Gallery Concert: “Bach and Mendelssohn” by Mercury
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 – Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Presented by the musicians of Mercury, with artistic director Antoine Plante
Experience the darkly dramatic side of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music in the opening event for Mercury’s 2017–18 season of Neighborhood Concerts. The performance begins with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, his most famous work, performed by solo violin for a fascinating new take on this audience favorite.
The concert continues with Bach’s Passacaglia, arranged for strings; and an expressive Octet by Felix Mendelssohn, a fellow composer who championed the work of Bach.
- Johann Sebasian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 565
- Johann Sebasian Bach, Passacaglia in C minor for Strings, BWV 582
- Felix Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 20
Mercury’s Neighborhood Series, now in its sixth year, offers hour-long concerts in four outstanding and convenient locations across Houston: the Museum District; Memorial; The Woodlands; and The Woodland Heights. The Mercury Neighborhood Concerts at the MFAH provide the perfect environment in which to contemplate the lush Baroque paintings in the largest gallery of European art in the Museum’s Beck Building.
Admission is $35. Tickets are available via Mercury online or by phone at 713.533.0080.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- General Admission: MFAH Members-FREE Adult-$15 ($14 Online); Senior (65+) $10 ($9 Online); Youth (13-18) $7.50 ($6.50 Online); Child (12 & younger) FREE; Military (ID Required) $10; Student (ID Required) $7.50 Ticketed exhibitions require an additional admission charge. Free Hours: FREE THURSDAY 10 am - 9 pm
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Enlarge the map to see main-campus parking options, or download the PDF.
Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located on Montrose Boulevard, is now open!
- The outdoor parking lot on Bissonnet, across from the Law Building, is closed permanently.
- Parking is available in two garages: an above-ground garage at 1144 Binz Street, and a new underground garage at 5101 Montrose Blvd.
- Guests with limited mobility: We recommend that you use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.
Parking Garage Locations
- 1144 Binz Street
- 5101 Montrose Boulevard
Parking Fees*Parking payments may be made only with a major credit card. Also accepted: MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
MFAH Members Visitors 0–30 minutes FREE FREE 31 minutes–4 hours $6 $10 4–12 hours $10 $18 12–24 hours $35 $35
HoursBoth parking garages are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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Gallery Concert “Bach’s Goldberg Variations” by Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined
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Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Oct. 11 – Feb. 25, 2018
A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Nov. 18 – Feb. 4, 2018
Extravagant Objects: Jewelry and Objets d’Art from the Masterson Collection
Oct. 28 – Oct. 28, 2017
Flowers in Fashion: Floral-Arranging Workshop Inspired by “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta”
Oct. 28 – Oct. 28, 2017
The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers: Concert and Awards Program
Nov. 5 – Nov. 5, 2017
Furniture in a New Taste: Early Anglo Cabinetmakers & the Lure of the East
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