Please join us for a gathering that will feature an introduction to the music and mission of Houston Early Music, as well as performances by Richard Savino, Grammy-nominated guitarist/lutenist and director of Ensemble El Mundo, with Adam LaMotte, violinist with the Maggini String Orchestra. Malachai Bandy, violist da gamba and leader of the Shepherd School Crumhorn Collective, will also perform.
Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Tuesday, October 9th
5:30 to 7:00p.m.
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Admission is free. Please respond by October 4th
Email rsvpHEM2012@gmail.com or phone 832.421.6510
We look forward to seeing you there!
(If you are unable to attend but would like to show your support, you may donate online).
Artists Performing at the Event
Grammy nominated Guitarist/lutenist Richard Savino has been a featured performer throughout the US and abroad.
He has been Visiting Artistic Director of the Aston Magna Academy and Music Festival (1993, 1995, 2005, 2009, 2010), the Connecticut Early Music Festival (2002), Ensemble Rebel (2010) and from 1994 – 1997 was Coordinator of Performance Practice at the Monadnock Music Festival in New Hampshire.
He is the recipient of a Diapason d’Or (a French Grammy) and in 2010 his collaborative project with Ars Lyrica of Houston also received a Grammy nomination.
Adam LaMotte is becoming well known to audiences throughout the country as a leader of both period and modern ensembles. He has appeared as soloist, concertmaster, and conductor of numerous orchestras, including the Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Astoria Festival Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Maggini String Orchestra in Houston.
As violinist and violist, Adam has been hailed by critics as an “especially compelling” and “superb violinist” with “exceptional talent,” whose performances are “energetic and exquisite.” As Artistic Director of the Montana Baroque Festival, he brings first-class period instrument performances to the rural Montana community. He has co-founded two critically-acclaimed ensembles, in Portland and in Houston, and continues to produce many chamber music and chamber orchestra performances. In collaboration with ensembles such as American Bach Soloists, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Ars Lyrica, and Chanticleer, Mr. LaMotte performs on period instruments, using a fine Italian instrument made in 1730 by Bernardo Calcagni, for which he is indebted to his generous patrons who made the purchase possible.
A native of Los Angeles, Malachai Komanoff Bandy has already amassed a professional performance record on some nineteen instruments spanning over 800 years of music history. He is currently pursuing double bass and music history degrees from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and over the last few years has performed as a violonist and violist da gamba with Ars Lyrica Houston, Mercury Baroque, and La Follia Austin Baroque. At Rice, Malachai coordinates JUMP!, the school’s outreach program, and is also founder and director of the Renaissance wind band, The Shepherd School Crumhorn Collective, which was awarded a Sviatoslav Richter Grant for Music Outreach in 2010. Malachai has also performed on the archlute and mandolin in Shepherd School Opera productions, a quintupler part (accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and cello) in a recent Threepenny Opera at Rice, and solo xylophone with the Shepherd School Percussion Ensemble in its 1920s ragtime concert.
Malachai has studied during recent summers at European early music festivals in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Italy, and has performed in summer concerts as a continuo artist alongside Rachel Podger, Gary Cooper, Petr Zejfart, Marek Štryncl, Michael Brüssing, and Catherine Mackintosh. He was one of five viol players invited to play at Boston Early Music Festival 2011 as a member of Early Music America’s select ensemble of young performers across the U.S. and Canada.
About Houston Early Music
As the city’s only organization dedicated to covering the large historical span of early music in all of its forms, Houston Early Music epitomizes a movement that has swept the world of classical music. Officially incorporated in 1969, the nonprofit provides performance opportunities for up-and-coming and major early music artists from around the world in an annual concert series. A successful and growing educational outreach program introduces a future generation to a broad range of music. Houston Early Music is funded in part by grants from the Houston Arts Alliance, the Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Houston Early Music’s 2012-2013 season includes the debut of its Emerging Artists Series with a performance by Texas-based Armonia Celeste, an up-and-coming group specializing in rarely heard music from the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque eras.
Learn more about our exciting 2012-2013 season
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Houston Early Music
P.O. Box 271193
Houston TX 77277-1193
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