DACAMERA 2019/2020 Calendar of Events

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Branford Marsalis
Saturday, January 25, 2020: Wortham Theater Center. Da Camera welcomes back NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis, one of the most revered instrumentalists of our time.
Sat 1/25/20 8:00PM Branford Marsalis


Aizuri Quartet
Monday, January 27, 2019: The Menil Collection. Works of Hildegard Von Bingen, Gesualdo, Haydn, Nancarrow, and Beethoven (Op. 131). In their Houston debut, the Aizuri Quartet explores a stunning range of music composed in times of intense isolation.
Mon 1/27/20 7:30PM Aizuri Quartet 1/27/2020
Tue 1/28/20 7:30PM Aizuri Quartet 1/28/2020


Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Friday, February 21 2020: Wortham Theater Center. One of America’s premier instrumental ensembles, the Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. Pat Metheny’s Road to the Sun, composed for the LAGQ, plus works of Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Chet Atkins, Flatt and Scruggs and more.
Fri 2/21/20 8:00PM Los Angeles Guitar Quartet


Avi Avital and Bridget Kibbey
Monday, February 24, 2020: The Menil Collection. The unique combination of mandolin and harp brings to life a program ranging from Bach to folk tunes from Spain, Hungary and Armenia, all in new arrangements. Travel the world with these two virtuosos, teaming up for a scintillating program.
Mon 2/24/20 7:30PM Avi Avital and Bridget Kibbey 2/24/2020
Tue 2/25/20 7:30PM Avi Avital and Bridget Kibbey 2/25/2020


Vijay Iyer Sextet
Saturday, February 29, 2020. Pianist Vijay Iyer’s sextet album Far From Over was ranked #1 in US National Public Radio's annual Jazz Critics' Poll. It was named among the best jazz albums of the year in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.
Sat 2/29/20 8:00PM Vijay Iyer Sextet


Dafnis Prieto Big Band
Saturday, March 21, 2020: Wortham Theater Center. Cuban drummer Dafnis Prieto returns to our stage having won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz album for his recording with his newest project, the Dafnis Prieto Big Band.
Sat 3/21/20 8:00PM Dafnis Prieto Big Band


Richard Goode
Tuesday, March 24, 2020: Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. All Beethoven program in celebration of Beethoven 250

There is no better artist to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth than the outstanding pianist Richard Goode, renowned for his performances and recordings of the classical giant’s works.
Tue 3/24/20 7:30PM Richard Goode


Cecile McLorin Salvant
Friday, April 3, 2020: Wortham Theater Center. Three-time Grammy winner Cécile McLorin Salvant’s latest recording, The Window, topped best of the year lists everywhere from Jazzwise magazine and Rolling Stone to the 2018 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll and The New York Times -- and she won the Grammy for Jazz Vocal Album.
Fri 4/3/20 8:00PM Cecile McLorin Salvant


Davone Tines
Tuesday, April 7, 2020: The Menil Collection. A true breakthrough artist, Davone Tines is a “charismatic, full-voiced bass-baritone” says The New York Times). Tines makes his Da Camera debut with well-loved works by Brahms and Schubert, and expands the repertoire with songs by rediscovered African-American innovator Julius Eastman and new songs by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.
Tue 4/7/20 7:30PM Davóne Tines


Miguel Zenon Quartet
Friday, April 17, 2020: Wortham Theater Center. Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón is a multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation.
Fri 4/17/20 8:00PM Miguel Zenon Quartet


Jeremy Denk, Piano
Monday, April 27, 2020: The Menil Collection. J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Klavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869

Jeremy Denk has written that in Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier “the raw materials of musical meaning…are revealed like stage machinery that suddenly comes out from behind the scenes.”
Mon 4/27/20 7:30PM Jeremy Denk, Piano 4/27/2020
Tue 4/28/20 7:30PM Jeremy Denk, Piano 4/28/2020


Anthracite Fields
Friday, May 8, 2020: Wortham Theater Center. Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields is a lovingly detailed oratorio with original video about turn-of-the-20th-century Pennsylvania coal miners, awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Fri 5/8/20 8:00PM Anthracite Fields