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Wortham Theater Center

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501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
(832) 487-7000 http://www.houstonfirsttheaters.com/Wortham-Center

March 2019

Love & War: Baroque Style featuring Rachel Barton Pine

March 16 @ 8:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
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Program: ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto in D Major for Viola d'amore and Orchestra, RV. 392 Concerto in D Minor for Viola d'amore and Orchestra, RV. 395 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6 PIETRO LOCATELLI L'Arte del Violino, Op. 3, No. 12 “The Harmonic Labyrinth” HEINRICH BIBER Battalia For one night only, the extraordinary Rachel Barton Pine lends her sublime musicality and talent to Mercury as soloist and leader of the ensemble in a program of…

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Space Heroes

March 23 @ 8:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
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Space Heroes by Mark Guilianafeaturing Chris Morrissey, Jason Rigby, Mike Lewis Mark Guilianahas become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse, and individual sound. Guiliana was chosen as Best Jazz Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2017, while Down Beat dubbed him a Rising Star in its Critics Poll. He is in the vanguard of drummers creating a…

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April 2019

Dave Douglas: Dizzy Atmosphere Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity

April 12 @ 8:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002
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Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas leads a one-of-a-kind tribute to legendary trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie, with Gillespie’s repertoire as a starting point for improvisation and exploration. Joining Dave Douglas is a powerhouse group of improvisers and composers: David Adewumi, trumpet; Matthew Stevens, guitar; Fabian Almazan, piano; Linda May Han Oh, bass and Joey Baron, drums. “Dizzy Atmosphere and its cross-connected comrades managed to acknowledge and salute Gillespie’s pioneering efforts without ever mimicking his motions or taking on his mantle. You…

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