The role of music, like photography, has a complex relationship with the history of war. In correlation with the exhibition, this series of three concerts follows the trajectory of war through music specific to the three overarching phases of war.
A reception to meet the performers follows each performance.
November 18 Music before the Conflict December 2Music in the Face of War December 16 Music in the Aftermath of War
Tickets (click the icon above, or call 713.639.7771)
Concert tickets are $15 each for MFAH Members and $30 for adults (19+). Discounts are available for senior adults, students, youth, and when purchasing in advance online. Concert tickets include same-day general admission to the museum and entry to the WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition. Please show concert ticket for admission.
Military and student-rate tickets require identification to be presented in person, at time of purchase.
Concert 2 Music in the Face of War Sunday, December 2 Music both helps perpetuate conflict and reconcile trauma. Selections include:
Selections from the Baghdad Music Journal: Electronic music written in Iraq by veteran William A. Thompson IV (WATIV): discussion and demonstration by the composer
Karim Al Zand's Lamentations on the Disasters of War (string sextet), introduction by the composer (on the Rice Faculty)
Francois Rabbath’s War and Peace for solo bass, written during the Vietnam War
Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, written in the midst of World War II