At Home with Music

Five Thursdays, January 18 and 25 and February 1, 8, and 15, 10:30 a.m–noon | Private houses; addresses will be given to subscribers

In a variety of home settings, pianist Clive Swansbourne will give a series of lecture-performances illustrating the diversity of musical language. He will discuss stylistic, formal, and technical aspects of music from different periods, sometimes concentrating on a single composition in detail.

Clive Swansbourne studied at the Royal College of Music in London and later received his doctorate from the Yale School of Music. He has won prizes in international competitions and performed with orchestras and at music festivals in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. In 1999 he inaugurated an ongoing series of lecture-recitals, “Classical Piano Matters,” for radio broadcast and cassette/CD distribution. In the fall of 2005 he performed the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle to packed houses at the Rothko Chapel and presented a corresponding lecture series at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Welcome to Spring 2018! 

Going Baroque!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.


An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.

Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056


Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University


Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004



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