Da Camera of Houston

1402 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
District: Theater

Da Camera of Houston has established itself as one of America’s leading presenters and producers of ensemble music: chamber music and jazz. The organization is widely acclaimed for its innovative programming, notably Artistic and General Director Sarah Rothenberg’s unique concerts connecting music with literature and the visual arts, as well as for its jazz series, featuring a distinctive mix of renowned performers and emerging artists.

The 15/16 season celebrates music's power to evoke time and place. Traversing diverse styles and over 600 years of history, the concerts and multimedia performances offer unique perspectives on our past and our present world. Highlights include 

  • the Opening Night concert, Snapshots of America, featuring soprano
    Dawn Upshaw and works by Copland, Ives and George Crumb;
  • the Beethoven Perspectives series featuring Elias Quartet, pianist Yury Martynov in recital at the Menil and two performances of violin and piano sonatas by the celebrated duo of Kristóf Baráti and Klára Würtz;
  • Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter;
  • The Colorado: A Film Oratorio with soundscapes by composers including Pulitzer Prize-winner John Luther Adams performed by the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth;
  • Arturo O’Farrill’s Grammy Award-winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra;
  • Renowned vocal ensemble Orlando Consort with 15th-century music illuminating the classic silent film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc;
  • Sarah Rothenberg: The Marcel Proust Project, a new multimedia production revisiting the French author with a team of collaborators including tenor
    Nicholas Phan and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton; and
  • SFJAZZ Collective celebrating the music of pop icon Michael Jackson.

Learn about free events such as the monthly A Little Day Music lunch-time concerts at Wortham Center at www.dacamera.com/free_events

The organization brings leading American and international artists to perform at the Wortham Theater Center, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and The Menil Collection in a subscription series of curated programs which are often thematically related. Enjoying a 27-year partnership with The Menil Collection, Da Camera’s concerts in the Renzo Piano-designed museum feature special programs created for the museum’s exhibits, free family concerts, and community residency activities. As a member of the Houston Theater District, Da Camera of Houston is recognized, along with the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera, as one of the city’s major performing arts organizations. Da Camera of Houston brings together musical excellence of uncompromising artistic standards with deeply-rooted community programs, striving to make great music accessible to all.


Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The All-star SFJAZZ Collective play music of Michael Jackson and their own original compositions.
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