Newsletter 2 April 2010

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Houston Early Music

presenting the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists … bringing to life music from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Baroque and Classical periods. Experience with us early music played on original instruments, by musicians reviving performances of the past.

Our Next Concert will be:

clip_image002 Fri., Apr. 16, 2010, 8:00PM TAPESTRY Faces of a Woman Trinity Episcopal Church 1015 Holman (at Main) (There will be no pre-concert lecture)
The three women of Tapestry, joined by Shira Kammen, vielle and harp return to Houston with a program crisscrossing borders and centuries to tell tales of remarkable women who inspired nations and generations. These women captured the imaginations of artists, composers, and writers throughout the ages.
“An ensemble that plants haunting vibrations, old and new, in our ears.”  Cleveland Plain Dealer
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    Boston’s outstanding vocal ensemble Tapestry returns to Houston

    Houston Early Music concludes our season with the all-female vocal ensemble Tapestry on April 16, 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The program, titled Faces of a Woman, features music by and about women and includes Medieval songs to Appalachian folk tunes. “As we are an all-woman ensemble, we wanted to celebrate both women composers and the roles women have played, from wives to daughters,” says Daniela Tosic, a Tapestry co-founder and member.

    Faces of a Woman includes the music of nun Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century composer key to Tapestry’s repertoire. Tapestry is famous for spicing up their concerts with a little drama. They will perform Raihna Santa Isabel, a mini opera about Portugal’s famous Queen Isabel, who performed various miracles. “We each take a role and actually act out the opera. Queen Isabel fed the poor, cared for lepers, and drove her husband quite crazy with all of her antics,” says Tosic.

    Anonymous motets that describe some of the options women had during Medieval times, along with music attributed to Comtessa Beatrice de Dia and Appalachian folk songs, round out the program.

    Medieval fiddle player Shira Kammen, who is familiar to Houston audiences, will join Tapestry on the program.


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

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