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Houston, TX 77002 United States

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November 2017

Tiempo Libre

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean ensemble Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands performing today. Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sound and seductive Latin rhythms. The band has appeared around the globe and has been featured on television shows including The Tonight Show. “World class act” — London Evening Standard "Dance music of sophistication and abandon” — New York Times

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December 2017

Songs of Freedom: Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Songs of Freedom: A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone Featuring vocalists rene marie, Theo Bleckmann and Alicia Olatuja Voice and music director Ulysses S. Owens Jr. Three adventurous vocalists of today present compelling visions of American in the 1960’s, paying tribute to three giants: Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone. These prolific artists championed freedom in the realms of civil rights, individuality, love and politics. Abbey Lincoln was a strong presence at Da Camera, appearing…

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February 2018

Charles Lloyd and the Marvels

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Da Camera Jazz Series Charles Lloyd and the Marvels featuring Bill Frisell's Music, guitar and Eric Harland, drums Homecoming #2: Eric Harland NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd returns to Da Camera’s jazz series. In this unique formation of the Marvels, Lloyd pairs two of his favorite partners, bassist Reuben Rogers and Houston native drummer Eric Harland, with two great guitarists, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz. The mood is celebratory, with Lloyd displaying his knack for threading complex, dynamic musical ideas…

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March 2018

Garrick Ohlsson Plays Beethoven

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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James K. Schooler Memorial Concert Garrick Ohlsson, piano All-Beethoven program: Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathetique” Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight” The remarkable stamp of originality that Beethoven brought to classical forms is nowhere more evident than in his piano sonatas, which traverse his creative life. Beethoven transformed the musical sonata form, originally intended for the amateur keyboardist’s home enjoyment, into…

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Mingus Big Band

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Da Camera Jazz Series Mingus Big Band featuring Helen Sung, piano Homecoming #3: Helen Sung Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of legendary composer/bassist Charles Mingus , who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York. It maintained weekly residencies in the city from 2004 until 2008, when it began Mingus Mondays at the Jazz Standard. The Mingus Big Band…

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