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Sojourns on the Silk Road: from the Orient to the Occident

Presented by Jessica Blau Presents at MATCH Houston (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston), Houston TX

Jan 07 - 16 2022
Sojourns on the Silk Road: from the Orient to the Occident

An evening of art song and flamenco dance exploring the theme of Orientalism. Songs by French composers are contrasted with authentic expressions of Spanish culture by native composers and expressed visually through Orientalist paintings and dance.

Sojourns on the Silk Road: From the Orient to the Occident is a musical journey of French and Spanish art song on themes of the “Orient” featuring mezzo-soprano Jessica Blau, pianist Katherine Ciscon, guitarist Marc Rosenberg, and flamenco dancer Fanny Ara.

The 19th century Western perception of the Orient was largely based on the colonial expansions into Africa and Asia during that time. French composers became entranced with the perceived exotic elements of these distant lands, creating their own fantasies of the Orient, which included all non-Western cultures from the Far East to Africa

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General Admission $25

Student $15

Livestream: $25, student $15

Tickets may be purchased through MATCH  online at, in person at 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002, or via telephone. Tickets for on demand viewing may be purchased through January 16.

Contact: 713-521-4533

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Additional time info:

In-person shows on Jan 7 & 8 start at 7:30 and run 1hr 45 mins with one intermission

Livestream on Jan 7 starts at 7:30pm and runs 1hr 45 mins with one intermission. A chat option is available for viewers who would like to engage in discussion prompts and share their thoughts on the topics presented in the performance.

On demand viewing of the livestream is available from Jan 8-Jan 16.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Teaser from 2020 rehearsal, prior to cancellation due to COVID-19.


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