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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            Houston, TX, Oct. 15, 2014 – Da Camera’s 2014/2015 season celebrates Inventors and Explorers, outstanding creative figures who changed the course of history in music, science and visual art. Exploring the fusion of the art, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra comes to Houston with the imaginative concert The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres, Thursday, November 13 at 8:00 PM in the Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center. The concert commemorates Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, has become an internationally recognized ensemble, lauded by Gramophone magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.” Tafelmusik musicians, including violinist and Music Director Jeanne Lamon, perform the music from memory with a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers. The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres features poetic narration, choreography and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Henry Purcell, Handel and Galileo’s brother Michelangelo Galilei, among others.    Continue reading

Press Release: Apollo’s Fire

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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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Press Release: The Rose Ensemble Bringing a Joyful Noise to Bayou City

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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.

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Press Release: Houston Early Music Announces 2013-2014 Concert Season

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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.”

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