Season tickets

Dear patrons:

If you have subscribed to Houston Early Music but not yet received your tickets in the mail, they will be waiting for you at the box office Will Call Desk at the concert Friday night.

We remind you of the change of venue for our first concert. Since some patrons still lack power or email service, please let your friends know that the concert will be held at Christ Church Cathedral.

 

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, 8:00PM
LA DONNA MUSICALE
The Pleasures Of Love And Libation:
Aires by Julie Pinel and other Parisian women
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue

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Boston-based La Donna Musicale is joined by tenor Aaron
Sheehan, an audience favorite, as they explore the contribution
of Parisian women composers to the French Baroque and
Rococo genres. Recreating the sounds of the Parisian salon,
this delightful group features works by Julie Pinel and other
Parisian women, including Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.
A sacred work by Antonia Bembo is also included.

The voices, with flute accompaniment, are supported by the
captivating tones of the harpsichord and viola de gamba.

“Kudos to La Donna Musicale as they champion the
unheard music of women composers.”
— Early Music America

Preconcert talk at 7:00pm
Laury Gutiérrez, Founding Director of La Donna Musicale
ladm.org

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             Houston Early Music is funded in part by
             grants from the City of Houston through
             the Houston Arts Alliance.

Houston Early Music 2008/9 Season

Houston Early Music 2008 -2009 SEASON

Music from the Middle Ages through the 18th Century
World-class concerts performed with historical instruments and with styles true to the period.


Fri., Sept. 26, 2008, 8:00PM
LA DONNA MUSICALE
THE PLEASURES OF LOVE AND LIBATION: Airs by Julie Pinel and other Parisian women.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1311 Holman (at Caroline)

Boston-based La Donna Musicale is dedicated to the research and the historical performance of music by women composers. Their concert recreates the luxuriant environment of an intimate Parisian salon, replete with the sounds of voices in solo, duo, and trio settings, with flute accompaniment and supported by the captivating tones of the harpsichord, and viola da gamba.

www.ladm.org

Tue., Nov. 11, 2008, 7:30PM
RICHARD EGARR, Harpsichord
J.S. BACH’S WELL-TEMPERED KLAVIER, BOOK 1
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin

Dubbed “The Bernstein of early music” (NPR) for his extraordinary charisma and outstanding ability to communicate with his audience, Egarr will perform from J.S. Bach’s monumental collection of preludes and fugues.

aam.co.uk/dsegarr.htm

 

 

 

Mon., Dec. 8, 7:30 PM
NOWELL
LIBER unUSUALIS
Trinity Episcopal Church
1117 Holman (at Main)

Since its founding in 1996, Liber unUsualis has soared to prominence for its warm, compelling and assured performances of Medieval and early-Renaissance music. The American vocal quartet will set the tone for the season with a program of European Christmas music.

www.liberunusualis.com

Sat., Jan. 17, 2009, 8:00PM
FRETWORK with CLARE WILKINSON, Mezzo-soprano
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY! – Celebrating Purcell’s 350th Birthday
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue

A fitting birthday tribute for England’s greatest baroque composer – England’s finest performing his songs and instrumental works. Fretwork, the viol consort, is joined by the radiant voice of mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson.

Fretwork.co.uk

monica huggettFri., April 3, 2009
ENSEMBLE GALATEA
Monica Huggett, violin, Richard Savino, theorbo
Bruce Dickey, cornetto.
CURIOSE INVENZIONI: 17th Century Italian Musical Fireworks
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main St.

Huggett and Savino return to Houston, this time with Bruce Dickey and musicians of Ensemble Galatea, performing a stunning program of seventeenth-century virtuoso Italian masterworks. Works by Marini, Castello, Buonamente, Rognoni and more!

Our 2006-2007 Season

Houston Early Music’s
2006-2007 Season

Music for the present… from the past.

World-class concerts of music from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century performed on historical instruments and using appropriate performance styles.

[Download the Season Brochure in .PDF format]

29 September
ARTEK
 6 November
FLANDERS RECORDER QUARTET
with SUSAN HAMILTON
11 February
Tapestry
16 March
ENSEMBLE CAPRICE
20 April
MONICA HUGGET
RICHARD SAVINO
WILLIAM SKEEN
12 May
EX UMBRIS

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