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Death and Transcendence
Join us for our Light and Shadows season finale, Death and Transcendence: a pairing of some of the greatest, most potent and compelling chamber music ever written. Experience Tchaikovsky’s eulogistic and mournful tribute to his close friend Nikolai Rubinstein, and Beethoven’s sublime late String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. (featuring the “Heiliger Dankgesang” movement, a prayer of gratitude) written after he recovered from serious illness.
Subtitled “in memory of a great artist,” Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, explores stormy and passionate melodies in a minor mode. It continues in a sweeping set of variations with all kinds of virtuosic character. Throughout these variations, Tchaikovsky employs the familiar forms of waltzes, arias, and even a fugue, all while beautifully balancing the instruments. The work is of extreme virtuosic character and emotional power, as, just when it appears to reach the apex of its excitement, it is snuffed out by a sudden return to the opening key in a fury of chords and passionate melodic statements in the strings, concluding with a true funeral march.
The September 9th performance at Houston Piano Company has been canceled due to Hurricane Harvey. Our previously scheduled September 2nd performance at St. Cyril of Alexandria has been rescheduled to September 30th at 7 PM. Please join us at that time for a Hurricane Harvey relief concert. Funds will be donated to West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) providing relief for victims of the storm. If you have already purchased tickets for any of the previously scheduled World Journeys concerts, they will be considered admission for our September 30th concert or you can contact us (email@example.com) for a refund, and we will be happy to assist you.
St. Cyril of Alexandria,
10503 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77042
Tickets available at the door.
Take a moment to reflect with us.
Join us for a season of music and the other arts that reflects on political oppression, multiculturalism, transformation, and reflection itself! We celebrate some of our previous seasons, bringing you performances of music we have refined over the years, along with new repertoire in our 2017 season, Reflections.
Saturday April 9th, 7:30 PM
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church Join us on the next leg of our World Journey’s series to France! In this concert, we explore the music of great French composers Faure, Ravel, Debussy, Cesar Franck, and others. Visual artwork from local Houston artist Vena Ashley will be on display, and French cuisine will be available. Get your tickets today for a discount! Our second performance will be at Houston Piano Company in the Heights! Visit our events page for more info! We have a new member Leah Ann Brashear, who will be singing vocal works on this concert. Read more about her on our ensemble page!