If you love chamber music but seek a fresh twist on the old classics, mark your calendars for the latest event happening at MATCH. Balancing youthful exuberance with moments of profound introspection, Double Happiness and Difficult Bamboo portrays a refreshingly current perspective on contemporary chamber music in repertoire that explores popular culture, pre-recorded media, meaningful historical references, and shifting artistic paradigms. See it for yourself next Friday, February 15th at Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston!
Daniel Schnyder's Piano Trio No. 1 revels in layering Latin jazz and urban funk with classical forms. Similarly, composer Mason Bates explores the influence of southern blues on the development of a distinctly American classical music dialectic in White Lies for Lomax. This stunning solo work for piano incorporates live performance with historical field recordings from the American south made by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax.
Christopher Cerrone's profoundly atmospheric Double Happiness for piano, percussion, and electronics evokes an idyllic and emotional landscape that contrasts with Mason Bates' Difficult Bamboo, a rather humorous and poignant portrayal of contemporary American anxiety. Michael Torke's redoubtable work, Yellow Pages, completes the program.
Tickets to witness Double Happiness and Difficult Bamboo are 25 dollars and may be purchased online at www.matchhouston.org. Special pricing is available for seniors aged 65 and up and students with a valid ID. Wheelchair accessible seating and designated tickets are also available for purchase.
At Westmount at Summer Cove Apartments in Houston, Texas, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Friday, February 15, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002