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Roger de La Fresnaye, The Fourteenth of July, 1914, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Audrey Jones Beck.

Da Camera of Houston “Double Take: Impressions of Ravel”

Thursday, May 08, 2014
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with Da Camera of Houston, presents “Double Take: Impressions of Ravel” to complement the Museum’s collection of Impressionist paintings and the exhibition John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors. The Impressionists and Sargent (1856–1925) are celebrated for capturing the fleeting moment, whether painting the landscape en plein air (in open air), capturing urban Europeans engaged in leisure activities, or in penetrating portraits.

French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) is known as one of the masters of musical Impressionism. The Da Camera Young Artists and jazz saxophonist Woody Witt explore Ravel’s stunning Piano Trio in A Minor from 1914. Three Young Artists perform the masterwork in its original form, followed by the Woody Witt Quartet’s take on the work, an adaption for jazz quartet.

The Da Camera Young Artists are emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, and composers dedicated to advocating for music in their communities throughout their careers. Woody Witt is one of Houston’s most prominent jazz musicians, known for premiering new works that break down the barriers between classical music and jazz.

Tickets
$10 for MFAH members
$15 for nonmembers
Secure your seats in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and use your own printer; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Mr. William J. Hill; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock;
The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Crain Foundation; TMK IPSCO; Cameron International Corporation; Aggie and Joe Foster; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.