Mercury’s spring Neighborhood Concert features two string works of the Romantic period: Tchaikovsky’s homage to his idol Mozart, modernizing classical elements; and Elgar’s delightful early serenade.

  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky, “Serenade for Strings, Op. 48”
  • Edward Elgar, “Serenade for Strings, Op. 20”

Mercury Ensemble
Jonathan Godfrey, Oleg Sulyga, Joanna Becker, Anabel Detrick, Andrés González, Kana Kimural, Maria Lin, Hannah Watson, Kathleen Carrington, Matthew Carrington, Yvonne Smith, Sonya Matoussova, Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, and Deborah Dunham.

About Mercury Neighborhood Concerts
Now in its sixth year, Mercury’s Neighborhood series offers hour-long concerts in four locations across Houston: the Museum District; Memorial; The Woodlands; and The Woodland Heights. The Mercury Neighborhood Concerts at the MFAH provide the perfect environment in which to contemplate the lush Baroque paintings in the largest gallery of European art in the Museum’s Beck Building. 

Admission is $35 for adults; $10 for students. Tickets are available by phone at 713.533.0080 or online. The concert is presented twice: at 6:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT) and 8:30 p.m. (buy tickets).

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Summerlee Foundation; the Swergold Family Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.