Da Camera recordings on prestigious European labels featuring works inspired by Houston’s Rothko Chapel.  On October 23, ECM releases Da Camera’s unique Music for Rothko Chapelprogram featuring Morton Feldman’s 1971 masterpiece Rothko Chapel and works of Satie and John Cage. Rothko Chapel...

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Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran give Mitchell Artist Lecture, kicking off Homecoming Residency

The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts recently brought back the Mitchell Artist Lecture, a landmark public program that annually features major figures in the world of artistic collaboration. The Center’s 2015 speakers were revered artistic and life partners, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, whose...

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Acclaimed designers join Marcel Proust Project team

Set and costume design Marina Draghici and projection and video designer Hannah Wasileski have joined the production team for Sarah Rothenberg’s Marcel Proust Project. Marina Draghici won the Tony Award for Best Costumes and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Costumes for her work on Fela! Hannah Wasileksi won an Obie...

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Young Artist Jonathan Booker featured by Houston Public Media

For many musicians in the Houston area, the Da Camera Young Artist Program is a unique opportunity for career development. The program is designed for those musicians who are just embarking on their professional careers, and it allows them to engage with each other and the Houston community in a...

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Da Camera Young Artists among Symphony’s new community embedded musicians

HOUSTON (July 28, 2015) – The Houston Symphony announced today that it has successfully recruited four new string musicians to be part of an initiative announced earlier this year to embed musicians more deeply in the community. The four musicians/educators will focus on enhancing the orchestra’s growing education and community engagement...

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Get great Da Camera deals at Theater District Open House Aug. 30

THEATER DISTRICT OPEN HOUSE Visit Da Camera in the Grand Foyer of Wortham Theater Center. Great deals on our “daring programs that serve as a gathering spot for music lovers.” (culturemap.com) Save 10% on the already-discounted Jazz series, Build Your Own series, Chamber Music series or the Full Season. Get...

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Menil’s Takis Exhibition

May 9 Stop, Look and Listen! inspired by Menil’s Takis exhibition Saturday’s Audible Invisibility: Takis and the Fourth Dimension, In conjunction with the exhibition Takis: The Fourth Dimension, features Da Camera Young Artists and special guests. The program includes Warren Burt: Vibraphone and Sine Waves and Beat Generation in the...

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2014/15 Young Artists Concert Goodbye

Say farewell to the 14/15 class of Young Artists at special May 14 concert On Thursday, May 14 at 7:15 PM, The Da Camera Young Artists present highlights from their 2014/2015 concerts, including works performed at the Menil Collection; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Methodist Hospital. Works of Brahms,...

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2015/16 Season Preview

15/16 season features commissions, new productions and Beethoven Perspectives series Da Camera’s 15/16 season features a prominent co-commission, as Da Camera joins the Metropolitan Museum of Art in commissioning The Colorado: A Film Oratorio. The season will see the world premiere of Sarah Rothenberg’s new production The Marcel Proust Project,...

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Jason Moran Homecoming Residency

Jason Moran Homecoming residency year 1 wraps up with festival Discovery Green concert. Year 1 of Da Camera’s Jason Moran Homecoming Residency came to a close with a joyous Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day celebration at Discovery Green Park, featuring the jazz pianist and Houston native performing with...

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