“Winterreise” (“Winter’s Journey”) song cycle to his friends, they were perplexed by their dark, depressing tone. Soon, however, they came to appreciate the melancholic beauty contained within the 24-part work, set against the poems of Wilhelm Müller, about a man wandering alone through a cold winter. Da Camera will present the Romantic song cycle during A Stranger I Arrive, A Stranger I Depart: Schubert’s “Winterreise,” with Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Sarah Rothenberg, at the Menil Collection as part of Da Camera’s “No Place Like Home” season. Gracing the walls of the Menil is Mona Hatoum’s “Terra Infirma” exhibit, which also explores the idea of being without a home, but, in the exhibit, displacement is caused by war and exile. 7:30 p.m. Monday. The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-524-5050 or visit dacamera.com. $60.
Da Camera presents "A Stranger I Arrive, I Stranger I Depart" featuring Da Camera artistic director Sarah Rothenberg on piano and Metropolitan Opera baritone Tyler Duncan in his Houston recital debut. Schubert's Winterreise is a stunning song cycle that tells the story of a solitary wanderer without shelter. The performance is presented in the context of the Menil Collection's "Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma," an exhibition that highlights the artist's interest in exploring themes of placelessness and the fragility of home in a turbulent world.
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