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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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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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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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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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