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Sarah Rothenberg Marks 25 Years At Da Camera

The pianist talks about her time as artistic director at the Houston music organization and previews an upcoming performance.

Pianist Sarah Rothenberg is celebrating 25 years as the artistic director of Da Camera.

This year, pianist Sarah Rothenberg is celebrating her 25th anniversary as the artistic director of the music organization Da Camera.

Apart from her administrative role, she also regularly performs as part of the Da Camera season, and she is the mastermind behind an upcoming performance that combines elements of art, drama, and music.

Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams is a multimedia production featuring singers John Brancy and Abigail Fischer with Rothenberg at the piano performing works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Johannes Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg.

The performance combines those musical elements with the art of Max Klinger and Gustav Klimt, as well as the work of Sigmund Freud and August Strindberg following a narrative thread that offers a glimpse of life in turn-of-the-century Vienna.

There are two performances this weekend, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, both at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn talks with Rothenberg about the performance and her 25 years with Da Camera.

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