This gallery concert by Da Camera Houston Young Artists explores the tremendous evolution of music during the Baroque and Classical periods of the 17th to 19th century.

In celebration of the Edith and Percy Straus Collection—an exceptional group of Renaissance-era art highlighted in the exhibition Passion for Perfection—the concert begins with Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996, a Baroque masterwork by Johann Sebastian Bach, and concludes with Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat Major, Op. 130, a Classical-period work from the last years of the great composer’s life.

During the 2017–18 season, Da Camera Houston celebrates its 30th anniversary with “Beethoven for All,” a series in which Da Camera Young Artists and guest ensembles perform all 16 of Beethoven’s string quartets. The free performances take place in a variety of venues, from concert halls to schools, hospitals, and cultural venues, including the MFAH.

Participating performers for this evening are Kyle Comer, guitar; Giancarlo Latta, violin; Annamarie Reader, cello; Jacob Schafer, violin; and Sergein Yap, viola.

Drop in! This program is free. General admission is free every Thursday, courtesy of Shell.

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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Houston Junior Woman's Club; ExxonMobil; Mercantil Bank; Mr. William J. Hill; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Sharon G. Dies; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.