Newsletter 5 September

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Houston Early Music

presenting the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists … bringing to life music from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Baroque and Classical periods. Experience with us early music played on original instruments, by musicians reviving performances of the past.

The new season for Houston Early Music is coming up. If you are on our print mailing list, you should have recently received the brochure. You may subscribe by returning the form printed in the brochure or purchase on our website.

Special note about this year’s subscriptions and tickets! Subscribe BEFORE the first concert to receive season discount.

Because the first concert (Jordi Savall) is co-sponsored with Da Camera of Houston, discounted season tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.

TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECIAL PRICE FOR THE SAVALL CONCERT, SEASON TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR SEASON SUBSCRIPTION ORDER BY TUESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER

Ticket Delivery: Season subscriptions ordered in the next few days will be mailed to you. Orders received later but before 28 September will be held at the Will Call Desk at the concert. No season subscriptions may be ordered after 28 September.

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Houston Early Music 2010-2011 SEASON

Music from the Middle Ages through the 18th Century
World-class concerts performed with historical instruments and with styles true to the period.

Sat., Oct. 2, 2010

DA CAMERA OF HOUSTON and HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC present

The Route of the New World, Jordi Savall, Dir.

7:30PM, Cullen Theater of the Wortham Center

(See Map)

The renowned Catalan ensembles Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Ensemble Tembembe of Mexico under the direction of the incomparable Jordi Savall, perform a musical dialogue from the Old Spain, the Mexican baroque and the living “Husteca” and “Jarocho” traditions. www.aaronconcert.com/savall.html

  • To receive season discount ticket price for the Savall concert, we must receive your subscription order by Tuesday, 28 September.
  • You may purchase single tickets (at full price) from Da Camera of Houston.
Mon. Dec.13, 2010

CIARAMELA

A Piper’s Noel

7:30PM, Christ Church Cathedral

For our Christmas offering, we present the exciting young American ensemble in a concert of carols, hymns, lullabies and instrumental pieces from Renaissance England, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. Featuring the talents some of the foremost early musicians performing works from humble pipers’ tunes to grand Renaissance polyphony with voices, shawms, sackbut, recorders, and bagpipes.

www.ciaramella.org

Mon., Mar. 28, 2011

TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir.

The Harmony of Nations

7:30PM, Venue – TBA

Trio Sonnerie, Monica Huggett’s longest running and smallest group, comes from the UK to present the choicest pick of Europe’s chamber music from the Baroque period. Biber’s astonishing “Mystery Sonatas” for virtuoso violin contrast with exquisitely refined French music for viola da gamba and sprightly tunes from Jacobean England. Of course, the Harmony of Nations wouldn’t be complete without JS Bach, here represented by a magnificent sonata for violin and harpsichord.  www.sonnerie.org.uk


Mon., May 2, 2011

FLANDERS RECORDER QUARTET,

with SOPRANO CECILE KEMPENAERS

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

7:30PM, Venue – TBA

In a return trip to town, the dazzling ensemble presents a fascinating entertainment for recorder quartet, singer and narrator.  The story of the king and his six wives is told with music and words joined artfully together – Music from the 16th and 17th centuries, contemporary pieces, a scene from Shakespeare, letters from King Henry and Anne Boleyn, and original verse.  www.flanders-recorder-quartet.be

FULL SUBSCRIPTION RATES

Our season subscription gives you tickets to all four concerts, including the specially priced Jordi Savall concert co-produced with Da Camera of Houston.  For Ciaramela, Trio Sonnerie and Flanders Recorder Quartet the prices at the door are $35 for general admission, $30 for seniors and $10 for students (with student ID).  Free admission for children under 15.  For information about individual tickets and student prices for the Jordi Savall concert contact Da Camerawww.dacamera.org.

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Contact

Houston Early Music
P.O. Box 271193 Houston TX 77277-1193
Phone 713-432-1744
email info@HoustonEarlyMusic.org
Web http://www.HoustonEarlyMusic.org

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