Hommage à Max Ernst: A Musical Collage

The German artist inspires a concert by Sarah Rothenberg and company

Hear a concert inspired by Germany’s most famous surrealist/Dadaist painter and sculptor when Sarah Rothenberg unveils Hommage à Max Ernst: A Musical Collage. Accompanying the exhibit “Max Ernst: In the Garden of Nymph Ancolie,” currently on display at The Menil Collection, Hommage includes performances on piano by Rothenberg, who is artistic director for Da Camera, and Pedja Muzijevic, along with baritone Ryan McKinny (a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio). Robert Schumann’s Papillons, Op. 2 and John Cage’s Dreams are among the musical works on the program, which are meant to reflect Ernst’s work during his early years in prewar Paris, World War II (during which he was twice interned) and later in America, where he helped to develop abstract expressionism. What does Dada sound like? Find out today at 7:30 p.m. The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-524-5050 or visit www.dacamera.com. $35.
Tue., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2008
 
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