DACAMERA Mourns the Death of Composer Kaija Saariaho

DACAMERA Mourns the Death of Composer Kaija Saariaho

“It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of Kaija Saariaho, the brilliant Finnish composer who graced DACAMERA with her presence twice, and who wrote at our commission the powerful chamber work, Sombre, inspired by and premiered at Rothko Chapel.  A composer...

What’s on the Program: Schubert and Liszt

What’s on the Program: Schubert and Liszt

On Aprill 22, pianist Emanuel Ax plays music of Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt. Piano Sonata No. 13 in A Major, D. 664, Op. posth. 120 Schubert Composed while on holiday with baritone Johann Michael Vogl — a champion of a young Schubert, whose enthusiasm for the...

What’s on the Program: Schubert and Tchaikovsky

What’s on the Program: Schubert and Tchaikovsky

On March 30, the Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Dörken Trio plays music of Franz Schubert and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898 Schubert One of only two piano trios composed by Franz Schubert in the course of his tragically brief lifetime, the...

DACAMERA Explains Period Instruments

DACAMERA Explains Period Instruments

Instruments that were either built centuries ago, during the Renaissance or Baroque periods, or are replicas of those older instruments. Learn all about it and then get your tickets for Fly the Coop, Ruckus and Emi Ferguson's fizzing Bach celebration. Baroque Lute...

Lucky 13 Playlist

Lucky 13 Playlist

About the Playlist Das Lied von der Erde (Mahler) Petrified by the “Curse of the Ninth,” Mahler dubbed his ninth symphony Das Lied von der Erde. He thought he’d cheated death, but he met his demise shortly after completing his subsequent composition, his Symphony No....

Music journalist Nate Chinen spotlights Sarah Rothenberg recital stream

Music journalist Nate Chinen spotlights Sarah Rothenberg recital stream

Esteemed music journalist Nate Chinen, formerly of The New York Times and WGBO and a frequent contributor to NPR Music, has spotlighted the stream of pianist Sarah Rothenberg's recital In Darkness and Light, streaming now through Sept. 29. Chinen calls composer Vijay...

Houston Chronicle previews DACAMERA’s Houston SUMMERJAZZ

Houston Chronicle previews DACAMERA’s Houston SUMMERJAZZ

The Houston Chronicle's Andrew Dansby spoke with saxophonist Joshua Redman as part of a piece exploring "Houston's hot jazz summer." "I loved all their music early on, and I was attracted to the music on an emotional level, a spiritual level," Redman said. "And also...

Houston Press previews Joshua Redman 3×3 and Houston SUMMERJAZZ

Houston Press previews Joshua Redman 3×3 and Houston SUMMERJAZZ

Houston Press's Jesse Sendejas Jr. spoke with saxophonist Joshua Redman in an extensive conversation about his new 3x3 project, a trio celebrating the music of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter. Redman performs on Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 as part of...

Arts and Culture previews the 22/23 season

Arts and Culture previews the 22/23 season

Sherry Cheng of Arts and Culture Texas sat down with DACAMERA Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg for an in-depth conversation about the 22/23 season. "In Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg’s mind," Cheng writes, "a quintessential DACAMERA season must have a balance of...

Houston City Book previews “In Darkness and Light”

Houston City Book previews “In Darkness and Light”

Chris Becker of Houston City Book checks in with pianist Sarah Rothenberg ahead of her recital In Darkness and Light, Tuesday May 10 at the Menil Collection. "For even seasoned fans of classical and contemporary classical music, seeing Beethoven and Feldman’s names on...

New video! A conversation with members of the Elias String Quartet

New video! A conversation with members of the Elias String Quartet

Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg caught up with Elias Quartet members Donald Grant, Simone van der Giessen and Marie Bitlloch to discuss the upcoming Complete Beethoven String Quartet series. The Quartet plays all 16 quartets in six concerts between March 28 and...

DACAMERA and Sarah Rothenberg featured in 2 podcasts this week

DACAMERA and Sarah Rothenberg featured in 2 podcasts this week

DACAMERA's Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg appears on two podcasts this week, discussing Rothko Chapel, both the physical space and the iconic composition by Morton Feldman, and composer Tyshawn Sorey's new work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of...

New video: Composer Tyshawn Sorey on his Rothko Chapel commission

New video: Composer Tyshawn Sorey on his Rothko Chapel commission

In a new video, composer Tyshawn Sorey and DACAMERA Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg discuss Sorey's Monochromatic Light (Afterlife), which will have its world premiere performances on February 19 and 20 at Rothko Chapel. Sorey visited the Chapel in October in...

The New Yorker profiles bass-baritone Davóne Tines

The New Yorker profiles bass-baritone Davóne Tines

Acclaimed critic and author Alex Ross (Wagnerism, The Rest is Noise) has contributed a profile of bass-baritone Davóne Tines to the November 22 issue of The New Yorker. Titled Davóne Tines Is Changing What It Means to Be a Classical Singer, the profile centers on...

DACAMERA and Discovery Green announce Jazzy Sundays in the Parks

DACAMERA and Discovery Green announce Jazzy Sundays in the Parks

DACAMERA is partnering with Discovery Green for Jazzy Sundays in the Parks, a free live music series made possible by the Kinder Foundation, celebrating the legacy of jazz in Houston. The series also includes free, family-friendly concerts every Sunday in September at...

DACAMERA announces return to the concert hall with Houston SUMMERJAZZ

DACAMERA announces return to the concert hall with Houston SUMMERJAZZ

DACAMERA returns to the downtown Theater District from August 20 to 22, 2021, for HOUSTON SUMMERJAZZ. Made possible in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts’ Cultural Districts Program, the festival will celebrate jazz with a series of safe, socially-distant...

DACAMERA mourns the death of poet Adam Zagajewski

DACAMERA mourns the death of poet Adam Zagajewski

The great poet Adam Zagajewski has died in Poland at age 75. Zagajewski was a dear personal friend of and often a collaborator with DACAMERA Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg. At the time of this death, Adam Zagajewski was Poland’s most famous poet, winner of the...

Pianist Ethan Iverson on Weinberg’s Piano Quintet stream

Pianist Ethan Iverson on Weinberg’s Piano Quintet stream

Pianist Ethan Iverson, formerly of the ground-breaking jazz trio The Bad Plus, has posted comments about DACAMERA's free stream of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Piano Quintet on his popular blog, Do The Math. Iverson writes: "Weinberg is not a familiar name but I was thrilled...

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