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Houston Early Music Season for 2014-2015

Houston Early Music Season for 2014-2015

Join Houston Early Music for our 2014-2015 Concert Season with six stellar early music ensembles. Sounds of ancient origins, powerful and timeless, inspire and transport audiences. 

SUBSCRIBE EARLY AND SAVE: Order your season subscriptions by July 1 and hear six world-class early music concerts for the same price as five in our last season’s series.


APOLLO’S FIRE
The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

Mon. Nov. 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,

1111 St. Joseph Parkway

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With this choral masterpiece, Monteverdi forged a dramatic and vivid new musical style, evoking the struggle between the archaic and the revolutionary. Performed by seven vocal soloists, renowned chamber choir Apollo’s Singers, and an orchestra of period instruments including sackbuts and cornetti.

TAFELMUSIK
The Galileo Project

Thur. Nov. 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
(Co-sponsored with Da Camera of Houston)

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A fusion of arts, science and culture from the 17th and 18th centuries featuring poetic narration, choreography and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel performed to a backdrop of images from the Hubble telescope. Individual tickets are only available from Da Camera of Houston. Our subscribers receive a significant discount on preferred seating for this concert.

HISPANIC HERITAGE SERIES

EL MUNDO, Richard Savino, Director
Villancicos y Cantadas de Navidad

Fri. Dec. 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue

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Audience favorite El Mundo returns with a celebration of Christmas music from Italy, Spain and Latin America. For our holiday program El Mundo will present newly discovered and transcribed works by Salazar, Zipoli, and others and a short mass discovered in the archives of a California mission.

CIARAMELLA
Make a Joyful Noise

Sun., Feb. 15, 2015, 3:00 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1311 Holman St.

Burgundian alta capella ensembles piped across Renaissance Europe from Antwerp to Zaragosa, improvising florid polyphony over songs, dances, and sacred chant. Ciaramella takes shawms, recorders, bagpipes and sackbuts in hand, bringing their joyful noise to life. A main-stage concert for the 2015 Houston Early Music Festival.

EMERGING ARTISTS SERIES

THE SEBASTIANS
Bach and Forth

Fri., Mar. 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Location TBA

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Winners of the Audience Prize at the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competitions, this dynamic new ensemble of two violins, cello and harpsichord performs works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Buxtehude, Rosenmu?ller, Erlebach and Telemann.

QUICKSILVER
Stile Moderno, New Music from the 17th Century

Fri., Apr. 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Location TBA

Quicksilver

“Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” according to The New York Times, Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period. Works by Castello, Fontana, Merula, Marini and others performed on baroque violins, cello, sackbut and harpsichord.


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