Newsletter Sep 25 2011

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reimagining the past … Music from the Middle Ages through the 18th Century

September 27, 2011
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Like Sunday: Houston Early Music Presents LA DONNA MUSICALE "Passionate Enemies" on Facebook


Sunday, October 2, 2011
Passionate Enemies

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5:00 p.m.
2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005

Pre-concert talk at 4:15 p.m.
Laury Gutiérrez, La Donna Musicale Director

Parking at the church is extremely limited. However ample convenient parking is available in the GREENBRIAR LOT at Rice Universtity lot across from Christ the King. Often this parking is free, and the gates may be open. Sometimes we are not able to arrange free paking, and there may be a nominal fee. Please bring one dollar or a credit card in case. 


The Boston ensemble is back with music by women composers at the rival German courts of Frederic the Great and the House of Hapsburg. Foes on the battlefield, the zeal for victory extended to the salon, where passions ran high and nothing was spared in their lavish quest of the arts. Music by Frederic’s sister, Wilhelmine, and Anna Bon goes up against Hapsburg-sponsored Camilla de Rossi and Maria Teresa Agnesi. Soprano Shari Alise Wilson and countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf. Violins, viola, violone, harpsichord and viola da gamba.

Master Class with La Donna Musicale


There will be a masterclass presented by members of La Donna Musicale  on Monday, Oct. 3 from 10:00 AM - Noon in the Hirsch Rehearsal Hall at Shepherd School, at Rice University. The ensemble leader and gambist Laury Gutiérrez and harpsichordist Ruth McKay will play a couple of numbers and talk a little about their work researching and performing works by women composers and then will hear students performing.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE. There is a charge for parking in the Rice University stadium parking lot near the concert hall.

Upcoming Concerts 

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Sunday, December 11, 2011
To Drive the Cold Winter Away – Christmas Revelry in Renaissance England
Christ Church Cathedral, 5:00 p.m.
1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
Pre-concert talk at 4:15 p.m.
Dufay Collective members
Friday, February 3, 2012
RICHARD EGARR, Harpsichord
The Harpsichord’s Golden Century
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7:30 p.m.
5200 Fannin, Houston, TX 77004
Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.
Richard Egarr
Friday, March 2, 2012
Luz del Alva – Renaissance Spanish Songs of Love, War and Devotion
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.
6221 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.
La Morra ensemble members
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Scottish Play – Scottish music of the Baroque era
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.
6221 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.
John Mark Rozendaal


It’s not too late to subcribe for the whole season. You can subscribe on our website or at the door of the first concert. 

Our season subscription gives you tickets to concerts at substantial savings over the single concert price. The benefits of being a season subscriber include:

  • Save on ticket price over single ticket purchase
  • Priority seating at concerts
  • Free lost ticket replacement
  • Discount on purchase of extra tickets for your guests

Choose a season package of five tickets to all of the concerts or a mini-pass option selecting tickets to three concerts. You may purchase your subscriptions online at this time. The physical tickets will be mailed to your address prior to the first concert.

FULL SEASON (all five concerts)

  • General Admission $160
  • Senior Admission $135 

MINI-PASS (three concerts)

  • General Admission $100
  • Senior Admission $85


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Ticket purchase covers only part of the costs of bringing early music performances to Houston. We need the support of patrons like you. Please make your tax-deductible donation to Houston Early Music

Houston Early Music is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through theHouston Arts Alliance, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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