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    Music in the Galleries: A Circle of Song and Sound

    Presented by at Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building

    February 12, 2011

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    Music in the Galleries: A Circle of Song and Sound

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Music in the Galleries: A Circle of Song and Sound, Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 2:30 pm, in Gallery 220 (Second Floor, Audrey Jones Beck Building).

    Join tenor Martin Petzold and guitarist Martin Hoepfner from Houston´s sister city, Leipzig, Germany, for an informal gallery performance of 19th century German folk songs and...

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Music in the Galleries: A Circle of Song and Sound, Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 2:30 pm, in Gallery 220 (Second Floor, Audrey Jones Beck Building).

    Join tenor Martin Petzold and guitarist Martin Hoepfner from Houston´s sister city, Leipzig, Germany, for an informal gallery performance of 19th century German folk songs and guitar solos. Petzold, a soloist with the Leipzig Opera, and Hoepfner, a graduate music teacher at the Leipzig music school Johann Sebastian Bach, have performed together since 2007.

    "Our forefathers passionately sang songs in a family circle or in a circle of friends. We want to share our pleasure in singing and playing these fascinating old German folk songs with you. Feel free to hum along."

    As counterpoint to the folk songs, Hoepfner plays a selection of virtuoso guitar solos and improvisations from 19th and 20th century composers including Leo Brouwer, Federico Garcia Lorca, Jacques Ibert, Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Siegfried Behrend.

    Dr. Helga K. Aurisch, Curator of European Art at the MFAH, will briefly describe how the musical selections are echoed in the museum´s collection.

    Program is free with general museum admission.  Campstools provided for seating, supply limited.

    This program is generously sponsored by the  Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association, Houston Saengerbund, the German American Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate of Germany in Houston.

    Above: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, detail of Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld, 1861, Oil on canvas, the MFAH, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund, 87.190


    Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building

    5601 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77005

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    Admission Info:

    Admission is open to the public and free with general museum admission. Museum members always receive free admission.

    Museum Admission:
    $7.00 adults
    $3.50 seniors/children 5-18


    General Day and Time Info:

    2:30pm 


    phone: 713-639-7300

    Parking:

    Free outdoor parking is available in the street-level lot directly across from the Law Building at 1001 Bissonnet Street.

    Parking is available in the MFAH Parking Garage for $6. The easy-to-find parking garage is located directly east of the Beck and Law buildings on Binz, and is marked by a large, yellow arrow.



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