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.

 

Press Release: Grammy nominee El Mundo kicks off Houston Early Music season

 Grammy nominee El Mundo kicks off Houston Early Music season

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HOUSTON, TX – August 16, 2012 – 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.   Continue reading

Houston Early Music Season for 2012-2013

The season includes the exciting debut of our Emerging Artist Series, highlighting up and coming artists of excellence. We welcome the opportunity to again collaborate with Da Camera of Houston—this time in a delicious Golden Age experience featuring Le Poème Harmonique.

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Newsletter 27 March 2009

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Houston Early Music

presenting the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists … bringing to life music from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Baroque and Classical periods. Experience with us early music played on original instruments, by musicians reviving performances of the past.

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Fri., 8:00 PM, April 3,  2009
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main St. 

CURIOSE INVENZIONI: 17th Century Italian Musical Fireworks

GALATEA

Paul Beier, Director
Monica Huggett, baroque violin
Richard Savino, baroque guitar
Bruce Dickey, cornetto
Avi Stein, organ
Paul Beier, theorbo

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Milan-based early music ensemble Galatea will perform a program of 17th-century Italian masterpieces for the final concert of Houston Early Music’s season. Making return visits to Houston for this concert are baroque violinist Monica Huggett, guitarist Richard Savino and organist Avi Stein. Noted cornetto virtuoso Bruce Dickey and Paul Beier, theorbist and director of Galatea, round out the ensemble in playing works by Marini, Fontana, Merula, Kapsperger and others. The performance will be at 8:00PM, Friday, April 3 at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main Street.

Founded and directed by American lutenist Paul Beier, Galatea features the talents of some of the finest early music practitioners. The repertoire of Galatea is centered on innovative Italian music of the beginning of the seventeenth century, experimental and virtuosic, and of high artistic level—a bridge between the mature Renaissance and the Baroque period.

British violinist Monica Huggett is widely recognized as one of the finest early string players in the world. In addition to her performance and teaching duties in Europe she is the artistic director of the Portland Baroque Orchestra and has been guest director of the Philarmonia Baroque Orchestra. Recently she was named artistic director of the newly formed Juilliard Historical Performance Program.

Baroque guitarist Richard Savino is a familiar face in Houston having performed several times for Houston Early Music. In addition, he is frequently a guest artist with Ars Lyrica Houston, Mercury Baroque and Houston Grand Opera. He is professor of Music at California State University at Sacramento.

Bruce Dickey took his degree in musicology from Indiana University School of Music. He is one of the most celebrated virtuosos of the cornetto, a hybrid instrument made of wood with finger holes like a recorder and with a small trumpet-like mouthpiece. He is much in demand as a teacher, both of cornetto and early performance practice and teaches at the Schola Cantorum of Basel.

Prior to the concert at 7:00PM, there will be a lecture by ensemble member Richard Savino,

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, $10 for students, under 15 free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 713-432-1744. www.HoustonEarlyMusic.org

 

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CURIOSE INVENZIONI: 17th Century Italian Musical Fireworks

 MonicaHuggett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri., 8:00 PM, April 3,  2009
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main St.

 

CURIOSE INVENZIONI: 17th Century Italian Musical Fireworks

GALATEA

Paul Beier, Director
Monica Huggett, baroque violin
Richard Savino, baroque guitar
Bruce Dickey, cornetto
Avi Stein, organ
Paul Beier, theorbo

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VIRTUOSI D’ITALIA

Monica Huggett, baroque violin
Richard Savino, theorbo, guitar
William Skeen, baroque cello

8:00 p.m., Friday
April 20, 2007

7:00 p.m. pre-concert lecture

Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue

VIRTUOSI D’ITALIA

Houston Early Music will present British baroque violin virtuoso Monica Huggett, theorbist/guitarist Richard Savino and baroque cellist William Skeen in Virtuosi d’ Italia on Friday, April 20, 8:00 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue. The program of Italian solo violin music from seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries includes the works of Arcangelo Corelli, Dario Castello and Niccolo Paganini.

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