EL MUNDO — Villancicos y Cantadas de Navidad

HISPANIC HERITAGE SERIES

EL MUNDO, Richard Savino, Director
Villancicos y Cantadas de Navidad

Fri. Dec. 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue, 77002

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Houston audience favorite El Mundo returns with a celebration of holiday music from Italy, Spain and her colonies in the New World. Join director, Baroque guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino and the ensemble for a festive multicultural extravaganza that includes newly discovered vocal and instrumental works from the archives of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. A preconcert talk with Richard Savino begins at 7:15 p.m.

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Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

Program highlights include newly found work from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Houston Early Music audience favorite El Mundo returns to celebrate the holidays with a performance of “Villancicos y Cantatas de Navidad,” a program of 17th- and 18th-century seasonal music from Spain, Italy and Latin America on Dec. 12 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Continue reading

Press Release: Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

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Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

Program highlights include newly found work from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

HOUSTON – September 23, 2014 – Houston Early Music audience favorite El Mundo returns to celebrate the holidays with a performance of “Villancicos y Cantatas de Navidad,” a program of 17th- and 18th-century seasonal music from Spain, Italy and Latin America on Dec. 12 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Continue reading

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Subscriptions are no longer available for the 2014-2015 season, but Individual tickets to our remaining concerts may be purchased at this time. Please see the descriptions and ticket offers on the concert announcements. 

We hope you will join us for our next season, beginning in the fall of 2015.

TAFELMUSIK: The Galileo Project

TAFELMUSIK
The Galileo Project

Thur. Nov. 13, 2014, 8:00 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
(Co-sponsored with Da Camera of Houston)

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Explore a fusion of arts and science! Tafelmusik performs the music of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, enhanced by poetic narration and choreography, with a backdrop of high-definition images captured by the Hubble Telescope. 

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Press Release: TAFELMUSIK — THE GALILEO PROJECT: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

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Contact: Leo Boucher    Tel: 713/524-7601, ext. 16                                 lboucher@dacamera.com

 

DA CAMERA AND HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC PRESENT award-winning tafelmusik baroque orchestra with THE GALILEO PROJECT: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, NOV. 13 at WORTHAM CENTER 

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APOLLO’S FIRE: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

APOLLO’S FIRE
The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

Mon. Nov. 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,

1111 St. Joseph Pkwy (@at San Jacinto) 77002

 

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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.

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Press Release: Apollo’s Fire

Press Release: Apollo’s Fire

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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.

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Houston Early Music Season for 2014-2015

Houston Early Music Season for 2014-2015

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