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Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater
500 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002
713-237-1439
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“[The Blue Rider is ] … a spellbinding program of music [and] projected images … the performance and the effect of simple geometric shapes were altogether stunning.” —_The Wall Street Journal _
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Description

This new production explores the fantastic obsession with dreams and the unconscious in the music, visual art, psychology and theater of Vienna c.1900.  Rothenberg collaborates once again with Marcus Doshi (set, lighting) and Sven Ortel (imagery, projections), following the critically acclaimed production of 2009, The Blue Rider.

Expanding on that experience and the language developed together, the creative team intertwines intimate solo piano and vocal works of Johannes Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg with light and projections on a set designed as both sculpture and surface. The script, sound collage and imagery draw on Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams_, Strindberg’s A Dream Play_, Max Klinger’s _Brahms-Phantasie and the erotic paintings of Gustav Klimt.  

In the Garden of Dreams_ moves from dawn (late19th century) to the dark of night (1910), from a protected Viennese interior to a decaying landscape where Schoenberg’s haunting monodrama, The Book of the Hanging Gardens, reaches its shattering conclusion as reality, dream, memory and hallucination merge in the mind of an obsessed lover.

About the Ticket Supplier: Da Camera of Houston

Da Camera of Houston, founded in 1987, was created with the intention to produce a series of thematically programmed concerts designed to attract new listeners to the concert hall. By bringing together leading American and international musicians, specifically selected for each program, Da Camera concerts offer a broad range of repertoire and musical styles while ensuring a product of outstanding musical excellence. Members of the Houston Symphony and faculty of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, University of Houston’s Moores School and others are often included in Da Camera programs, expanding the opportunities for locally based musicians of national acclaim and enriching our community by enhancing the musical life of artists who choose to live here.