Letter from the President

Dear Friends of Houston Early Music,

Among the many compliments we keep hearing from you is that no other organization presents the groups and music that we consistently bring to Houston from all over the country and all over the world. As a patron said at our last concert, “you can’t hear this kind of music anywhere else in Houston.” Not only do we bring these groups to you at our concerts, we continue our educational outreach in the community, bringing the groups to underprivileged children as well as providing master classes to local college students. We have every right to be proud of the organization, and are hopeful that more patrons of the arts will hear of our world-class concerts and artists and spread the word, especially during these economically challenging times.

We need the financial support of local early music enthusiasts and friends of the organization in order to continue our over 40-year history of bringing exceptional music to Houston and to eventually return to six concerts per season, beginning with five concerts next season. As such, please consider making a contribution to the organization now, so that we may realize the planned five-concert season in 2011-2012, despite the expected reduction in state arts funding. Please remember that your contribution is tax deductible, and that we are a mostly volunteer-run non-profit, with our expenses being primarily artists’ fees.

The 2011-2012 season will be formally announced at our next concert on May 2nd, but here is a preview: the five concerts will include La Donna Musicale, returning to Houston with a new German program, the Dufay Collective, who will help us “Drive the Cold Winter Away,” the returning internationally acclaimed harpsichordist Richard Egarr in a new program, La Morra in a Spanish Renaissance program, and Trio Settecento with a Scottish Baroque program. As always, these concerts promise to be varied, exciting, and unique.

Thank you for your consideration of this special request. Please send checks (made out to Houston Early Music) to Houston Early Music, P.O.Box 271193, Houston, TX 77277-1193, or make your donation online through our website (http://www.houstonearlymusic.org/), to reflect your support of the organization. Thank you again.

Sincerely yours,

Magali Suárez Candler
President, Board of Directors
Houston Early Music

Suggested Giving Levels

  • President’s Circle $10,000
  • Angel $5,000
  • Benefactor $1,000
  • Sponsor $500
  • Patron $100
  • Any amount of your choice, large or small, will be gratefully accepted