Chamber Music

Chamber Music Month: St. Cecilia’s Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups

The chamber music society ends its season with fairy tale-themed works.

Houston’s St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society closes the 2013-14 season with a concert titled “Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups.”

The program includes Robert Schumann’s Märchenbilder or Fairy Tale Pictures, for viola and piano; William Bolcom’s Fairy Tales for viola, cello and double bass; Jon Deak’s The Ugly Duckling for soprano, double bass and string quartet; and an arrangement of Ravel’s suite Ma Mère L’Oye, or Mother Goose, for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano.

The featured musicians include: Sophia Silivos, violin; James Dunham, viola; Barrett Sillls, cello; Deborah Dunham, double bass; Rodney Waters, piano; and Melissa Givens, soprano.

For this concert, SCCMS is once again partnering with Music Doing Good; admission is free to anyone who comes with a gently-used musical instrument to donate to Music Doing Good for a deserving young person.

James Dunham and Rodney Waters join Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn in the Geary Performance Studio to talk about the concert and play one of the Märchenbilder movements.

The St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society presents “Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups,” Tuesday, May 6th, 7:30PM, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1805 W. Alabama at Woodhead.


Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

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