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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.
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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
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.
The Galileo Project
Thur. Nov. 13, 2014, 8:00 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
(Co-sponsored with Da Camera of Houston)
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.
EL MUNDO, Richard Savino, Director
Villancicos y Cantadas de Navidad
Fri. Dec. 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue, 77002
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.
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.
Bach and Forth
Fri., Mar. 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church,
1311 Holman St. 77004
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.
Stile Moderno, New Music from the 17th Century
Fri., Apr. 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church,
4930 West Bellfort Ave. 77035
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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Full Season (six concerts)
|General Admission $200|
|Senior Admission (age 60+) $175|
Choose three from these concerts. See details on each concert
- Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. APOLLO’S FIRE
- Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 8:00 p.m. TAFELMUSIK
- Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 8:00 p.m. EL MUNDO
- Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m. CIARAMELLA
- Friday, Mar. 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. THE SEBASTIANS
- Friday, Apr. 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. QUICKSILVER
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|Senior Mini-Pass (age 60+) $95
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The benefits of being a season subscriber include:
- Save on ticket price over single ticket purchase
- Priority seating at concerts
- Free lost ticket replacement
- Discount on purchase of extra tickets for your guests.
Throughout the season you may purchase single tickets to concerts either online or at the concert venue. The prices will be
- $40 General Admission
- $35 Senior Admisssion (age 60 and over)
- $20 Student Admission
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 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
Subscribe early, and save! Sign up before August 1st and hear six world-class music concerts for the same price as our five-concert series from 2014-2014.
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Houston Early Music Season for 2013-2014
Join Houston Early Music for our 2013-2014 Concert Season with five stellar ensembles. Sounds of ancient origins, powerful and timeless, inspire and transport audiences. Continue reading
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Houston Early Music Announces 2013-2014 Concert Season
HOUSTON, TX – June 5, 2013 – Houston Early Music, a leading presenter of the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists, announces its 2013-2014 Concert Season with five stellar ensembles.
Houston Early Music continues its commitment to its Emerging Artists Series and Hispanic Heritage Series this season. Each performance features a discussion program with ensemble members prior, as part of Houston Early Music’s educational outreach initiative.
Nancy Ellis, artistic director, said that the new season continues the group’s mission of bringing world-renowned early music performances to the Bayou City.
“By illuminating and showcasing the centuries of rarely heard music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, we provide a unique musical perspective for modern Houston audiences,” Ellis said. “The sounds may be of ancient origins, but their ability to inspire and transport audiences remains powerful and timeless.”