DACAMERA Young Artists: Tree of Life at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Event details

  • Thursday, November 9 | FREE
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  • 4848 Main St, Houston TX 77002
  • Refreshments served in the lobby starting at 5:30 p.m. Performance at 6 p.m.
  • Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Standing room will be available as well. No reservations required.

DACAMERA and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft present a free chamber music concert inspired by the fall exhibition, Tree of Life. This unique exhibition showcases sculptural objects and woodwind instruments made from the African blackwood tree, which has a nearly black core and is prized in instrument making for the melodious tones that can be produced from its density and fine grain. Musicians from DACAMERA’s Young Artist Program will present works inspired by the artwork in the gallery. Experience this distinctive and historic craft material through the lens of music in this special program, supported by Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

John Cage: Child of Tree
Miklos Rozsa: Sonatina for Clarinet Solo, Op. 27
Asha Srinivasan: Braiding
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood

DACAMERA Young Artists Arthur Gilligan, percussion; Sara Han, clarinet; Anne Pinkerton, oboe. Featuring guest artists Craig Hauschildt (DACAMERA Young Artist alumni) and Ashton Prince.







Image credit: Rothko Chapel/Hung L. Truong Photography.

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