Press Release: Houston Early Music Announces 2014-2015 Concert Season
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The Rose Ensemble Bringing a Joyful Noise to Bayou City
Houston Early Music series presents “An Early American Christmas”
HOUSTON, TX – November 12, 2013 — The Rose Ensemble returns to the Houston Early Music series on Sunday, December 15 with its “And Glory Shone Around: An Early American Christmas” program of carols, country dances, hymns and spiritual songs. The concert begins at 5 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave., with a pre-concert talk with ensemble members beginning at 4:15 p.m.
PRESS RELEASE Fretwork opens Houston Early Music season with “Lachrimae”
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Houston Early Music Announces 2013-2014 Concert Season
HOUSTON, TX – June 5, 2013 – Houston Early Music, a leading presenter of the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists, announces its 2013-2014 Concert Season with five stellar ensembles.
Houston Early Music continues its commitment to its Emerging Artists Series and Hispanic Heritage Series this season. Each performance features a discussion program with ensemble members prior, as part of Houston Early Music’s educational outreach initiative.
Nancy Ellis, artistic director, said that the new season continues the group’s mission of bringing world-renowned early music performances to the Bayou City.
“By illuminating and showcasing the centuries of rarely heard music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, we provide a unique musical perspective for modern Houston audiences,” Ellis said. “The sounds may be of ancient origins, but their ability to inspire and transport audiences remains powerful and timeless.”
Press Release: Cançonièr closes Houston Early Music season with Dracula program
A pre-concert talk with ensemble members begins at 6:45 p.m.
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Armonia Celeste Explores Love’s Perils for Houston Early Music
Armonia Celeste will perform a program titled “Udite Amanti – Lovers Beware!” on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 as part of Houston Early Music’s Emerging Artists Series. The pre-Valentine’s Day concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church and feature rarely heard music from the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque eras.
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Baltimore Consort celebrates holidays with Houston Early Music
“Wassail, Wassail!” program includes traditional carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, France, Spain, Germany and Appalachia
HOUSTON, TX – October 18, 2012 – The Baltimore Consort will bring a festive Yuletide program titled “Wassail, Wassail!” to Houston Early Music on Tuesday, December 11. The concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, celebrates the season with old carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, France, Spain, Germany and Appalachia.
“We are truly looking forward to being in Houston again,” said Mary Anne Ballard, who plays viols and rebec with the Consort and is a favorite of Houston Early Music audiences. The group has appeared some half-dozen times on the series, most recently in 2008.
Grammy nominee El Mundo kicks off Houston Early Music season
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HOUSTON, TX – August 16, 2012 – Grammy-nominated ensemble El Mundo will kick off the Houston Early Music season with a program of 17th- and 18th-century Spanish, Italian and Latin American music at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Series, the program is titled “The Kingdoms of Castille” and will feature music from the group’s CD of the same name, nominated for a Grammy Award last year. Continue reading