Sponsored by Gigi Noyes & Steinway Piano Gallery
Join us as ROCO’s Connections series continues on February 4, with a modern twist on a Schubertiade salon concert in the glorious ballroom of Rienzi, and livestreamed free at ROCO.org, Facebook, YouTube, and A440.live!
The evening will feature the world premiere of two new songs by Season 17 Composer-In-Residence Derek Bermel and author Sandra Cisneros, as well as the song “A House of My Own” from the opera THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET. The three songs are based upon the Cisneros novel of the same name and will become part of the final score for the Bermel/Cisneros opera. Also receiving its world premiere, will be a new work by Derek Bermel for solo percussion.
Featured artists are Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano, with Ana María Otamendi, pianist, and Jesús Pacheco Mánuel, percussion, in these works and additional chamber pieces by Schubert, de Falla, Debussy, and others.
Prior to the concert, enjoy a reception of light bites and refreshments, including an opportunity to experience a docent-led tour of Rienzi.
SOLD OUT! Please contact us at [email protected] or 713-665-2700 to be placed on our waiting list for tickets, or watch the concert from anywhere via our free livestream here at ROCO.org, or at our YouTube or Facebook channel.
Rienzi, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Kirby Drive, Houston, TX, USA
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Made possible with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.
Gretchen am Spinnrade op. 2 D118
Tres Poemas de González Martínez
I. Nocturno de las rosas • II. Onda • III. La Despedida
Trois Chansons de Bilitis
I. La flûte de Pan • II. La chevelure • III. Le tombeau des Naïades
Manuel de Falla
(arr. by Cecilia Duarte, Jesús Pacheco, & Ana María Otamendi)
Selections from El Amor Brujo
I. Canción del amor dolido • II. Canción del fuego Fatuo
III. Danza del juego de amor
Derek Bermel/Sandra Cisneros
A House of My Own
A House of My Own • Once • Sit Out Bad
(Jesús Pacheco Mánuel, percussion)
Cinco canciones populares argentinas
I. Chacarera • II. Triste • III. Zamba • IV. Arrorró • V. Gato