Music to Our Ears

Da Camera Bringing In-Person Concerts Back to Halls Around the City

The jam-packed season of chamber and jazz concerts kicks off on October 29.

By Emma Schkloven July 1, 2021

Image: Camille Blake

The halls will soon be alive with the sound of music. That’s because Da Camera is making its return to in-person concerts, with a slate of chamber and jazz concerts that will have music lovers’ hearts soaring.  

“We are immensely grateful to all our loyal supporters over the past year whose generosity allows us to return to live music in a position of strength, and with a renewed commitment to excellence and diversity,” Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg said in a statement. “Da Camera’s mix of timeless masterpieces, innovative young voices, and trailblazing artists promises a season of inspiration and renewal for us all.”

The new season kicks off October 29 with a night of Chopin, courtesy of pianist Garrick Ohlsson, and the music keeps going all the way through May with other major guests, like world-renowned violinist Christian Tetzlaff, Trinidadian trumpet extraordinaire Etienne Charles, and Grammy-winning jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, who drops by in February.

Additional highlights to the tuneful season include Houston native Jason Moran’s new project celebrating unsung jazz hero, James Reese Europe; a new work from MacArthur “Genius” composer Tyshawn Sorey, commissioned by Da Camera and Rothko Chapel in honor of the latter’s 50th anniversary; and a six-evening Beethoven string quartet cycle with Elias String Quartet.

Now that’s how you come back in swinging style.

More info and tickets at See the full schedule below. 

Da Camera 2021-2022 Schedule

Oct 29: Garrick Ohlsson, piano: An Evening of Chopin

Nov 6: Jason Moran: James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters: The Absence of Ruin

Nov 9: Quartetto di Cremona and David Shifrin, clarinet

Nov 30:  Christian Tetzlaff, violin: all-Bach Recital

Jan 14, 2022: Etienne Charles, Creole Soul

Jan 25, 2022: Davóne Tines, bass-baritone: Recital No. 1: Mass

Feb 4, 2022: Jessica Rivera, soprano, and Sharon Isbin, guitar: Of Love and Longing

Feb 19, 2022: Tyshawn Sorey: Rothko Chapel 50th Anniversary Commission

Feb 25, 2022: Pat Metheny Side-Eye with James Francies and Joe Dyson

Mar 28–Apr 8, 2022: Elias Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Apr 23, 2022: Joel Ross Good Vibes

Apr 25–26, 2022: Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet: Fanm d’Ayiti

May 10, 2022: Sarah Rothenberg, piano: In Darkness and Light

May 13, 2022: Artemis

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