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.

SUBSCRIBE EARLY AND SAVE: Order your season subscriptions by August 1 and hear six world-class early music concerts for the same price as five in our last season’s series.


APOLLO’S FIRE
The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

Mon. Nov. 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,

1701 San Jacinto St. 77002 

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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 concert settings. A pre-concert talk with Jeannette Sorrell starts at 6:45 p.m.

TAFELMUSIK
The Galileo Project

Thur. Nov. 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
(Co-sponsored with Da Camera of Houston)

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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. 

Houston Early Music subscribers receive a discount on preferred seating for this concert. Single tickets will be available from Da Camera of Houston, 713-524-5050. Free admission for children does not apply to this performance.

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

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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.

CIARAMELLA
Make a Joyful Noise

Sun., Feb. 15, 2015, 3:00 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1311 Holman St.

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.


Season Subscriptions for 2014 – 2015

Order below online, or by mail

Full Season (six concerts)

Order your season subscriptions by August 1 and hear six world-class early music concerts for the same price as five in our last season’s series. 

General Admission $180
($200 after August 1)
Senior Admission (age 60+) $155
($175 after August 1)

Mini-Pass

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, 7:30 p.m. TAFELMUSIK
  • Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 7:30 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
General Mini-Pass $110

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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

Order by mail our 2014-2015 Season

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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Mini Brochure 2014-2015

Houston Early Music Season for 2013-2014

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