Concert Reminder: RED PRIEST: A Nightmare in Venice

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Just in Time for Halloween!

Remember Houston Early Music will present

RED PRIEST: A Nightmare in Venice

Tue., Oct. 27, 2009, 7:30PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
1015 Holman (at Main) Map

Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.

Halloween treats (no tricks) at intermission!


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The season launches with the notorious renegade of the recorder, Piers Adams, and his famed UK-based group, Red Priest, presenting Nightmare in Venice, just in time for Halloween, on Tuesday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman at Main.

Adams, a rock star of the early music genre, is known for bending the rules and for high theatrics. The program includes Vivaldi’s Nightmare Concerto, Tartini’s Devil’s Trill sonata, Masque music by Robert Johnson, Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Leclair’s Demon Airs and Red Priest’s own Fantasia on Corelli’s La Follia. “Expect some Halloween flavor,” says Adams. “Taking Vivaldi’s spooky and dramatic concerto La Notte as a place to begin, we will explore the myriad themes of fantasy, myth and horror in the Baroque, not forgetting that the word ‘baroque’ itself means strange, bizarre and irregular.”

Some of the fun ingredients in the Red Priest mix include creating their own original arrangements, incorporating stylistic elements from the world and folk music realms, bringing out stories and drama in the music, and wildly colorful costumes.

Adams will give a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.

Houston Early Music will treat you to nutritionally-incorrect Halloween candy during intermission.



Tickets to RED PRIEST may be purchased through our new online ticket service. Your tickets will be held in your name at the Will Call desk.

Prices at the door are $35 for general admission, $30 for seniors, and $10 for students (with student ID.) Free admission for children under 15.


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