Vibraphonist Jalen Baker at Tree Lighting at Wortham Center
- Wednesday, November 22, 11:00 am – 1pm with Jalen Baker performance at 12:30 PM
- Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Avenue
DACAMERA presents the Jalen Baker Trio at the 33rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Wortham Theater Center. Jazz vibraphonist Jalen Baker is an alumni of the DACAMERA Young Artist Program. His most recent recording is Be Still.
The annual holiday tradition will feature the illumination of a beautiful Christmas tree with more than 19,000 dazzling lights and include appearances by costumed characters, and performances by Mercury and Houston Grand Opera Butler Studio artists.
While you’re there, check out City Lights including Sugar Plum Plaza (Fish Plaza, Wortham Center) and Harmonies by LeMonde Studio – Step into a world where music and magic meet in a captivating series of interactive music boxes presented by the Houston Theater District in partnership with Lynn Wyatt Square, Market Square Park, and Trebly Park. With a simple turn of the crank, 10 music boxes of various shapes harness the power of human energy to weave mesmerizing soundscapes and illuminate their surroundings with enchanting lights. Visitors will be fascinated by the larger-than-life creations, which include a giant Nutcracker, guitar slide, massive boombox, a banjo, violin, music note, theater mask, mic and an elegant harp, each with its own unique soundtrack. Look for the music boxes throughout Houston’s Theater District venues: Alley Theatre, Hobby Center, Jones Hall, Lynn Wyatt Square, and Wortham Theater Center.
- Monday, December 4, 7:30 pm
- The Menil Collection
Pianists Andrew Staupe and Mei Rui kick off DACAMERA’s free Beethoven for All series with sonatas including Beethoven’s first, the Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1.
This event is at capacity and we are no longer accepting reservations. On the day of the performance, additional walk-up seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:00 PM; unfilled seats released at 7:20 PM.
- Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 pm
- The Menil Collection
The free series continues with pianists Rodolfo Morales and Yvonne Chen. Highlights include the popular “Pastoral” sonata, No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28.
- Wednesday | December 6 | 12:00 pm
- Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center
Pianist and DACAMERA Young Artist Brooke Wyatt presents holiday jazz favorites with her trio.