The MFAH teams up with Cantare 8 to explore the musical influences of Japan on Western music as Vincent van Gogh would have known them. The performance includes a rendition of the Don McLean song “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).”

This gallery concert is inspired by the exhibition Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art as well as the film Van Gogh & Japan, which screens in Brown Auditorium Theater on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. 

About Cantare Houston
Founded in 2003 by former artistic director Kevin Riehle, Cantare seeks to create a community of people changed by the power of great choral music, and to enrich the cultural landscape of Houston with artistically sensitive and profound interpretations of choral music from every era and a variety of cultures and countries.  

Drop in! This program is free with Museum admission. Tickets to the exhibition and the film may be purchased separately.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Jerold B. Katz Foundation; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Susan Vaughan Foundation; CFP Foundation; Joe Barnhart Foundation; Cockrell Family Fund; Ann and John Bookout; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Texas Commission on the Arts; Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Humanities Texas; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; John L. Nau III; The Summerlee Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; The Junior League of Houston, Inc.; International Fine Print Dealers Association; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and James Gordon; Lubrizol Foundation; and additional generous donors.

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.