Hailed as “reliably adventurous” by the Washington Post and “perennially thoughtful” by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, DACAMERA is internationally recognized as a leading producer and presenter of chamber music and jazz, committed to bringing its audiences transformative musical experiences. Presenting an annual subscription series in Houston’s downtown Theater District and at the Menil Collection, DACAMERA brings the world’s leading artists to Houston, and continually evolves new and meaningful ways of presenting music.
DACAMERA’s Education and Community Initiatives have received national attention for its Young Artist Program, a professional development program for outstanding musicians that emphasizes community advocacy and brings Young Artist-teachers into classrooms, introducing music into STEM and humanities lessons. Free community performances include Stop, Look and Listen! concerts at the Menil Collection, with music curated for the changing art exhibitions; A Little Day Music, the city’s longest-running free series; jazz concerts at Discovery Green; and, in 2018, Beethoven for All, presenting the complete Beethoven string quartets throughout Houston in free performances.