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Second Annual Houston Early Music Festival

Houston Early Music Festival

  • Visit the HEMF Web Site (videos featuring local artists publicising the festival will be featured on the website)

Ars Lyrica Houston, Bach Society Houston, Houston Early Music and Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined will host the second annual Houston Early Music Festival (HEMF) from February 8-16, 2014 at venues across the city. The festival will feature four main-stage performances, two ancillary performances and four lectures.   Continue reading

Ars Lyrica: When in Rome

When in Rome

Saturday, March 29, 7:30 pm
St. Philip Presbyterian Church

Tickets: $15, available at the door

Our annual collaboration with the Moores School of Music Collegium Musicum features Giocomo Carissimi’s vivid oratorio on the story of Jonah and the whale. Music of other rarely heard 17th-century Roman composers completes Ars Lyrica’s tribute to the eternal city.

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An invitation from Ars Lyrica: " A Marian Feast"

Houston Early Music wishes to call your attention to an upcoming musical event in the Houston community:


SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM

Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby
Houston, Texas 77002

Hobby Center at 713.315.252 or www.thehobbycenter.org, $25 general, $20 seniors, $15 student/group rates

A Marian Feast

Alessandro Scarlatti, the Neapolitan master of the opera and oratorio, has long been an Ars Lyrica favorite. This program juxtaposes his “Stabat Mater” (Mary’s lament at the crucifixion) with an oratorio on her immaculate conception (recorded by Ars Lyrica and soon to be released on Naxos!).

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Ars Lyrica’s first CD on Naxos

Ars Lyrica’s first CD on Naxos

      Audiences and critics alike have been enthusiastic about Ars Lyrica programming in general and the Alessandro Scarlatti programs in particular. We are pleased to announce that a recent Ars Lyrica recording of  Scarlatti’s music will be available on the NAXOS label later this year. Continue reading

Ars Lyrica’s free performances

Houston Early Music wishes to call your attention to an upcoming musical event in the Houston community: 

Ars Lyrica Houston, at the Museum of Fine Arts
You are cordially invited to Ars Lyrica’s free performances at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston this coming Sunday. Matthew Dirst and  Zachary  Carrettin will be playing some delightful pieces by Bach, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi.

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Ars Lyrica: Clandestine Classics

Ars Lyrica’s 07–08 New Year’s Eve program is devoted to

“Clandestine Classics”: little-known masterworks by Bach and Handel, including the latter’s recently rediscovered “Gloria.” Join the musicians for a gala champagne reception and silent auction in the Hobby Center Founders’ Club.

December 31, 2007
9 pm
Zilkha Hall
Hobby Center for the
Performing Arts