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Free Summer Concert Music Series at Houston’s Rothko Chapel

Rothko Chapel’s FREE summer concert series in Houston starts on June 10.  The Rothko Chapel, celebrating its 40th anniversary,  presents a music series of four free programs that recognize the integral role of music to the sacred experience and the history of the Chapel. The opera and classical musicians of Divergence Vocal Theater will kick off the season with “Evening Star: Beauty Bringer, Songs of Possibility,” beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10.  Musicians Jamuna Murali, Raja Rajeshwari Bhat and Ali Durrant will perform “The Raga in Hindu and Islamic Music,” presented in cooperation with Sacred Songs/Sacred Sites at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.  Brian Siskind will present “Beat Hollow” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, and MURAL with Jim Denley, Kim Myhr and Ingar Zach will play at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

All performances are free and open to the public.(click at bottom for more info)   Rothko Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon St, at the corner of Yupon and Sul Ross.  For 40 years, the Rothko Chapel in Houston has served as a space for personal contemplation, interfaith dialogue and action for human rights. The Rothko Chapel is an interfaith sanctuary, a center for human rights – and a one-man art museum devoted to 14 monumental paintings by abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. GQ magazine named the Rothko Chapel one of the “ten greatest places to experience art” and calls it a “meditative mecca.” Writer Michael Hainey describes the Rothko Chapel as “a space that makes you feel like you’re living in one of Rothko’s paintings…The Chapel is infinity captured.”   The Houston landmark, commissioned by John and Dominique de Menil, opened its doors 40 years ago, in February 1971.   For the past four decades, the chapel has encouraged cooperation between people of all faiths – or of no faith at all. While the chapel itself has become an art landmark and a center for human-rights action, the sanctuary’s creator never lived to see it finished. Rothko committed suicide in 1970.

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