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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents their November Artful Thursday: Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg. Presented in conjunction with Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907 by violinist Chavdar Parashkevov (pictured, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras) and friends. Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 PM, in the Caroline Wiess Law Building.Vienna—often called the City of Music—was once at the heart of western musical tradition, with a history of larger-than-life personalities: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and more. Each of these classical composers sought ever-refined and increasingly complex forms that defined Austro-German society and expressed the emotions of its people.By the late 19th century, Vienna was an urban metropolis buzzing with ephemeral experiences ripe for artistic expression, epitomizing Charles Baudelaire’s idea of modernité (modernity). As if on cue, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Arnold Schoenberg revolutionized music.Learn about these three great composers and hear Mahler’s “Piano Quartet,” Richard Strauss’s “Piano Quartet, Op. 13,” and Schoenberg’s “String Trio, Op. 45.”Joining speaker Chavdar Parashkevov:
• Eliseo Rene Salazar, principal violist, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras
• Louis-Marie Fardet, assistant principal cellist, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras
• Natasha Kislenko, pianist and lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Refreshments generously provided by Starbucks locations at Rice Village and Shepherd/Harold.