Music from two of Diaghilev’s legendary Ballets Russes productions:
• The circus-themed 1917 ballet Parade, with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, music of Erik Satie, and sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso
• Stravinsky’s seminal 1913 masterwork, The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)
A reception to meet the performers follows the concert.
Concert tickets are $15 for MFAH Members, $18 for nonmembers. For an enhanced experience, guests may enjoy a private viewing of the exhibition Picasso Black and White immediately prior to the concert, from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tickets for both: $25 MFAH Members, $31.50 nonmembers.
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About the Performers
Pianist Sarah Rothenberg has been artistic director of Da Camera since 1994, and expanded her role in 2011 to become Da Camera's artistic and general director. A pianist of “heart, intellect and fabulous technical resources” (Fanfare) and “power and introspection” (The New York Times), Rothenberg is active as performer, writer, educator and as creator of unique multidisciplinary performances linking music to literature and visual art. The Wall Street Journal recently described her as “a prolific and creative thinker.”
Marilyn Nonken is one of the most celebrated champions of the modern repertoire of her generation, known for performances that explore transcendent virtuosity and extremes of musical expression. She has appeared at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Miller Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, (Le) Poisson Rouge, IRCAM, Theâtre Bouffe du Nord, the ABC, Instituto-Norteamericano, the Music Gallery and the Phillips Collection.