“La Belle Époque”

Recall the great salons of Paris

French artists, musicians and writers from Paris’s Beautiful Era inspired tonight’s Da Camera performance, “La Belle Époque.” Recalling the all-too-brief but lovely time at the turn of the century when everyone in Europe was actually getting along, French baritone François Le Roux and pianist Sarah Rothenberg deliver the audience to an imagined Left Bank party. They will be performing music from France’s greatest composers, including Saint-Saëns, Reynaldo Hahn, Massenet, Debussy, Augusta Holmes and Gounod. New Yorker music critic Alex Ross will do a pre-concert talk. (Ohhh, that is fancy!) 8 p.m. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-524-5050 or visit www.dacamera.com. $22 to $38.
Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., 2007

 
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