'Damaged Romanticism in Music' Comes to a Close With Concerts, Poetry Events Featuring UH Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence Sarah Rothenberg

All good things must come to an end, and for Houston audiences, the finale for “Damaged Romanticism in Music” is just around the corner.

Presented by the University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, “Damaged Romanticism in Music” has provided Houstonians with a unique series of concerts, performances, readings and discussions. In November, it enters its home stretch with two events featuring Mitchell Center artist-in-residence Sarah Rothenberg.

This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion” that runs through Nov. 15 at Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of UH.

  • “Damaged Romanticism” All-Star Concert: 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, Moores Opera House at UH Presented in collaboration with Da Camera of Houston, this concert features a roster of international artists including pianist Sarah Rothenberg performing works juxtaposed with projected images from Blaffer Gallery’s “Damaged Romanticism” exhibition. At 7 p.m., Rothenberg and Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish Art Museum and co-curator of the “Damaged Romanticism” exhibition. A post-concert reception and exhibition viewing will be conducted at Blaffer Gallery. For tickets and information, call Da Camera 713-524-5050.
  • Poetry and Music: A Conversation: 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, Rothko Chapel (1409 Sul Ross) Renowned poet and former UH faculty member Adam Zagajewski joins forces with Rothenberg for an evening of readings, performances and conversations in conjunction with the exhibition. This event is free. For more information call the Mitchell Center Hotline at 713-743-5548.

For additional details on “Damaged Romanticism in Music,” visit www.mitchellcenterforarts.org. To learn more about the “Damaged Romanticism” exhibition, visit www.class.uh.edu/blaffer/exhibit_damaged_romanticism.html.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts cultivates interdisciplinary collaboration in the performing, visual and literary arts. From its base at the University of Houston, we offer public events, residencies and courses that fuse artistic disciplines, ignite dialogue and present new ways of experiencing the arts in contemporary life. The Mitchell Center forms an alliance among five units at the University of Houston: The School of Art; Creative Writing Program; Moores School of Music; School of Theatre and Dance; and Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston. For more information about the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston, visit www.mitchellcenterforarts.org.

WHAT: “Damaged Romanticism in Music”
WHO: UH’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Da Camera of Houston, Blaffer Gallery