Trio Sonnerie featured at Houston Early Music March performance

Download Press Release (Word document) HEMtriosonn.012411.FINAL HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC P. O. Box 271193 Houston, TX 77277-1193 www.HoustonEarlyMusic.org Media contact: Susan Love Fitts, 936-597-8825 susan@susanlovefitts.com Trio Sonnerie featured at Houston Early Music March performance HOUSTON, TX – February 2, 2011 – Trio Sonnerie will be featured at the next Houston Early Music concert on Monday, March 28, 2011. Entitled The Harmony of Nations, the performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030. Continue reading

Program: TRIO SONNERIE

Mon., Mar. 28, 2011 TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir. The Harmony of Nations 7:30PM, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 6221 Main Street (77030) See all information about this concert BUY TICKETS HARMONY OF NATIONS Trio Sonnerie Monica Huggett, baroque violin Emilia Benjamin, viola da gamba James johnstone, harpsichord

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TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir.

Mon., Mar. 28, 2011 TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir. The Harmony of Nations 7:30PM, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 6221 Main Street (77030)
Trio Sonnerie, Monica Huggett’s longest running and smallest group, comes from the UK to present the choicest pick of Europe’s chamber music from the Baroque period. Biber’s astonishing “Mystery Sonatas” for virtuoso violin contrast with exquisitely refined French music for viola da gamba and sprightly tunes from Jacobean England. Of course, the Harmony of Nations wouldn’t be complete without JS Bach, here represented by a magnificent sonata for violin and harpsichord. Continue reading

Viols in Our Schools Brings Early Music to Houston Area Schools

Below is information on upcoming school collaborative performances for the education initiative in ‘Viols in Our Schools’, a pilot-program of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and organized by Phillip W. Serna of the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols: April 10, 2008, Residency at the High School at the Performing and Visual Arts Lecture Performances about early stringed instruments (specifically viols/ violas da gamba) for music & history students April 11, 2008, Residency at Johnston Middle School Lecture Performances about early stringed instruments (specifically viols/ violas da gamba) for music & history students For more information see http://violsinourschools.org/
Focusing on Music, History (European History) and English (Music of Shakespeare’s time) classes. A pilot program for the Viola da Gamba Society of America and the Spirit of Gambo, a Chicago Consort of Viols, ‘Viols in Our Schools’ focuses on bringing early strings to the classroom setting. With the viola da gamba/ viol’s connection to the evolution of the guitar (via the lute), it is an ideal instrument to introduce earlier repertoire to guitar classes, while it’s frequent use in the madrigal repertoire and use as a continuo instrument makes the viol an ideal for demonstrating to choral classes as well as to music theory and history classes. In addition to music programs, ‘Viols in Our Schools’ demonstrates early European music to European history classes, as well as English/ Literature classes focusing on Elizabethan/ Shakespearen England. You can visit ‘Viols in Our Schools’ at http://www.violsinourschools.org/.