Performing Arts

Using Piano to Bring A Literary Masterpiece to Life

Da Camera pianist Sarah Rothenberg pays tribute to Marcel Proust, bringing his text to life through music and mirth.

02/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Classical

Understanding Genius

The Elias String Quartet peels back the layers of Beethoven's most revered works.

11/02/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Music

'Tis of Thee

Da Camera opens its season with an ode to Americana music.

09/21/2015 By Katricia Lang

Slideshow

Da Camera’s April in Paris Gala

It was April in Paris, for a night, at Da Camera’s gala.

05/07/2015

profile

Making Music with Wine Glasses and Washcloths

Innovative percussionist Brandon Bell takes contemporary performance beyond the concert hall.

05/01/2015 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 17–19

Featuring the CounterCurrent Festival, Die Walküre, and Branford Marsalis

04/15/2015 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 20–22

Featuring Hozier, Kazuo Ishiguro, and the final weekend of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

03/18/2015 By Michael Hardy

Opera

Acclaimed Chamber Opera Makes Its Houston Debut

Missy Mazzoli's Song from the Uproar was inspired by the life of fin-de-siècle Swiss explorer Isabelle Eberhardt.

03/17/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–8

Featuring Jason Moran, John Lewis, Sherlock Holmes, and something called Frostival

02/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

classical music

Guitar and Voice Virtuosos Visit Menil For Concert of English Music

Eliot Fisk and Nicholas Phan will perform songs by British composers from John Dowland to Benjamin Britten.

01/23/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Gift Guide

Christmas Gifts For the Arts Lover in Your Life

Check out our top picks!

12/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

Best of 2014

The Top 5 Classical Music Concerts of 2014

How many did you hear?

12/02/2014 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 14–16

Featuring the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Lewis Black, the Bach family, and more!

11/12/2014 By Michael Hardy

deals

The 10 Best Student Discounts in Houston

Want a $50 season subscription? $10 ballet tickets? You're in luck—if you have a student ID, of course.

11/06/2014 By Michael Hardy

classical music

Review: Five-Hour Performance of For Philip Guston Worth The Wait

Our intrepid critic spent Sunday afternoon at the Rothko Chapel, listening to Morton Feldman's rarely performed masterpiece.

11/03/2014 By Sydney Boyd

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 31–Nov 2

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/29/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 10–12

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 2–4

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

04/30/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Five Things To Do at MenilFest

Your guide to all of Saturday's arts and literature events.

04/30/2014 By Alice Alsup

Jazz

Jazz Legend Wayne Shorter: "Jazz to Me Means, 'I Dare You'"

The 80-year-old saxophonist, who played with Miles Davis and Art Blakey and was a co-founder of Weather Report, brings his quartet to Houston tonight.

04/04/2014 By Justin Mitchell