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Second Annual Houston Early Music Festival

Houston Early Music Festival

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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

Trio Sonnerie featured at Houston Early Music March performance

Download Press Release (Word document) HEMtriosonn.012411.FINAL HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC P. O. Box 271193 Houston, TX 77277-1193 www.HoustonEarlyMusic.org Media contact: Susan Love Fitts, 936-597-8825 susan@susanlovefitts.com Trio Sonnerie featured at Houston Early Music March performance HOUSTON, TX – February 2, 2011 – Trio Sonnerie will be featured at the next Houston Early Music concert on Monday, March 28, 2011. Entitled The Harmony of Nations, the performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030. Continue reading

Program: TRIO SONNERIE

Mon., Mar. 28, 2011 TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir. The Harmony of Nations 7:30PM, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 6221 Main Street (77030) See all information about this concert BUY TICKETS HARMONY OF NATIONS Trio Sonnerie Monica Huggett, baroque violin Emilia Benjamin, viola da gamba James johnstone, harpsichord

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TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir.

Mon., Mar. 28, 2011 TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir. The Harmony of Nations 7:30PM, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 6221 Main Street (77030)
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. Continue reading

Richard Egarr biography

BIOGRAPHY “WHEN I HEARD THAT ENGLAND’S ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC HAD HIRED KEYBOARDIST AND CONDUCTOR RICHARD EGARR, I WAS ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED… I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR A CONDUCTOR LIKE EGARR TO COME ALONG FOR SOME TIME… HE’S ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND DELIGHTFUL MUSICIANS OF OUR TIME.” –National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”, March 2008 Continue reading

RICHARD EGARR: Concert program and notes

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The Supreme Lesson -Bach’s Wohltemperirte Clavier…1722

clip_image002The Well-tempered Clavier, Or Preludes, and Fugues through all the Tones and Semi-tones, both with the major third or Ut, Re, Mi, and with the minor third or Re, Mi, Fa. For the use and practice of young musicians who desire to learn, as well as for the particular diversion of those who are already skilled in this study; made and composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Kapellmeister for the time being to the Duke of Anhalt-Cöthen and director of his chamber music, Anno Domini 1722.

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Violinist Zachary Carrettin

Houston Early Music wishes to call your attention to an upcoming musical event in the Houston community: 
I am Zachary Carrettin, violinist; I have performed for Houston Early Music in the past as a member of El Mundo. Attached to this email you’ll find information for my upcoming solo Bach recital, “a Sonata, Partita and a Suite”, to be performed at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Rice Village. Between now and April I will be presenting all the unaccompanied works of J.S. Bach for ‘cello and violin in four concerts.
First performance: Saturday, December 15th, 8 pm.  For more information see this –> Zachary Carrettin postcard Artist’s website –> http://www.electricvivaldi.com/