- Sun, Feb 25, 2018 05:30 AM
330 Tynebrook Lane
Latitude: 29.7584, Longitude: -95.5123
AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND STORIES WITH THE DANCEWICZ-DOUCET DUO Join us for an adventurous and compelling musical evening featuring the renowned Houston-based Violin/Piano ensemble The Dancewicz-Doucet Duo. Following their sold-out, riveting CD release concert in January, you will have the chance to hear them up close and personal in the intimacy and comfort of a private home. The Duo plays a ground-shaking program of some of the most beautiful and passionate music ever written, including, but not limited to their CD repertoire. The performance focuses on pivotal music that brought the artists together four years ago. The centerpiece of the evening will be the Violin Sonata by Edward Elgar, which is also the main feature of The Duo's new album. However, the musicians will tell their own story through various pieces of music of different genres, styles and eras, including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, and Suk. And as an extra special treat, The Duo will play works by women composers like Clara Schumann and Grażyna Bacewicz, as well as beloved jazz standard and even a well-known Broadway tune. Salon concerts are the best way to enjoy chamber music. Memorial Classical concerts take place in the intimate setting of a house concert where the musicians discuss each work and interact with the audience during and after the concert. TicketsPlease RSVP with a free ticket on Eventbrite, and make a donation at the door. Suggested donation is $20/person. We accept cash, check and credit card. Pot LuckGuests are encouraged to bring wine, a snack or a dessert. ScheduleEnjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and social time from 7:15pm - 8pm. The concert will start prompty at 8 PM. There will be a brief intermission to replenish drinks and snacks. About the Dancewicz-Doucet DuoThe Dancewicz-Doucet Duo has earned steadily growing recognition for their compelling, eclectic and thought-provoking programs that include significant music from every musical era, as well as excursions into jazz and pop.Their concerts enjoy wide popularity amongst Houston audiences for their passionate, highly engaging performances and entertaining interaction with listeners. For more information about the Dancewicz-Doucet Duo, please visit www.theddduo.com About Dominika DancewiczViolinist Dominika Dancewicz, a native of Poland, has earned Violin Performance degrees from Music Academy of Cracow, Poland and Rice University (Shepherd School of Music) in Houston, Texas. She has also earned Artist Diploma from Denver University. She has performed on the world’s most prestigious concert stages including the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York. Her recording credits include Dux and Deutsche Grammophon labels. She has performed with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Foundation for Modern Music, Opera Vista, Aperio Americas, Musiqua, Shreveport Symphony and the Victoria Bach Festival, to name just a few groups. She is also on the roster of the Houston Latin Philharmonic and the Classical Music Institute Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio (CMI). Ms. Dancewicz was appointed the interim concertmaster of the Opera in the Heights for the 2016-17 season. An avid chamber musician, she has performed in an array of music groups in Europe, Asia and the United States. She is a founding member of the Axiom Quartet, currently the String Quartet-In-Residence at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. About Donald DoucetPianist Donald Doucet has earned music degrees from the University of Houston, where he studied piano with Robert Brownlee, and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied accompanying with Kenneth Griffiths. He is currently Faculty Accompanist/Organist at St. John’s School in Houston, and Organist at Sugar Land Baptist Church in Sugar Land TX. He has previously held Staff and Faculty positions at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, San Jacinto College--Central Campus, and Lone Star College—Kingwood. Mr. Doucet is in high demand as recital accompanist, vocal coach, and choir accompanist, and has performed with many of Houston’s leading music ensembles including the Houston Symphony and Houston Ballet.