Da Camera 2018-2019 Season
April 2, 2019
The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX 77006
About the Event:
Da Camera of Houston
1402 Sul Ross Street
Houston, TX 77006
Activities: Concert season
Da Camera presents “The Veil of Orpheus: Cy Twombly and Music”
Pierre Henry: The Veil of Orpheus
Matthias Pintscher: Study No. 1 for Treatise on the Veil
Monteverdi: Possente spirto from Orfeo
Harrison Birtwistle: Orpheus Elegies for countertenor, oboe and harp
Matthew Aucoin: This Earth and excerpts from the opera Eurydice (2019)
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 and MacArthur fellow 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 and baritone Kelly Markgraf in their Da Camera debuts.
The timeless Greek myth of Orpheus entering the underworld in search of his deceased beloved, Eurydice, has inspired artists for centuries — from the beginning of opera in Italy to today. From Monteverdi to early electronic music through late 20th-century compositions, this program explores the powerful influences of mythology on visual art and music — in time past and time present.