Da Camera 2017/2018 Calendar of Events

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Songs of Freedom
Three adventurous vocalists of today present compelling visions of America in the 1960’s, paying tribute to three giants: Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone. Copy this link in your browser for a seating chart of the new venue: http://www.uh.edu/cullen-performance-hall/_images/CPH-seating-chart21.jpg
Fri 12/1/17 8:00PM Songs of Freedom


Mahan Esfahani
Mahan Esfahani has almost single-handedly reintroduced the harpsichord into the mainstream of concert life.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:30 PM The Menil Collection
Tue 12/12/17 7:30PM Reinventing the Harpshichord: From Renaissance to Reich


Charles Ives's America
Few composers have drawn as much literal inspiration from their childhood home as the American maverick Charles Ives. Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jackiw perform the sonatas for violin and piano.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:30 PM Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center
Tue 1/23/18 7:30PM Charles Ives’s America: Hymns, Songs, Sonatas


Charles Lloyd and the Marvels
NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd returns to Da Camera’s jazz series. In this unique formation of the Marvels, Lloyd pairs bassist Reuben Rogers and Houston native drummer Kendrick Scott with the great guitarist Bill Frisell.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 8:00 PM University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall
Wed 2/14/18 8:00PM Charles Lloyd and The Marvels


Avi Avital/Sergio&Odair Assad
Israeli superstar mandolin player Avi Avital and celebrated Brazilian-born guitarists Sérgio and Odair Assad are global musical citizens, at home with an international program ranging from Bach to Brazil.
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30 PM Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM Avi Avital & Sérgio & Odair Assad


Garrick Ohlsson
Celebrated pianist Garrick Ohlssohn tackles four of Beethoven’s most beloved masterpieces, bringing to life the passionate and dramatic spirit of these revolutionary works, which continue to amaze and surprise us.
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8:00 PM Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University 6100 Main St, Houston TX 77005
Fri 3/2/18 8:00PM Garrick Ohlsson Plays Beethoven


Mingus Big Band
Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of legendary composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Copy this link in your browser for a seating chart of the new venue: http://www.uh.edu/cullen-performance-hall/_images/CPH-seating-chart21.jpg
Sat 3/24/18 8:00PM Mingus Big Band featuring Helen Sung, piano


Juilliard String Quartet
Da Camera’s launched its inaugural season in 1988 with this distinguished quartet. Now, in celebration of Da Camera’s 30th anniversary, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet returns to Houston with its newest generation, including three new members who have joined since its last Houston concert.
Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:30 PM Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Fri 4/6/18 7:30PM Juilliard String Quartet


Brad Mehldau Trio
Over the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure. Now, he makes his long awaited first appearance on Da Camera’s jazz series.
Friday, April 13, 2018, 8:00 PM University of Houston's Cullen Performance Hall
Fri 4/13/18 8:00PM Brad Mehldau Trio


Wartime Stories
Da Camera presents two seminal works with visuals: video by Romanian artist Mihai Cucu provides a visual counterpart to Reich’s Different Trains; the Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time is staged dramatically with lighting.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 PM Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center
Sat 4/21/18 7:30PM Wartime Stories


Poetry and Music
The distinguished Polish poet Adam Zagajewski returns to Houston to read from works recent and past in a collaborative program of music and poetry with longtime collaborator Sarah Rothenberg.
Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:30 PM Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 PM MATCH: Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
Mon 4/30/18 7:30PM Poetry and Music
Tue 5/1/18 7:30PM Poetry and Music


Dianne Reeves
Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today — her arsenal of talents is richly on display in each and every song of her limitless repertoire.

Friday, May 4, 2018, 8:00 PM Location to be announced
Fri 5/4/18 8:00PM Dianne Reeves