In a twist on the upsurge of multimedia approaches in contemporary art, the Houston Museum of Fine arts is retrofitting the classics to work together to create a new gallery going experience: the walking concert. On each of two nights, August 6 and 7, a crowd of up to 100 will stroll through the MFAH’s European gallerys accompanied by the singing group Cantare, who perform a cappella music of Monteverdi, the Gabrielis, and Willaert, interspersed with with art historical commentary by Dr. Helga Kessler Aurisch, the MFAH’s Curator of European Art. Saturday, August 6, 2011 and repeated Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $50! For the more sedentary or less well-heeled, the Rothko Chapel continues its music-near-paintings series with the suitably atmospheric MURAL concert and CD release on Saturday, August 27 at 3pm, and it’s free!
Multimedia retrofit: peripatetic singers Cantare in MFAH galleries, MURAL at Rothko Chapel
by Bill Davenport August 2, 2011
It seems the Cantare link posted here is not working. Could be my browser at work, but wanted to mention it just in case.
Fixed — thanks!