Houston Chronicle Previews Darcy James Argue
Andrew Dansby of the Houston Chronicle chats with Darcy James Argue about this Saturday's concert with his big band Secret Society. Read the article.
Houston Chronicle Previews Romantic Trailblazers
The Houston Chronicle's Colin Eatock previews Romantic Trailblazers: Robert, Clara and Johannes. Read the article here.
Sarah Rothenberg to perform in Galveston Friday Oct. 25
Pianist Sarah Rothenberg performs at Galveston Artist Residency,2521 Ships Mechanic Row, Galveston, Texas 77550. The performance is Friday, October 25th @ 6:00pm. Rothenberg's program is entitled PARIS NOCTURNE: Music of Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc, Mompou, and Satie. Admission $10. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-974-4446.
Houston Chronicle Gives Rave Review to Jerusalem String Quartet
The Houston Chronicle's Steven Brown gave a rave review for the Monday October 14 concert by Jerusalem String Quartet, the third installment in Da Camera's Shostakovich string quartet cycle.
"Thanks to the group's shadowy, endlessly flowing tone, the music's introspections always carried a charge, no matter how quiet and still they were on the surface. When the tensions flared, the group laid into the music with a vigor, bite and abandon that unleashed its raw force," writes Brown.
Sarah Rothenberg Joins Actress Amy Irving and Dancers Herman Cornejo and Alessandra Ferri in Martha Clarke's Cheri at New York's Signature Theatre
Sarah Rothenberg, concert pianist and Da Camera’s artistic and general director, will be featured with Academy Award nominee Amy Irving, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo and prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri in the world premiere of Martha Clarke’s Chéri. The new production will play from November 19 to December 22 with a December 8 opening night on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Martha Clarke, the American theater director and choreographer noted for her multidisciplinary approach to theatre, dance and opera productions, will direct and choreograph.
Chéri is inspired by the classic 1920 novella by controversial French author Colette, and it features a text by Tina Howe. Chéri tells a story of forbidden love between a young man and an older woman in Belle Époque Paris and examines preoccupations with youth and age. The solo piano repertoire includes works of Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc and Mompou.
The creative team includes David Zinn (scenic and costume design), Christopher Akerlind (lighting design), Arthur Solari and Samuel Crawford (sound design), and Sarah Rothenberg (music supervision).
Sarah Rothenberg discusses Twenty-Something concert on The Front Row
Da Camera Artistic and General Director Sarah Rothenberg appeared recently on Houston Public Radio's The Front Row to discuss the 2013/2014 Season Opening Concert, Twenty-Something: Mozart and Schubert. Click here to listen to the interview on The Front Row's web site.
Da Camera has announced the 2013/2014 class of Da Camera Young Artists
Da Camera has announced the 2013/2014 class of Da Camera Young Artists, with 15 new Young Artists and 3 returning Fellows. Building on the success of last year’s program, each fellow will lead an extended project bringing music to underserved communities. The new Young Artists were selected through a rigorous application and audition process, with a panel of judges including cellist Norman Fisher, composers Anthony Brandt and Rob Smith, and Da Camera Artistic and General Director Sarah Rothenberg. The 2013/2014 Young Artists are Brandon Bell, percussion; Anthony Bracewell, violin; Whitney Bullock, viola; Paul Cannon, bass; Meghan Caulkett, harp; Yvonne Chen, piano; Thomas Dougherty, composer; Phillip Elder, composer; Kelley Kimball, soprano; Daniel Knaggs, composer; Leah Kovach, viola; Sean Krissman, clarinet; Francesca McNeeley, cello; Boson Mo, violin; Melanie Riordan, violin; Andrew Staupe, piano; Titus Underwood, oboe and Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello. The Young Artist Fellows are Whitney Bullock, Yvonne Chen and Meghan Caulkett.
Da Camera-commissioned Tobias Picker Quintet to be released on the Tzadik label
Tobias Picker’s Piano Quintet, "Live Oaks," performed by Sarah Rothenberg and the Brentano String Quartet, appears this season on John Zorn's Tzadik label. This Da Camera-commissioned work was given its world premiere by Rothenberg and the Quartet in Houston in September of 2011 and the ensemble went on to give the New York premiere of this new work as part of a prestigious Composer Portrait of Tobias Picker in October at Miller Theater at Columbia University. The cd also includes "Invisible Lilacs" for violin and piano (1994) and other chamber pieces.