Press release for 2009-2010 Season

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P. O. Box 271193

Houston, TX 77277-1193

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Susan Love Fitts, 936-597-8825

Houston Early Music announces 2009-2010 Season

HOUSTON, TX— June 27, 2009 – Houston Early Music announces its 2009-2010 season featuring four internationally known groups – Red Priest, The Rose Ensemble, Ensemble Caprice and Tapestry. Each will delight audiences with inventive programs, outstanding virtuosity and their expertise in early music performance.

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Houston Early Music—2009-2010 Season

Houston Early Music is excited to announce the concerts in its 2009/2010 season. We hope you will join us for the outstanding performances by some of the leading artists in early music today. Please see our Subscription Page


This season we will send our concert reminders via email. Please be sure to give us your contact information by emailing us at or calling us at 713-432-1744. If you don’t use email, please let us know that by phone or mail at Houston Early Music, P.O. Box 271193, Houston, TX 77277-1193





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A Nightmare in Venice

Trinity Episcopal Church
1015 Holman (at Main)



Just when you thought it was safe to go to a Baroque concert – UK’s Red Priest comes to town with a Halloween fest of some of the most extraordinary chamber music of the Baroque era, featuring Vivaldi’s Nightmare Concerto, Tartini’s Devil’s Trill sonata, Masque music by Robert Johnson, Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Leclair’s Demon Airs and Red Priest’s own Fantasia on Corelli’s La Follia.

“If the Rolling Stones played recorder, violin, cello and harpsichord and their genre was 17th-century music, they would be the band called Red Priest” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette








Sun., Dec. 13, 2009, 5:00PM


Celebremos el NiñoA Mexican Baroque Christmas

Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Ave.


Early Mexican music resounds in this joyful holiday program featuring over two centuries of festive Christmas dances, ballads and villancicos from the great cathedrals of Puebla and Mexico City. Accompanied by viola da gamba, vihuela da mano and percussion, solos and choruses burst forth in this program that’s anything but predictable.

“a scholarly, period-conscious group, they sing and play with a lusty ease that blows the dust off old music.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel





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Music of Paradise and Hell

Christ the King Lutheran Church
2353 Rice Blvd




Montreal-based Ensemble Caprice, under the artistic direction of recorder virtuosi Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, returns to perform a dazzling selection of 17th century works on recorders, viola da gamba, baroque guitar and percussion. The performance in conjunction with Society of Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference.

“Such dazzling virtuosity on the recorder leaves you in staggering daze!  We wonder by which diabolical trick the flautists manage to articulate at such speed, with so much breath and energy.” Le Devoir – Canada

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Fri., Apr. 16, 2010,  8:00PM


Faces of a Woman

Trinity Episcopal Church
1015 Holman (at Main)


The three women of Tapestry, joined by Shira Kammen, vielle and harp return to Houston with a program crisscrossing borders and centuries to tell tales of remarkable women who inspired nations and generations. These women captured the imaginations of artists, composers, and writers throughout the ages.

“An ensemble that plants haunting vibrations, old and new, in our ears.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer






Subscribe to our season and receive a discount on ticket price. As a season subscribers you will be given priority seating. Prices at the door are $35 for general admission, $30 for seniors and $10 for students (with student ID). Free admission for children under 15.

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Concert: Tapestry

TAPESTRY with Medieval Strings

Three Weddings and a Funeral

Celebratory Music of Guillaume Du Fay (1397-1474)

and his Contemporaries


Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 4pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main)
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The original site for this concert has changed. The new site is Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main).  The time and date (Sunday, February 11 at 4:00 pm) remain the same.  See letter to subscribers

Houston Early Music will present the vocal ensemble Tapestry in Three Weddings and a Funeral, a program featuring secular and sacred music of Guillaume Du Fay, the most famous composer of late-Middle Age/early Renaissance.  The Boston-based trio (Laurie Monahan, mezzo-soprano, Cristi Catt, soprano and Daniela Tosic, alto) will be joined by Medieval Strings (Shira Kammen and Dana Maiben, medieval fiddles and Grant Herreid, tenor and lute). The performance will be at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main).

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