. “One is a beautiful, lyrical piece, [Ernest Chausson’s] Poème
, and that’s paired with a piece by [Maurice Ravel] called Tzigane
, which means Gypsy. It’s a whole different kettle of fish. You get two ends of the artistic spectrum, and she plays both of them beautifully.” Arrive early for a pre-concert lecture, “Settling the Score,” at 6:30 p.m., and pre-concert entertainment.
7:30 p.m. June 17. Moores School of Music, 3333 Cullen Boulevard, Room 120. For information, call 713-743-3388 or visit uh.edu/cota/music/tmf/season-schedule
. $15 to $25.
Alan Austin likes to call Lucie Robert one of his secret weapons. As general and artistic director, Austin had a vision and a Texas-size dream of something bigger for the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival®; the annual fest got its boost 20 years ago when he brought in the violinist, who brought with her a background as a recording artist, chamber musician and professor. “She’s playing two pieces, wonderful French violin pieces; they are opposites,” says Austin about this year’s concert,