Da Camera's "The Twilight of Romanticism"


For its final performance of the season, Da Camera welcomes back the Orion String Quartet and presents soprano Kelley Nassief in her Da Camera debut for an evening of works on the cusp between Romantic and modern.

The seminal compositions of Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms -- represented here by Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Brahms’ String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 -- viewed as musical opposites in their own time, each provided irreplaceable inspiration for the young Arnold Schoenberg. Both influences are heard in Schoenberg’s passionate and fiery Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 9 (arranged by Webern), for which pianist Sarah Rothenberg joins the Quartet. Of the Wesendonck Lieder, Wagner wrote, “I have done nothing better than these songs.”



Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002


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