The Consulate General of Italy in Houston, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural & Community Center, is delighted to host our Fall Concert Series: Impressions of Italy in Classical Music. All concerts will be held at the Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, Texas 77006. The concerts are free to attend, but space is limited, so please be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Each concert will be followed by light refreshments.
November 8 — Landscapes from Italy – An italian journey through the eyes of the composers Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin Pianist Lucrezia Slomp.
November 29 — A Selection of Italian Opera Arias – With singers of the UH Moores School of Music Music by Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti and Puccini.
December 13 — Inspiration through the History of Italian String Quartet Music – Carya string quartet Laura Cividino and Claire Gallagher, violins Rainey Weber, viola Hannah Deplazes, Cello Music by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Donizetti, Puccini e Venier.
To kick off our Fall Concert Series, Landscapes from Italy, an Italian journey through the eyes of composers Alessandro Scarlatti, Franz Liszt, and Frederic Chopin performed by pianist Lucrezia Slomp will take place Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature music by Liszt composed during his travels in Italy, exploring pieces dedicated to the poets Petrarca and Dante, as well as music by Alessandro Scarlatti and Frederic Chopin, who was inspired by Italian opera for his piano compositions.
Join us again on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. for A Selection of Italian Opera Arias featuring music by Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, and Puccini performed by singers of the UH Moores School of Music.
Our final concert of the fall season, Inspiration through the History of Italian String Quartet Music, will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. The Carya String Quartet—with violinists Laura Cividino and Claire Gallagher, violist Rainey Weber, and cellist Hannah Deplazes—will perform. The program will feature music by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Donizetti, Puccini, and Venier.