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Classical Music

St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society Opens New Season

Germanic Inspirations features music by Schubert, Schumann, Hindemith and Pilss.


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Judy Dines and Rodney Waters in Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio
Houston’s Judy Dines and Rodney Waters in Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio. Photo by St. John Flynn

St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society opens its 2014-15 season, titled Beauty, Passion, Variety!, tomorrow evening, Tuesday, October 14th, with a recital featuring works by German and Austrian composers.

Houston Symphony flutist Judy Dines has curated the recital program and performs along with Symphony colleagues Adam Dinitz (oboe), Thomas LeGrand (clarinet) and Elise Wagner (bassoon), along with Gavin Reed (horn) and Rodney Waters (piano).

They present two wind quintets, Paul Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik, op. 24 no. 2, and Karl Pilss’ Serenade for wind quintet, Schumann’s Three Romances, op. 94, andSchubert’s Variations on “Trockne Blumen” for flute and piano.

For this recital, SCCMS is partnering with Music Doing Good’s instrument donation program; anyone donating a gently-used musical instrument at the door receives free admission.

Judy Dines and Rodney Waters talk about the recital with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn in the Geary Studio, and they perform the introduction, theme and first variation from Schubert’s “Trockne Blumen” Variations.

Germanic Inspirations is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14th, 7:30PM, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on West Alabama.