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Second Annual Houston Early Music Festival

Houston Early Music Festival

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Ars Lyrica Houston, Bach Society Houston, Houston Early Music and Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined will host the second annual Houston Early Music Festival (HEMF) from February 8-16, 2014 at venues across the city. The festival will feature four main-stage performances, two ancillary performances and four lectures.   Continue reading

Explore Muse, Modes, and Magic (and also Mary) with THE BROKEN CONSORT, January 17

The BROKEN CONSORT (Emerging Artists Series)

Introducing a new ensemble to Houston, this youthful and adventurous ensemble explores music as an ethereal art with magical powers in Muse, Modes, and Magic (and also Mary).

Emerging Artists Series
THE BROKEN CONSORT
Muse, Modes, and Magic:  
Music from the 13th – 17th centuries

FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014, 7:30 PM
Salem Evangelical Lutheran
4930 W. Bellfort Houston, Texas 77035

Pre-concert talk by ensemble members at 6:45pm
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Broken Consort

 

The youthful and adventurous ensemble The Broken Consort explores music as an ethereal art with magical powers in Muse, Modes, and Magic (and also Mary). Continue reading

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Celebrate an Early American Christmas with THE ROSE ENSEMBLE, Sunday December 15

Houston Early Music’s annual celebration of the season. 

THE ROSE ENSEMBLE
And Glory Shone Around: An Early American Christmas

Carols, Country Dances, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013, 5:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue Houston, Texas 77002

Pre-concert talk by ensemble members at 4:15pm

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FRETWORK, with LUTENIST ELIZABETH KENNY perform Music of John Dowland

Saturday! 

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Lacrimae:  Music of John Dowland in observance of the 450th anniversary of his birth.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013, 7:30 PM
First Christian Church 1601 Sunset Blvd. Houston, Texas 77005

Pre-concert talk by ensemble members at 6:45pm

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One of the world’s leading viola da gamba consorts, Fretwork, brings their contemporary sensibility to John Dowland’s famous collection, Lachrimae. To honor the 450th anniversary of Dowland’s birth, we embark on a transcendental voyage from despair to hope through an extraordinary collection of music for viols and lute based on his most famous song, Flow my tearesContinue reading