October 27th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Wild Flag, Drew Grow, Mary Cassatt, Richard Strauss, and Mozart

Here’s to today’s COOL FRONT! If you didn’t remember to toss your jean jacket in the backseat before you left for work this morning, I have pity for you—for realz. The next few days are good news for people who love bad news—like us.

Wild Flag, Drew Grow & the Pastor’s Wives at Fitzgerald’s

Where: The Heights - Fitzgerald’s – Downstairs [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Thursday, October 26th | 8:00PM
How much: $10.00
Scoop’d from: Fitzgerald’s

This pairing makes little sense. In terms of just good music, no matter what genre you’re attracted to, you’d do well to take advantage of this instance in time. You can thank me later for implanting these two songs in your head. And, yes, they’re already both well stuck in mine. Watch the videos. Decide for yourself.

Gallery Talk: Spotlight on Mary Cassatt “Painter and Printmaker”

Where: The Museum of Fine Arts The Beck Building [1001 Bissonnet, 77005]
When: Thursday, October 26th | 7:30PM to 7:50PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Mary Cassatt—the only American artist directly affiliated with the French Impressionist movement—is today remembered for her intimate domestic scenes. On this 20-minute gallery talk, explore a painting and a print by Cassatt (1844–1926), and see how she captured warmth and tenderness in both media. (Oh, and about this video, while I endorse the audio from the two above it, you’re encouraged to mute that of this painting montage—dreadful business)

Shepherd School of Music Presents The Winds of The Shepherd School Sinfonietta (Larry Rachleff, conductor)

Where: Rice University – Stude Concert Hall [6100 Main St., 77005]
When: Thursday, October 27th | 8:00PM to 9:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Shepherd School of Music

The program includes Richard Strauss – Serenade for 13 Winds in E-flat, Op. 7; Charles Gounod – Petite Symphony in B-flat Major; and W. A. Mozart – Serenade No. 12 in C Minor performed by various Shepherd School students and faculty members. There’s this description for classical fans. And for the music lovas, I’ve got two videos.

— The Loop Scoop


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