Da Camera 2019-2020 Season
January 25, 2020 to January 28, 2020
The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX
About the Event:
Da Camera of Houston
1402 Sul Ross Street; Houston, TX 77006
Music: Classical, Jazz
Activities: Concert season
January 25 Branford Marsalis
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. The quartet that Marsalis has led for the past three decades has always been a model of daring, no-apologies artistry, of ever-widening musical horizons and deepening collective identity. With pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner, the band has long been a model of how to sustain and enlarge a musical outlook that is both historically and stylistically inclusive.
January 27-28 Music and Isolation: Aizuri Quartet
In their Houston debut, the Aizuri Quartet explores a stunning range of music composed in times of intense isolation – from the medieval and Renaissance, to Haydn and Beethoven, to the American Conlon Nancarrow, whose third quartet was written when he was an expatriate in Mexico in 1987. Praised by The Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and their first recording was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award.