Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Da Camera Society of Texas

  • Houston, TX
  • www.dacamera.com

Mission Statement

Da Camera of Houston was founded in 1987 to produce and present concert experiences with a commitment to quality and innovation while broadening the audience for chamber music, jazz and contemporary music.

Service Areas

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Texas

Da Camera primarily serves the Greater Houston area

ruling year

1988

Principal Officer since

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Sarah Rothenberg

Keywords

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Da Camera, Houston, chamber music, jazz

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Also Known As

Da Camera of Houston

EIN

76-0232578

 Number

6355038387

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Da Camera brings leading American and international artists to perform in a subscription series of curated programs which are often thematically related. A member of the Houston Theater District, Da Camera's concerts take place in the Wortham Theater Center, The Hobby Center for the Performign Arts and The Menil Collection. The organization's goals include connecting music to other art forms; expanding the awareness of American music through the presentation of jazz and the commissioning of new compositions; and developing partnerships with a wide range of cultural institutions locally, nationally and internationally. Da Camera has been involved in the commissioning of 20 new works by some of the nation's leading composers. A recognized "trend-setter" in innovative programming, Da Camera presented "Marcel Proust's Paris," the first of its Music and the Literary Imagination programs created by Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg, as part of the Great Performers at Lincoln Center series in 1995. The success initiated a series presented by Lincoln Center for the next four years. Da Camera programs have also traveled to Washington's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, London's Barbican Centre and to other prestigious concert series and festivals throughout the country and in Mexico and Europe. Each season, Da Camera's artist roster includes over 60 musicians, representing distinguished performers from around the world and outstanding musicians based in Houston. The organization has presented such renowned performers as Gidon Kremer, the Juilliard String Quartet, Wayne Shorter, Leon Fleisher, Richard Stoltzman, Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, the Brentano Quartet, Dawn Upshaw, McCoy Tyner and countless others. In addition to the 19-concert subscription series, Da Camera brings more than 50 free education and outreach programs beyond the concert hall and into the community each season. Da Camera was chosen by its peers to receive the CMAcclaim National Award in 2007, in recognition of the organization's "significant and lasting contribution to the cultural life of its region." Da Camera's audiences have bene growing annually for the last decade. With its innovative programming, dynamic outreach activities and artist residencies, Da Camera of Houston brings together musical excellence of uncompomising artistic standards with deeply rooted community programs, striving to make great music accessible to all.

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Service Areas

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Texas

Da Camera primarily serves the Greater Houston area

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Da Camera Society of Texas
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Da Camera Society of Texas

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Principal Officer

Sarah Rothenberg

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Laura Buss Sayavedra

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