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Houston Early Music 2008 -2009 SEASON
Music from the Middle Ages through the 18th Century
World-class concerts performed with historical instruments and with styles true to the period.
Fri., Sept. 26, 2008, 8:00PM
LA DONNA MUSICALE
THE PLEASURES OF LOVE AND LIBATION: Airs by Julie Pinel and other Parisian women.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1311 Holman (at Caroline)
Boston-based La Donna Musicale is dedicated to the research and the historical performance of music by women composers. Their concert recreates the luxuriant environment of an intimate Parisian salon, replete with the sounds of voices in solo, duo, and trio settings, with flute accompaniment and supported by the captivating tones of the harpsichord, and viola da gamba.
Tue., Nov. 11, 2008, 7:30PM
RICHARD EGARR, Harpsichord
J.S. BACH’S WELL-TEMPERED KLAVIER, BOOK 1
First Unitarian Universalist Church
Dubbed “The Bernstein of early music” (NPR) for his extraordinary charisma and outstanding ability to communicate with his audience, Egarr will perform from J.S. Bach’s monumental collection of preludes and fugues.
Mon., Dec. 8, 7:30 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
1117 Holman (at Main)
Since its founding in 1996, Liber unUsualis has soared to prominence for its warm, compelling and assured performances of Medieval and early-Renaissance music. The American vocal quartet will set the tone for the season with a program of European Christmas music.
Sat., Jan. 17, 2009, 8:00PM
FRETWORK with CLARE WILKINSON, Mezzo-soprano
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY! - Celebrating Purcell’s 350th Birthday
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue
A fitting birthday tribute for England’s greatest baroque composer – England’s finest performing his songs and instrumental works. Fretwork, the viol consort, is joined by the radiant voice of mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson.
Fri., April 3, 2009
Monica Huggett, violin, Richard Savino, theorbo
Bruce Dickey, cornetto.
CURIOSE INVENZIONI: 17th Century Italian Musical Fireworks
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main St.
Huggett and Savino return to Houston, this time with Bruce Dickey and musicians of Ensemble Galatea, performing a stunning program of seventeenth-century virtuoso Italian masterworks. Works by Marini, Castello, Buonamente, Rognoni and more!