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Home Delivery: The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Music and Literature From the Diary of Virginia Woolf A visit with Sarah Rothenberg   Join DACAMERA artistic director Sarah Rothenberg in her home as she discusses Virginia Woolf’s intimate diaries and explores Dominick Argento’s Pulitzer Prize-winning song cycle, “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf.” Drawing on her staging of...

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Update on 2020/2021 season

We have been working hard to develop plans for a re-imagined DACAMERA season that will keep our artists and audiences safe, while still allowing us to bring transformative musical experiences to the Houston community. We expect that this re-imagined 2020/21 season will include exciting outdoor concerts and virtual events in...

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DACAMERA Home Delivery: Jeremy Denk and The Well-Tempered Clavier

Welcome to DACAMERA HOME DELIVERY, bringing you curated music, commentary and artistic exchanges in the spirit of DACAMERA. To sign up for the email list and receive all HOME DELIVERY emails, click here. From Sarah Rothenberg: As we continue to bring DACAMERA curated music into your home, I am pleased...

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DACAMERA Home Delivery – Installment #2 | Music and Time: Sarah Rothenberg on Morton Feldman

Welcome to DACAMERA HOME DELIVERY, bringing you curated music, commentary and artistic exchanges in the spirit of DACAMERA. This installment includes videos, listening links, commentary and a personal video message from Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg. Click on the video to watch on YouTube. To sign up for the email list...

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Theo Chandler

Theo Chandler, composer

Theo Chandler is Houston-based composer, currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Chandler is the recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters, the Graduate Music Award from the Presser Foundation, and a Morton Gould Award from...

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Hope Cowan

Hope Cowan, harp

Harpist Hope Cowan performs and teaches throughout the Houston area. Active as both an orchestral and chamber musician, she performs with the Symphony of Southeast Texas and the Mississippi Symphony and is a founding member of both the Deciduous and Lynx Trios. A strong advocate for the local Houston harp community,...

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Danny Cruz

Danny Cruz, oboe

Oboist Danny Cruz is an active performer and teacher serving Greater Houston. He developed his skills as an educator teaching at Zwink Elementary (Klein ISD), as a teaching assistant at Louisiana State University, and maintaining a private studio. He currently produces educational videos on the OboeFiles YouTube channel.  Mr. Cruz...

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Camille Jasensky

Camille Jasensky, soprano

Houston-based soprano Camille Jasensky is a second-year Young Artist with DACAMERA. An active performer of chamber music, Lieder, opera, and musical theater, Camille’s career has been multifaceted and diverse. She has portrayed the roles of Beth in Little Women, Mrs. Hayes in Susannah, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and Zerlina in Don...

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Ran Kampel

Ran Kampel, clarinet

Israeli-born clarinetist Ran Kampel enjoys a versatile career of solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances. He has been the principal clarinet of the Jacksonville Symphony, interim principal clarinet of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and a fellow with the New World Symphony. He has also performed as a guest musician with...

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Austin Lewellen

Austin Lewellen, double bass

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 recently held fellowships at the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina, the BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, and the Lucerne Festival Academy...

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Ellie Parker

Ellie Parker, saxophone

A keen advocate of new music and creative collaboration, British saxophonist Ellie Parker has performed throughout Europe and the United States as a chamber musician and soloist. Her primary teachers have been Dr. Masahito Sugihara and Naomi Sullivan, and she is currently pursuing her D.M.A. at the University of Houston...

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Masha Popova

Masha Popova, flute

Flutist Masha Popova recently completely a fellowship with the New World Symphony and is currently principal flute with Central City Opera in Colorado. In addition, she has performed as guest principal flutist with the Seattle Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Ms. Popova was the Albert M. Greenfield Concerto Competition senior...

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Matt Richards

Matt Richards, percussion

Matt Richards is a percussionist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale and principal percussionist of the Missouri Symphony. He has performed with the Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, New World Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Abilene Philharmonic, San Juan Symphony, and Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Richards completed a Graduate Certificate in...

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Pablo Salido

Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola

Born in Melilla, Spain, Pablo Muñoz Salido is a versatile violist currently pursuing a master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Mr. Muñoz was a founding member of the Zorá String Quartet, 1st Prize winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Grand Prize and Gold...

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Christoph Wagner

Christoph Wagner, cello

Christoph Wagner, a native of Germany, is a sought-after cellist who has concertized on four continents. In 2018, he received the Sviatoslav Richter Grant from Rice University, followed by the Amici di Via Gabina Fellowship in 2019. He participated in a summer residency with Street Symphony in Los Angeles in...

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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 BA906873

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 BA

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 BA906961

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 BA907033

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 BA907383

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 BA907199

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 BA907126

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 BA907084

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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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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