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A Proust Sonata
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Enter the creative world of Marcel Proust’s literary masterpiece and the music, paintings, and people that inspired it. “A Proust Sonata” is a multimedia concert-theater work conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg, Artistic and General Director of Da Camera. The production is inspired by Proust’s early 20th century masterpiece “In Search of Lost Time” and interweaves text, music, and image into an innovative multi-media performance. Pianist Sarah Rothenberg is joined by a Tony Award-winning design team and a cast that includes professional actors and musicians together with students from Rice’s Shepherd School of Music. The music of Fauré, Shumann, Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, Beethoven, and Reynaldo Hahn evoke the author’s themes of memory, lost childhood, fashionable Parisian salons, and the final reclusive years when he withdrew from society to complete his magnum opus.
Co-produced by Da Camera of Houston and the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University.
Image: Sarah Rothenberg in “A Proust Sonata.” Photo: Ben Doyle. Image from the world premiere of the performance at the Cullen Theater, 2016.