Our 2007/2008 Concerts

Overview of Houston Early Music’s 2007/2008 Concert Program

  • Rebel 19 October
  • Aulos Ensembe with Julianne Baird 11 December
  • Fortune’s Wheel 13 January
  • Baltimore Consort 23 February
  • Holloway, Linden, Mortensen 11 April
  • Lucidarium 4 May

REBEL

L’ESTRO ARMONICO: Diverse Trumpet and Multiple Violin Concerti

8:00 pm, Fri. Oct. 19, 2007 St. Philip Presbyterian Church 4807 San Felipe
L’Estro Armonico, or “musical inspiration”, the title of Antonio Vivaldi’s brilliant opus 3 aptly describes an exuberant and colorful extravaganza of rarely performed concerti for trumpet and multiple violins. www.rebelbaroque.com

AULOS ENSEMBLE, with JULIANNE BAIRD, SOPRANO

IN DULCI JUBILO

7:30 pm, Tues., Dec.. 11, 2007 Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas Avenue
One of the nation’s foremost baroque ensembles is joined by Julianne Baird, whose crystalline voice and extraordinary musicianship have made her a Houston favorite A delightful evening of seasonal treasures for the family.

FORTUNE’S WHEEL

MIRIE IT IS – A Glimpse of Medieval England

4:00 pm, Sun., January 13, 2008 Trinity Episcopal Church 1015 Holman (at Main)
From the rough vigor of folk music to the refines sophistication of rarely-heard polyphony, Fortune’s Wheel presents of most of the surviving vernacular treasurers from the once vast, now largely lost repertoire of the English Middle Ages. www.fortuneswheel.org

Hispanic Heritage Series

BALTIMORE CONSORT

¡CANCIONERO! Romances, Villancicos & Improvisations of Spain, circa 1500

8:00 pm, Sat., FEB. 23, 2008 First Evangelical Lutheran Church 1311 Holman (at Caroline)
Back by popular demand, The Baltimore Consort, with exciting young countertenor Jose Lemos, performs stirring romances and lively villancicos from the turbulent time prior to the expulsion of the Jews and defeat of the Moors. www.baltcons.com

JOHN HOLLOWAY, VIOLIN JAAP TER LINDEN, CELLO LARS ULRICH MORTENSEN, HARPSICHORD

MADCAP, RED PRIEST AND ANGEL

8:00 pm, Fri., Apr. 11, 2008 St. Philip Presbyterian Church 4807 San Felipe
Three of the foremost period instrumentalists return to Houston with a program of three of the foremost composers of the Baroque – Veracini (Madcap),Leclair (said to have played like an angel) and Vivaldi (Red Priest). Of the trio’s playing Gramaphone UK has stated “ It is rare to encounter this quality of ensemble playing outside the string quartet repertory….set exciting new standards for period performers.”

LUCIDARIUM LA ISTORIA DE PURIM

Music and Poetry of the Jews in Renaissance Italy.”

4:00 pm, Sun., May 4, 2008 First Unitarian Universalist Church 5200 Fannin
In its first visit to Houston, this noted Italian ensemble presents a reconstruction of the soundscape that would have accompanied a typical Northern Jewish Italian family through the liturgical year and the life cycle. It combines sung poetry in Giudeo-Italian, Yiddish and Hebrew, traditional liturgical and paraliturgical music, and the lively songs and dances that would have been used to celebrate life’s transitions. www.lucidarium.com