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Ease Up the Stress of Your Monday with a Beautiful Musical Performance—And Some Art, Too!

In celebration of Da Camera’s 30-year relationship with the Menil Collection, in many ways the organization’s artistic home, Da Camera presents a special art and music program in the Cy Twombly Gallery.

Virtuoso flutist and MacArthur fellow Claire Chase features works inspired by the paintings of Cy Twombly, in the Menil’s gallery dedicated to his work. Chicago-based, Brazilian composer Marcos Balter’s Descent from Parnassus was composed for Claire Chase.

Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and she has championed new music throughout the world by building organizations, forming alliances, pioneering commissioning initiatives and supporting educational programs that reach new audiences. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012, and in 2017 was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize.

In 2014 Chase launched Density 2036, a 22-year commissioning project to create an entirely new body of repertory for flute between 2014 and 2036, the centenary of Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5. Each season as part of the project, Chase premieres an evening of new music, with pieces so far by composers including Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, and Matthias Pintscher, among many others. She will release world premiere recordings of all of the Density pieces in collaboration with Meyer Sound Laboratories in Berkeley, CA.

Guest composer Erik Ulman also shares his personal reminiscences of his friendship and correspondence with the artist.

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Oaks of Westchase Apartments in Houston, Texas for the day! This event is coming to town on Monday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Monday, April 2, 2018— 7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Cy Twombly Gallery
1501 Branard Street
Houston, Texas 77006

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