Houston Early Music Season for 2012-2013

The season includes the exciting debut of our Emerging Artist Series, highlighting up and coming artists of excellence. We welcome the opportunity to again collaborate with Da Camera of Houston—this time in a delicious Golden Age experience featuring Le Poème Harmonique.

Hispanic Heritage Series

Friday, October 12, 2012
EL MUNDO, Richard Savino, Dir.
The Kingdoms of Castille

7:30PM, Salem evangelical Lutheran church
4930 West Bellfort 77035

Villancico is one of early music’s most popular genres and a specialty of El Mundo. Throughout the 15th-17th centuries, the music of the Spanish colonies of Latin America were wellsprings of cultural sophistication.A very active music scene in cathedrals and the courtly life, combined with the participation of the local populations and their folk music, produced a delightful intersection of elegance and simplicity.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wassail, Wassail
7:30PM, Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue

NOTE: Pre-concert talk with ensemble members begins at 6:45.

Celebrate the Yuletide season with the engaging music of this dynamic group.With their always festive cornucopia of instruments—lute, cittern, viols, crumhorns, recorders, rebec and percussion—this virtuosic ensemble offers old carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, Germany, France, Spain and the New World.

Emerging Artists Series

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Udite Amanti – Lovers Beware!
7:30PM, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street

This up-and-coming group specializes in rarely heard music from the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque. In mid-17th-century Rome, the Barberini family was a great supporter of vocal chamber music. The program highlights Roman composers of the period, including Rossi, Carissimi and Cesti. To complete the historical picture, a copy of the famous Barberini harp, made for this prestigious family in 1635, will be played in this concert.

In Collaboration with Da Camera of Houston

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Venezia dalle Calli ai Palazzi
8:00PM, Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
501 Texas Avenue

The ensemble’s Houston debut is presented in collaboration with Da Camera of Houston. Semi- staged in candlelight, the program of works by Claudio Monteverdi, Biagio Marini, Francesco Manelli and Benedetto Ferrari is a celebration of Venice in the Golden Age, when art music and popular forms came together and mingled, before emotion and language were restrained by rules and codes.



Friday, April 26, 2013

The Black Dragon: Music from the time of Vlad Dracula
7:30PM, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street

A pre-concert talk with ensemble members will begin at 6:45 p.m.

The San Francisco-based ensemble’s program features 15th-century music from the time of the infamous Vlad the Impaler, whose tyrannical rule shocked Europe. Ensemble member Shira Kammen is known by many in the area from her early-music performances in Houston. The program features the Lamentation for the Fall of Constantinople by Dufay, French and Italian dance music, German songs, Balkan folk songs, and more.

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