Time Travel: A Musical Journey by Duo Dramatique

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The Home of Jason Herbst

330 Tynebrook Lane

Houston, TX 77024

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TIME TRAVEL: A MUSICAL JOURNEY BY DUO DRAMATIQUE

Join us for a thoroughly entertaining musical journey through time: 1930s, Baroque, Crossover Baroque/French Jazz, Classical, Early Romantic, Romantic, Contemporary Baroque/Folk, Modern American, Post Romantic, American "Street Style”, Modern Pop.

This is our season premiere concert featuring the renowned violin/piano ensemble Duo Dramatique featuring violinist Dominika Dancewicz and pianist Donald Doucet.

Salon concerts are the best way to enjoy chamber music. Our pot luck salon concerts take place in the intimate setting of a house concert where the musicians discuss each work and interact with the audience during and after the concert.

Program (by Time Periods)

1930s
Hupfeld, “As Time Goes By”

Baroque
Bach, Sonata in C Minor

Crossover Baroque/French Jazz
Bolling, Gavotte

Intermission

Classical
Beethoven, “Kreutzer” Sonata 1st Movement

Early Romantic
Schubert, Sonatina 3rd Movement

Romantic
Tchaikovsky, Mèlodie

Contemporary Baroque/Folk
Bacewicz, Da camera 5th Movement

Modern American
Bolling, Ragtime

Post Romantic
Elgar, Salut d’Amour

American "Street Style"
Gershwin, It Ain’t Necessarily So

Modern Pop
Lennon, In My Life

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Please RSVP with a free ticket on Eventbrite, and make a donation at the door. Suggested donation is $20/person. We accept cash, check and credit card.

Pot Luck
Guests are encouraged to bring wine, a dish, a snack or a dessert.

Schedule
Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and social time from 7:15pm - 8pm. The concert will start prompty at 8 PM. There will be a brief intermission to replenish drinks and snacks.

About Duo Dramatique
Hailed as “the force to be reckoned with” whose concerts are “transporting and passionate”, Duo Dramatique is a renowned Violin-Piano ensemble based in Houston, Texas. Violinist Dominika Dancewicz and pianist Donald Doucet have earned steadily growing recognition for their compelling, eclectic and thought-provoking performances that include significant music from every era, including excursions into jazz and pop. Since 2014 Duo Dramatique (formerly known as The Dancewicz-Doucet Duo) has performed a regular recital series at the University of St.Thomas in Houston. Their concerts attract large audiences and regularly earn the artists enthusiastic acclaim.

The Duo's concert programs are always thoughtfully planned to communicate with the audience and to carry an important human message. The artists speak before each piece of music, introducing its context, history and anecdotes. Some of the ensemble's programs carry powerful emotional catharsis, others focus on women composers as well as social, historical and political backgrounds.

Duo Dramatique's performances include a regular recital series at the University of St.Thomas in Houston, as well as appearances at the Smalley Concert Series in La Grange, Texas, the Good Shepherd Summer Music Festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Phil Kramer Recital Series in Missouri City, Texas, and at the Cave Without a Name in Boerne, Texas. They have been featured at the season finale for the Georgetown Cultural Arts Recital Series in Georgetown, Colorado, and have given sold-out recitals in Dallas, Texas.

In March of 2019 Duo Dramatique gave their debut recital at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, TX to enthusiastic acclaim. The concert was broadcast live on the San Antonio Classical radio station.

Duo Dramatique regularly engages in outreach activities at the local retirement homes and hospitals.

The Duo’s first full-length CD featuring Violin Sonatas by Elgar, Mozart and Debussy was released in January of 2018. The recording has garnered critical acclaim and has been hailed as “subtle and nuanced (…) broad and expansive, (full of) warmth, understanding and considerable sensitivity…” More information about the artists can be found on Duo Dramatique’s official website: www.theddduo.com

Dominika Dancewicz, Violin
Violinist Dominika Dancewicz has been praised as “passionate and charismatic”, and her performances have been hailed as “transporting and thought provoking”. Ms.Dancewicz holds Master of Music degrees from Music Academy of Krakow (Poland) and from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She has also earned Artist Diploma at Denver University, Colorado. As an orchestra and ensemble musician she has performed on the world’s most prestigious concert stages: the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York. During her career she collaborated with artists such as Christoph Eschenbach, Krzysztof Penderecki, Krystian Zimerman, Barry Douglas, Tabea Zimmermann to name just a few. Her recording credits include Deutsche Grammophon, Dux and Navona labels.

Since arriving in the United States Ms.Dancewicz has performed with several renowned music groups: the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Foundation for Modern Music, Opera Vista, Aperio Americas, Musiqua, Shreveport Symphony and Victoria Bach Festival. She is a member of the Classical Music Institute Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio (CMI). Ms.Dancewicz has been recently appointed the Concertmaster of the Opera in the Heights orchestra in Houston. An avid chamber musician, Dominika Dancewicz has performed with ensembles in Europe, Asia and the United States. She is the founding member of two Houston-based acclaimed groups: Axiom Quartet and Duo Dramatique. Axiom Quartet holds the position of the String Quartet In-Residence at the University of St.Thomas in Houston. In the summer of 2018 the quartet traveled to China for their first international tour. Duo Dramatique is an acclaimed violin and piano ensemble that hosts regular concert series at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and has given recitals in San Antonio and Dallas, as well as Georgetown, Colorado and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Both groups have released their debut CDs in 2018, to the universal critical acclaim.

Ms. Dancewicz is a highly sought-after teacher. She is an adjunct violin professor at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where she teaches college students, as well as private lessons and master classes. Her students are highly achieving on the citywide and regional level. She is also the faculty of the Houston Youth Symphony Melody Program that provides violin lessons to underserved children in the Houston area. More information about the artist can be found on her official website: www.blondviolin.com

Donald Doucet, Piano
Pianist Donald Doucet has earned music degrees from the University of Houston, where he studied piano with Robert Brownlee, and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied accompanying with Kenneth Griffiths. He is currently Faculty Accompanist and Organist at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas, and Organist at Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Houston. Along with violinist Dominika Dancewicz he is the founder of Houston-based renowned violin-piano ensemble Duo Dramatique. The Duo's concerts have been universally praised as "powerful and passionate", and their newly released debut CD with Violin Sonatas by Elgar, Mozart and Debussy (World on Wire label) has earned critical acclaim.

Mr.Doucet has previously held Staff and Faculty positions at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, San Jacinto College Central Campus, and Lone Star College Kingwood. He is in high demand as recital accompanist, vocal coach, and choir accompanist, and has performed with many of Houston’s leading music ensembles including the Houston Symphony and Houston Ballet.

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