Baudelaire and Chopin at Home

Two evenings, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 27 | (Private residence near Shepherd at San Felipe; address to be given to subscribers) Limited enrollment

Sarah Rothenberg, pianist and artistic director of Da Camera, will explore the kindred spirit evidenced in the works of these two daring geniuses. She will discuss what Baudelaire meant when he wrote of "correspondences" between different art forms, and how this relates to poetry and music. Close readings of poems and art criticism by Baudelaire will be linked to performance and discussion of selected piano works by Chopin. Rothenberg recently received the Medal of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government. A frequent performer at New York's Lincoln Center as well as in leading European cities, she is making her solo debuts in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Brussels' Palais des Beaux-Arts this year.



Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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