The Rothko Chapel's 40th Anniversary Concert: Music for Rothko

Silvia Lelli

The Rothko Chapel, one of Houston’s great landmarks, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief and was built to house 14 paintings created by Mark Rothko. Da Camera offers a program of avant-garde music to resonate with the space. The concert begins with intimate piano works by Erik Satie (selected Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes and Ogives for piano), little-known choral compositions by John Cage and Moment Musical by Morton Feldman’s “beloved [Franz] Schubert.” These works create the musical setting for a performance of Feldman’s masterpiece, Rothko Chapel, inspired by his visit to the chapel in 1971 and by his close friendship with Rothko, who died the previous year. Joining Houston Chamber Choir, conducted by Robert Simpson, are Brian Del Signore, percussion; Sarah Rothenberg, piano and celesta and Kim Kashkashian, the world-renowned violist making her first Houston performance in over 20 years.



Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon St.
Houston, TX 77006


Tickets are $35
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