Concert “Beethoven’s Healing String Quartet”


Concert “Light into Sound: Beethoven’s Healing String Quartet”

Beethoven wrote String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Opus 13 in 1825 following his recovery from a long, nearly fatal illness. The composer titled the central movement of the five-movement quartet “Holy Song of Thanksgiving of a Convalescent to the Deity.”

Musicians from Da Camera Young Artists perform Beethoven’s magnificent work at the MFAH surrounded by the shimmering cascade of El Anatsui’s monumental metal tapestry Visitation, with the light of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Chromosaturation MFAH just beyond in the adjacent tunnel.

This free concert is presented in conjunction with the inaugural online exhibition of the World Faiths Initiative: Light, which explores artistic interpretations of light as an expression of faith, spirituality, or the divine.

Plan Your Visit
The performance takes place on the lower level of the Kinder Building. On Thursdays, the Museum is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and general admission is free. Advance timed tickets are recommended.

Safety Guidelines A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here.

About the Initiative
The World Faiths Initiative highlights themes of faith, religion, and spirituality in the MFAH collections. The initiative honors the diverse communities of Houston and inspires connections among cultures and beliefs.

About the Performers
The Da Camera Young Artists program is a professional-development fellowship for instrumentalists, singers, and composers. Da Camera Young Artists participate in a variety of performances and workshops at schools, museums, and hospitals.


The World Faiths Initiative is made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Location

Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
5500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004
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