Opening Season with Rebel

Rebel

8:00 p.m., Friday Oct. 19, 2007 St. Philip Presbyterian Church 4807 San Filipe

7:00 p.m. Free Pre-concert Lecture John Moran, Rebel

Tickets: 713-432-1744 Observing its 40th anniversary season this year, Houston Early Music opens its season with a return visit by the acclaimed New York City-based baroque ensemble, Rebel (pronounced Re-BEL). The program L’estro Armonico: Diverse Trumpet and Violin Concerti features works by Telemann, Valentini, Ragazzi, Stradella and Vivaldi. The eleven member ensemble includes four violins, two violas, cello, bass, theorbo, harpsichord and baroque trumpet. The performance is 8:00 pm, Friday, October 19, 2007 at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Filipe. Hailed by the New York Times as “sophisticated and beguiling” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making,” Rebel has earned an impressive international reputation, enchanting diverse audiences by their unique style and their virtuosic, highly expressive and provocative approach to the Baroque and Classical repertoire. Continue reading

VIRTUOSI D’ITALIA

Monica Huggett, baroque violin Richard Savino, theorbo, guitar William Skeen, baroque cello

8:00 p.m., Friday April 20, 2007

7:00 p.m. pre-concert lecture

Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas Avenue

VIRTUOSI D’ITALIA

Houston Early Music will present British baroque violin virtuoso Monica Huggett, theorbist/guitarist Richard Savino and baroque cellist William Skeen in Virtuosi d’ Italia on Friday, April 20, 8:00 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue. The program of Italian solo violin music from seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries includes the works of Arcangelo Corelli, Dario Castello and Niccolo Paganini. Continue reading