- Presented By: DACAMERA
- Dates: September 29, 2023
- Location: Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
- Address: 501 Texas Ave.
- Phone: (713) 524-5050
- Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
- Price: $37.50
- Admission: $37.50
Opening Night | Isidore Quartet; Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Awakenings: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Nicky Sohn
Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance”
Nicky Sohn: New Work for piano and string quartet
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
To open DACAMERA’s 36th season, Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg brings together brilliant young talents for a musical conversation across multiple time periods.
The Isidore Quartet recently burst onto the chamber music scene, winning a prestigious 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition. They make their Houston debut in a program featuring two extraordinary string quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn – each composed before the composer’s 30th birthday – and a dazzling new work by Nicky Sohn, who is close in age to her distant contemporaries from the 18th and 19th centuries. Inspired by Miles Davis’s seminal recording of "Bye-Bye Blackbird," Sohn’s quintet, composed for the occasion to feature pianist Sarah Rothenberg and the Isidore Quartet, has its world premiere.