Houston Early Music – Music from the Middle Ages through the 18th Century
World-class concerts performed with historical instruments and with styles true to the period.
Sat., Oct. 2, 2010
DA CAMERA OF HOUSTON and HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC present
The Route of the New World, Jordi Savall, Dir.
7:30PM, Cullen Theater of the Wortham Center
The renowned Catalan ensembles Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Ensemble Tembembe of Mexico under the direction of the incomparable Jordi Savall, perform a musical dialogue from the Old Spain, the Mexican baroque and the living “Husteca” and “Jarocho” traditions. www.aaronconcert.com/savall.html
Mon. Dec.13, 2010
A Piper’s Noel
7:30PM, Christ Church Cathedral
For our Christmas offering, we present the exciting young American ensemble in a concert of carols, hymns, lullabies and instrumental pieces from Renaissance England, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. Featuring the talents some of the foremost early musicians performing works from humble pipers’ tunes to grand Renaissance polyphony with voices, shawms, sackbut, recorders, and bagpipes.
Mon., Mar. 28, 2011
TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir.
The Harmony of Nations
7:30PM, Venue – TBA
Trio Sonnerie, Monica Huggett’s longest running and smallest group, comes from the UK to present the choicest pick of Europe’s chamber music from the Baroque period. Biber’s astonishing “Mystery Sonatas” for virtuoso violin contrast with exquisitely refined French music for viola da gamba and sprightly tunes from Jacobean England. Of course, the Harmony of Nations wouldn’t be complete without JS Bach, here represented by a magnificent sonata for violin and harpsichord. www.sonnerie.org.uk
Mon., May 2, 2011
FLANDERS RECORDER QUARTET,
with SOPRANO CECILE KEMPENAERS
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
7:30PM, Venue – TBA
In a return trip to town, the dazzling ensemble presents a fascinating entertainment for recorder quartet, singer and narrator. The story of the king and his six wives is told with music and words joined artfully together – Music from the 16th and 17th centuries, contemporary pieces, a scene from Shakespeare, letters from King Henry and Anne Boleyn, and original verse. www.flanders-recorder-quartet.be
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