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Fretwork, with Clare Wilkinson
7:00 PM Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Matthew Dirst
HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC AND FRETWORK CELEBRATE PURCELL’S 350TH BIRTHDAY
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During 2009 the musical world will be celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of Henry Purcell (1659–1695), one of the most strikingly original and individual musical voices. Houston Early Music joins in the celebration by presenting the acclaimed British viol consort Fretwork in a program of the composer’s instrumental and vocal works. English mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson, whose ravishing voice has won her international critical acclaim, joins the consort in the program entitled Happy Birthday, Henry! The performance will be 8:00PM, Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue.
In 2006, Fretwork celebrated 20 years of performing music old and new, and looks forward to a challenging and exciting future as the world’s leading consort of viols. In these last two decades, the ensemble has explored the core repertory of great English consort music, from Taverner to Purcell, and made classic recordings against which others are judged. In addition, Fretwork has become known as pioneers of contemporary music for viols, having commissioned over 30 new works. The list of composers is like the roll call of the most prominent writers of our time, including George Benjamin, Michael Nyman, Sir John Tavener, Elvis Costello, Alexander Goehr, John Woolrich, Peter Sculthorpe, Sally Beamish and Simon Bainbridge.
Prior to the concert at 7:00PM, there will be a lecture by Dr. Matthew Dirst, Moores School of Music, University of Houston.
Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, $10 for students, under 15 free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 713-432-1744.
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