Mon. Nov. 10, 2014, 7:30 pm Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy (@at San Jacinto) 77002
Monteverdi forged a vivid, new musical style with this choral masterpiece by evoking the struggle between the archaic and the revolutionary. Led by Jeannette Sorrell, award-winning harpsichordist, the Apollo’s Fire period orchestra, chamber choir and seven solo vocalists bring this rich, magnificent work to one of Houston’s most dramatic spaces. A pre-concert talk with Jeannette Sorrell starts at 6:45 p.m.
This national tour by Apollo's Fire is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Apollo’s Fire Opens Houston Early Music Season with Vespers of 1610
HOUSTON – August 25, 2014 — Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will open the Houston Early Music season on Nov. 10 with a performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s magnificent Vespers of 1610 in one of Houston’s most dramatic concert settings, the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, co-sponsor of the event.
Join Houston Early Music for its expanded 2014-2015 Concert Season featuring six renowned early music ensembles. Dedicated to showcasing music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, Houston Early Music presents concerts performed with historical instruments and styles true to the period. This season will encompass both masterworks and little-known gems with the goal of inspiring audiences to reimagine the past. Five of the six performances also feature a discussion program with ensemble members prior to the performances. Continue reading →
Heralded as a group that encourages listeners to rehear the world, Ensemble Caprice returns to the Houston Early Music stage for another imaginative, incomparable performance during the 2013-2014 season.
Hispanic Heritage Series
Salsa Baroque: Baroque music
from Latin AmericaFRIDAY, APR. 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030
Pre-concert talk by ensemble director
Matthias Maute at 6:45pm
Enjoy an evening of captivating entertainment and fresh scholarly insight. The unique imagination and originality of their programming combined with their superb vocal skills has marked The Orlando Consort one of Britain’s most important chamber music ensembles.