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Da Camera Embarks On A New Season Of Chamber Music And Jazz, And “Sister” Takes Us Behind-The-Scenes Of Catechism Class

Da Camera explores prominent women, the birthdays of Blue Note Records and Beethoven, and more. Plus, “Sister” Denise Fennell stops by the studio.


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In this episode of "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Catherine Lu chats with Brandon Bell, Director of Education and Artistic Administrator, about Da Camera's 2019 – 2020 season, which opens with Bon Appetit! – a concert with a musical take on Julia Child. Bell also describes the free activities that Da Camera has planned for the 2019 Theater District Open House, including musical caricatures composed on-the-spot by a Da Camera Young Artist-Composer.

Then, Ernie Manouse interviews Denise Fennell, star of Sister's Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales at Stages Repertory Theatre. Part of the Late Nite Catechism series, the interactive comedy puts the audience in Sister's class, where she begins the school year with lessons about starting anew, the Church's approved tales of ghosts and goblins and a Catholic-appropriate Halloween costume contest.

Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.

Music used in Da Camera segment: Branford Marsalis Quartet – Cianna


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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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