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  • Photo by Cammie Cooper/Reflections Photography
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  • Maestro Hans Graf with the Aspen Festival Orchestra.
    Photo by Hilary Scott
  • Pianists Jonathan Biss, alongside Garrick Ohlsson, will participate in Best ofBrahms, a three-week musical bacchanal spotlighting the composer's symphonies,piano concerti and other significant works.
    Photo by © Benjamin Ealovega
  • Roman Trekel stars in Berg's Wozzeck.
    Photo by Cristiane Roncaglio
  • Hannu Lintu is one of CultureMap's favorites for the symphony's podium.

  • A scene from Angular Momentum with Connor Walsh and Melissa Hough
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar
  • Allison Miller and Rhodes Elliot in The Brahms/Haydn Variations, choregraphed byTwyla Tharp
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar
  • Artists of the Houston Ballet in Angular Momentum, choreographed by AszureBarton
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar
  • Mireille Hassenboehler and Ian Casady in Ketubah, choreographed by Julia Adam
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar

  • Maestro Lavard Skou-Larsen
    Melanie Stegemann
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition winner, violinist Xiao Wang,takes a bow after the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor.
  • Xiao Wang performing unaccompanied Bach in KHOU's Great Day Houston.

  • The first time Lizz Winstead had sex at age 16, the pill didn't work. The eventssurrounding that experience is why she's an advocate for Planned Parenthood,yielding to comedy to tell her story.
    Photo by Mindy Tucker
  • Betty White is passionate about animal wellfare, philanthropy and using heryou-can-trust-me persona for good. Brilliant Lectures hosts this sassy dame fortwo performances on Saturday.
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  • Aszure Barton's work will be featured at Houston Ballet's "Women@Art."
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar
  • As Mercury expands its ethos to encompass music beyond the baroque period, it'salso doing so across genres — and that includes the culinary arts. Music andgastronomy commingle with Triniti to rouse what promises to be a multi-sensoryescapade.
    Photo by Kimberly Park

  • Rachel Barton Pine is as comfortable with metal as she is with Scottish baroquemusic.
    Photo by Andrew Eccles
  • John Mark Rozendaal, Rachel Barton Pine and David Schrader make up TrioSettecento, an early music ensemble featured on Houston Early Music's seasonfinale concert Friday.
    Photo by J. Henry Fair
  • The trio formed in 1996 after getting together to record the complete violinsonatas of George Frederick Handel.
    Photo by Janette Beckman

  • Maestro Christoph Koenig had a strong showing at this past week's HoustonSymphony run...
  • ...conducting a virile, girthy and passionate Brahms.
  • Could he be the next Houston Symphony music director?

  • Leone Buyse, professor of flute, mentoring a student.
    Photo by Brooks de Wetter-Smith
  • Larry Rachleff conducting the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra.
    Photo by Tommy Lavergne/Rice University
  • Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.

  • James Dunham, viola professor at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music...
    Photo by David Long
  • ... was a member of the Cleveland Quartet 1987 to 1995.
    Photo by Phil Matt
  • Presented by Houston Friends of Chamber Music, Dunham will join the AmericanString Quartet to perform...
    Photo by Peter Schaaf
  • Anton Bruckner's String Quintet in F, a piece rarely put on given its scope andlength.
    Photo via VinylRevinyl.com

  • Tobias Picker served as Houston Symphony's composer-in-residence from1985-1990...
  • After 22 years since his last premiere in Houston, Da Camera's artistic directorand pianist Sarah Rothenberg commissed Picker's first Piano Quintet...
    Photo by David A. Brown
  • ...which will be premiered Friday with the Brentano String Quartet.

  • Yuja Wang
  • WindSync
    Photo by Roman Ponomariov
  • Apollo Chamber Players
  • Sharon Isbin and Mark O'Connor
  • Clarinetist Nathan Williams
    Photo courtesy of Nathan Williams

A Chamber of Possibilities

Naked classical music: Your guide to Houston's intimate side

  • For 25 years, the Sandcastle competition in Galveston is serious, fun business.54 teams will compete to win the Golden Bucket.
    Photo by William Hunt
  • Love '80s big hair and power rock tunes? This musical (feels more like a rockconcert) is for you.
  • Improved with wine. First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights gets an alcoholboost.
    Photo via Heights 1st Saturdays/Facebook
  • The Quartus Chamber Players appearance at Classical Revolution made us curiousabout its season finale concert, featuring the music of Brahms and Shostakovich.
  • See Anthony Rendon mash at Reckling.
  • Wendy Wagner's "Once Uponse a Time in the Land of O-Poppida..." explores dreams,memory and the anatomy of "cute."

  • Westside High School's Inertia dance company will be part of the concert.
    Photo by Michael Hart
  • Brett Mitchell will be conducting.