Enjoy these upcoming concerts in our 2014-2015 season

Join Houston Early Music at these exciting concerts remaining in our 2014-2015 season

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 encompasses both masterworks and little-known gems with the goal of inspiring audiences to reimagine the past. 

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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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EL MUNDO — Villancicos y Cantadas de Navidad

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.

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Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

Program highlights include newly found work from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Houston Early Music audience favorite El Mundo returns to celebrate the holidays with a performance of “Villancicos y Cantatas de Navidad,” a program of 17th- and 18th-century seasonal music from Spain, Italy and Latin America on Dec. 12 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Continue reading

Press Release: Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

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Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

Program highlights include newly found work from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

HOUSTON – September 23, 2014 – Houston Early Music audience favorite El Mundo returns to celebrate the holidays with a performance of “Villancicos y Cantatas de Navidad,” a program of 17th- and 18th-century seasonal music from Spain, Italy and Latin America on Dec. 12 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Continue reading

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.    Continue reading

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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Photos from El Mundo concert, October 2012

Here are some photos (credit: by Donn Mumma) from the concert Friday, October 12, 2012, EL MUNDO, Richard Savino, Dir. The Kingdoms of Castille

Friday, October 12: The Kingdoms of Castille

Grammy-nominated ensemble El Mundo will kick off the Houston Early Music season with a program of 17th- and 18th-century Spanish, Italian and Latin American music at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Hispanic Heritage Series, the program is titled “The Kingdoms of Castille” and will feature music from the group’s CD of the same name, nominated for a Grammy Award last year.

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Photos from HEM Reception, October 9, 2012

Here are some photos taken at our gathering October 9, 2012, The event featured an introduction to the music and mission of Houston Early Music, as well as performances by Richard Savino, Grammy-nominated guitarist/lutenist and director of Ensemble El Mundo, with Adam LaMotte, violinist with the Maggini String Orchestra.  Malachai Bandy, violist da gamba and leader of the Shepherd School Crumhorn Collective, also performed.