Gallery Concert “Eastern Influences on European Composers”
This concert highlighting exoticism in the music of Vincent van Gogh’s contemporaries features arrangements by composers including Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Johann Strauss.
Presented in conjunction with the lecture Van Gogh and Japan, the performance takes place in the Beck Building galleries. Campstools are provided for seating.
Carlos Lopez has a bachelor of music degree in music literature from the University of Texas at Austin and studied with Frank Elsass at the University of Texas and Bob Walp of the Houston Symphony. Lopez’s career includes decades of professional appearences, both performing and leading concerts of classical, jazz, big band, musical theater, Latin, salsa, pop, and church music.
Mike Owen, a staple of the Houston jazz scene, is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in piano, guitar, bass, and banjo. He has performed and recorded with Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony, and stars including Bernadette Peters, Debbie Reynolds, and Tommy Tune. Owen is also a music instructor and has performed on and produced numerous recordings.
Drop in! This program is free with Museum admission.