The exhibition Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection covers an extraordinary range of artistic styles and subject matter from American artists. In contrast, American classical music has often been defined narrowly by a few 20th-century composers, such as Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

But what characterizes American classical music today? The Da Camera Young Artists explore this question in a concert featuring the music of living American composers Angélica Negrón, Jason Treuting, Houston-based Karim Al-Zand, and others. The performance takes place in the exhibition’s galleries.

Drop in! This program is free with general Museum admission. Camp stools are provided for seating. 

About the Da Camera Young Artists
The Da Camera Young Artist Program is a fellowship program for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, and composers. Da Camera Young Artists participate in an exciting variety of performances, workshops, and school visits. They perform at the Wortham Center; the Menil Collection; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and area hospitals, and they also serve as the principal teaching artists for Da Camera’s innovative Music Encounters program.


Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Occidental Petroleum; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Mr. William J. Hill; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.