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Da Camera 2017/2018 Calendar of Events

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Robert Glasper Experiment
Since his first appearance on the Da Camera jazz series in 2006, Houston native and HSPVA grad Robert Glasper has become one of the most influential and busiest figures in jazz. 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 10/6/17 8:00PM Robert Glasper Experiment - University of Houston's Cullen Performance Hall, 4300 University Drive, Houston Texas 77204


Quatuor Mosaiques
The world-renowned Quatuor Mosaïques, the maverick period-instrument quartet from Germany, returns to the Menil Collection, our modern salon setting, with three genre-defining quartets. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:30 PM The Menil Collection
Tue 10/17/17 7:30PM Quatuor Mosaïques


Schubert's Winterreise
Schubert’s stunning song cycle of a solitary wanderer without shelter is presented in the context of Lebanese-born artist Mona Hatoum’s groundbreaking installations, which explore the fragility of home in a world torn apart by war and exile. Metropolitan Opera baritone Tyler Duncan makes his Houston debut. Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:30 PM Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:30 PM The Menil Collection
Mon 10/23/17 7:30PM Schubert’s Winterreise
Tue 10/24/17 7:30PM Schubert’s Winterreise


Tiempo Libre
Three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean ensemble Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands performing today. 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 11/10/17 8:00PM Tiempo Libre - University of Houston's Cullen Performance Hall, 4300 University Drive, Houston Texas 77204


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 - University of Houston's Cullen Performance Hall, 4300 University Drive, Houston Texas 77204


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 two of his favorite partners, bassist Reuben Rogers and Houston native drummer Eric Harland, with two great guitarists, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz. Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:00 PM This event will be moved to a new venue.
Fri 2/2/18 8:00PM Charles Lloyd and the Marvels


Sergio and 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 Sérgio and 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 Location to be announced
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. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:00 PM Location to be announced
Sat 3/24/18 8:00PM Mingus Big Band featuring Helen Sung, piano


Cy Twombly and Music
Virtuoso flutist and MacArthur fellow Claire Chase presents works inspired by the paintings of Cy Twombly, in the Menil’s gallery dedicated to his work. Monday, April 2, 2018, 7:30pm Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:30pm Cy Twombly Gallery, The Menil Collection
Mon 4/2/18 7:30PM Cy Twombly and Music
Tue 4/3/18 7:30PM Cy Twombly and Music


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 Location to be announced
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, 8:00 PM Location to be announced
Sat 4/21/18 8:00PM 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