Da Camera Chamber Music

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Da Camera Chamber Music

All 12 classical concerts at Wortham Center, Menil Collection, Hobby Center and Stude Concert Hall. Select your section for the Cullen Theater, Hobby Center and Stude Concert Hall and number of tickets, then select the corresponding zone for The Menil. (Seating at the Menil is General Admission.)


Cullen Theater: Cullen Theater

Richard Goode   ·   More Info »
Richard Goode

Works of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Janacek and Chopin. Revered pianist Richard Goode makes music of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s greatest musicians. He makes a rare Houston appearance, opening Da Camera’s Time Future Time Past season with a poetic program of major works by Schubert and Chopin, gems by Haydn and Chopin, and rarely-performed Mozart character pieces.



Jordi Savall   ·   More Info »
Jordi Savall

Early music titan and visionary performer Jordi Savalll leads Le Concert des Nations in music inspired by the acclaimed 1991 film about gambist/composer Sainte¬-Colombe, which starred Gérard Depardieu as his upstart pupil Marin Marais. The film introduced many listeners to the astoundingly beautiful music of the early French Baroque. Savall and his Le Concert des Nations return to this sublime repertoire in a concert that features poetic music for solo and multiple viols, graceful dances, dramatic character pieces and more.



Mendelssohn and Weinberg   ·   More Info »
Mendelssohn and Weinberg

Mieczyslaw Weinberg 's Piano Quintet and Mendelssohn's Octet

Da Camera’s Time Future Time Past season closes with a performance of two towering works. Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg is best known to Houston audiences for his rediscovered opera The Passenger, which had its American premiere at Houston Grand Opera in 2014. Weinberg’s intensely personal 1944 Piano Quintet is a fascinating wartime work, by turns melancholy, lyrical, manic and hallucinatory. Making their Da Camera debut, the Daedalus Quartet joins Da Camera favorites the Brentano Quartet for Mendelssohn’s sunny Octet, one of the most beloved works in all of chamber music.



Pricing Details *Chamber Series  
Orchestra Zone A $120.00
Orchestra Zone B $87.00
Orchestra Zone C $69.00
Mezzanine Zone A $120.00
Mezzanine Zone B $87.00
Mezzanine Zone C $69.00
Orchestra Pit $150.00
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Zilka Hall: Zilkha Hall

Blues and the Spanish Tinge: Aaron Diehl, piano   ·   More Info »
Blues and the Spanish Tinge: Aaron Diehl, piano

Works of Ignacio Cervantes, James P. Johnson, George Gershwin, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C. Handy, William Bolcolm, Fats Waller and Mary Lou Williams. Pianist Aaron Diehl is a sought-after performer, consistently playing with what the New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.”



In the Garden of Dreams   ·   More Info »
In the Garden of Dreams

Music of Brahms and Schoenberg
Conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg; Abigail Fischer, mezzo-soprano; Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Projections: Sven Ortel; Lighting: Marcus Doshi; Set and costumes: Marina Draghici

In this immersive Da Camera original production, spectacular dream-like visuals and powerful musical performances transport you to Vienna 1900. Gustav Klimt’s sensual paintings and Max Klinger’s erotic prints are a window into a world of new ideas. More than a concert, In the Garden of Dreams takes you inside an imagined Viennese music room where a solitary pianist playing Brahms’s last works gradually transforms into the symbol-rich garden of Schoenberg’s The Book of the Hanging Gardens.



New York Philharmonic String Quartet   ·   More Info »
New York Philharmonic String Quartet

Works of Haydn, Shostakovich and Brahms

Formed in 2017, The New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises four principal musicians from the vaunted orchestra. All four members are multiple prize winners, have appeared as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras around the world, and have appeared frequently in the Philharmonic’s chamber music series. Da Camera welcomes violinist Frank Huang, concertmaster of the Houston Symphony from 2010 to 20??, back to the bayou city.



Pricing Details *Chamber Series  
Orchestra Zone A $120.00
Orchestra Zone B $87.00
Orchestra Zone C $69.00
Balcony Zone A $120.00
Balcony Zone B $87.00
Balcony Zone C $69.00
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Menil Collection: Menil Collection

Danish String Quartet   ·   More Info »
Danish String Quartet

Traditional Danish folk songs, Hans Abrahamsen's Quartet No. 2 and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

After their stirring Da Camera debut in 2015, the Danish Quartet returns with traditional Nordic folk music, the dramatic Quartet No. 2 by Denmark’s greatest living composer -- Hans Abrahamsen -- and Beethoven’s sweeping, powerful Quartet in F Major, Op. 59. With their technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy” (The New Yorker), the quartet is in demand worldwide.



Elias String Quartet 3/18   ·   More Info »
Elias String Quartet 3/18

Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:30 PM
The Menil Collection

Purcell Fantasias
Britten Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Schubert String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804, “Rosamunde”

The internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet captivated Da Camera’s audience with their encore of Scottish folk tunes when they appeared in 2017. Now they return with two distinct programs. Over two nights, the Elias Quartet traces the history of British music from Purcell to Britten to esteemed contemporary composer Sally Beamish. Anchoring their programs are two great masterpieces by Schubert and Schumann. Their Tuesday program is the second concert at the Menil pairing folk songs with a contemporary work.



Elias String Quartet 3/19   ·   More Info »
Elias String Quartet 3/19

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
The Menil Collection

Traditional Scottish folk songs
Sally Beamish New Work
Schumann Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1

The internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet captivated Da Camera’s audience with their encore of Scottish folk tunes when they appeared in 2017. Now they return with two distinct programs. Over two nights, the Elias Quartet traces the history of British music from Purcell to Britten to esteemed contemporary composer Sally Beamish. Anchoring their programs are two great masterpieces by Schubert and Schumann. Their Tuesday program is the second concert at the Menil pairing folk songs with a contemporary work.



The Veil of Orpheus   ·   More Info »
The Veil of Orpheus

Works of Matthias Pintscher, Pierre Henry, Matthew Aucoin, Harrison Birtwistle

A rare showing of Cy Twombly’s monumental painting, The Treatise on the Veil, is the occasion for this unique musical event at the Menil. Da Camera introduces America’s rising star composer Matthew Aucoin to Houston with an intimate preview of his opera, Eurydice, prior to its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 2019-20, and welcomes countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in his Da Camera debut.



Ashberyana: Celebration Poet John Ashbery   ·   More Info »
Ashberyana: Celebration Poet John Ashbery

Works of John Zorn, Joan Tower, Josquin des Prez/Charles Wuorinen, Erik Satie, and Charles Wuorinen and readings from the work of John Ashbery

Da Camera joins forces with renowned American composers and musicians to celebrate John Ashbery’s legacy with works that reflect his playfulness, wit and humor. The greatest American poet of his generation, Ashbery visited Houston for a Da Camera concert during Sarah Rothenberg’s first season as artistic director. Joan Tower’s Holding a Daisy was written for Rothenberg, as was Charles Wuorinen’s Ashberyana, recorded by Da Camera for Naxos.



Pricing Details *Chamber Series  
Zone A $200.00
Zone B $145.00
Zone C $115.00
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Stude Concert Hall: Stude Concert Hall

Russian Renaissance   ·   More Info »
Russian Renaissance

After emerging with the $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2017 M-Prize Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world, Russian Renaissance has established itself as one of the most electrifying and exhilarating ensembles of today. Through stunning performances of everything from tango to folk to jazz, Russian Renaissance is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide. Recently named Musical America’s New Artist of the Month, Russian Renaissance make their Houston debut.



Pricing Details *Chamber Series  
Orchestra Zone A $40.00
Orchestra Zone B $29.00
Orchestra/Parterre Zone C $23.00
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