Nov. 13 — 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. 

Please note:  Houston Early Music subscribers receive a discount on preferred seating for this concert, but single tickets will only be available through Da Camera of Houston. Our standard single ticket prices and free admission for children do not apply.

Tickets for Tafelmusik’s The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres are $30, $45 and $65. Tickets are available by contacting Da Camera, 1427 Branard, at 713-524-5050 or online at www.dacamera.com. Tickets for students and senior citizens are always half-price. $5 student rush tickets available 30 minutes before the concert begins.


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: TAFELMUSIK — THE GALILEO PROJECT: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

Download: Da Camera Tafelmusik Galileo Project release  

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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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Nov. 10 — APOLLO’S FIRE: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

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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.


Apollo’s Fire Opens Houston Early Music Season with Vespers of 1610

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: 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.


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.


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. 

Please note:  Houston Early Music subscribers receive a discount on preferred seating for this concert, but single tickets will only be available through Da Camera of Houston. Our standard single ticket prices and free admission for children do not apply.

Tickets for Tafelmusik’s The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres are $30, $45 and $65. Tickets are available by contacting Da Camera, 1427 Branard, at 713-524-5050 or online at www.dacamera.com. Tickets for students and senior citizens are always half-price. $5 student rush tickets available 30 minutes before the concert begins.


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.


CIARAMELLA
Make a Joyful Noise

Sun., Feb. 15, 2015, 3:00 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1311 Holman St., 77004

Hear the joyful noise of shawms, recorders, bagpipes and sackbuts improvising florid polyphony over songs, dances and sacred chant. Praised for performing intricate 15th-century counterpoint “with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer), Ciaramella brings to life the music of the Burgundian Alta Capella ensembles that piped across Renaissance Europe. This is a main stage concert for the 2015 Houston Early Music Festival. A preconcert talk by Ciaramella artists begins at 2:15 p.m.


EMERGING ARTISTS SERIES

THE SEBASTIANS
Bach and Forth

Fri., Mar. 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church,
1311 Holman St. 77004

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Praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) as well as being “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), The Sebastians took the Audience Prize at the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition. Daniel S. Lee and Alexander Woods (violins),Ezra Seltzer (cello) andJeffrey Grossman (harpsichord) will present a concert of dynamic trio sonatas by J.S. Bach, Handel, Buxtehude, Rosenmuller, Erlebach and Telemann. The preconcert talk by The Sebastians at begins at 6:45 p.m.


QUICKSILVER
Stile Moderno, New Music from the 17th Century

Fri., Apr. 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church,
4930 West Bellfort Ave. 77035

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Numbered among the cultural revolutions of the 17th century was music. Composers consciously created a stile moderno of dramatic oppositions and vivid emotions. “Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” (The New York Times), Quicksilver vibrantly explores this virtuosic, experimental and deeply moving “new music” by Castello, Fontana, Merula and Marini, performed on baroque violins, cello and harpsichord. A preconcert talk by Robert Mealy, Quicksilver co-director, begins at 6:45 p.m.


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Please Note: For the November 13 Tafelmusik concert single tickets will only be available through Da Camera of Houston, 713-524-5050. Our standard single ticket prices and free admission for children do not apply.

Press Release: Houston Early Music 2014-2015 Season

Press Release: Houston Early Music Announces 2014-2015 Concert Season

 HOUSTON – July 8, 2014 – 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.

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Houston Early Music announces our 2014-2015 Season

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