Houston Early Music Season for 2014-2015

Houston Early Music Season for 2014-2015

Join Houston Early Music for our 2014-2015 Concert Season with six stellar early music ensembles. Sounds of ancient origins, powerful and timeless, inspire and transport audiences. 

SUBSCRIBE EARLY AND SAVE: Order your season subscriptions by July 1 and hear six world-class early music concerts for the same price as five in our last season’s series.

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

Mon. Nov. 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,

1111 St. Joseph Parkway

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With this choral masterpiece, Monteverdi forged a dramatic and vivid new musical style, evoking the struggle between the archaic and the revolutionary. Performed by seven vocal soloists, renowned chamber choir Apollo’s Singers, and an orchestra of period instruments including sackbuts and cornetti.

The Galileo Project

Thur. Nov. 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
(Co-sponsored with Da Camera of Houston)

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A fusion of arts, science and culture from the 17th and 18th centuries featuring poetic narration, choreography and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel performed to a backdrop of images from the Hubble telescope. Individual tickets are only available from Da Camera of Houston. Our subscribers receive a significant discount on preferred seating for this concert.


EL MUNDO, Richard Savino, Director
Villancicos y Cantadas de Navidad

Fri. Dec. 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue

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Audience favorite El Mundo returns with a celebration of Christmas music from Italy, Spain and Latin America. For our holiday program El Mundo will present newly discovered and transcribed works by Salazar, Zipoli, and others and a short mass discovered in the archives of a California mission.

Make a Joyful Noise

Sun., Feb. 15, 2015, 3:00 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1311 Holman St.

Burgundian alta capella ensembles piped across Renaissance Europe from Antwerp to Zaragosa, improvising florid polyphony over songs, dances, and sacred chant. Ciaramella takes shawms, recorders, bagpipes and sackbuts in hand, bringing their joyful noise to life. A main-stage concert for the 2015 Houston Early Music Festival.


Bach and Forth

Fri., Mar. 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Location TBA

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Winners of the Audience Prize at the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competitions, this dynamic new ensemble of two violins, cello and harpsichord performs works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Buxtehude, Rosenmu?ller, Erlebach and Telemann.

Stile Moderno, New Music from the 17th Century

Fri., Apr. 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Location TBA


“Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” according to The New York Times, Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period. Works by Castello, Fontana, Merula, Marini and others performed on baroque violins, cello, sackbut and harpsichord.

Season Subscriptions for 2014 – 2015

Season Subscriptions and Concert Tickets

Choose a season package of tickets to all six of the concerts or a mini- pass option selecting tickets to three concerts. SUBSCRIBE EARLY AND SAVE: Order your season subscriptions by July 1 and hear six world-class early music concerts for the same price as five in our last season’s series.

The benefits of being a season subscriber include:

  • Save on ticket price over single ticket purchase
  • Priority seating at concerts
  • Free lost ticket replacement
  • Discount on purchase of extra tickets for your guests. 

Order Subscriptions Online

You may purchase your subscriptions online at this time. The physical tickets will be mailed to your address about a month prior to the first concert. Please provide your email in case we need to contact you about your order. (We will also use your email to send concert reminders and offer you discount single tickets.)

FULL SEASON General Admission $180 ($200 after July 1)
Senior Admission (age 60+) $155 ($175 after July 1)
MINI-PASS (three concerts) General Admission $110
Senior Admission (age 60+) $95
  • Select the type of ticket in the drop-down box below.
  • Then click Add to Cart and you will be taken to your shopping cart on the PayPal  webpage. Enter the number of tickets desired, and click Update.
  • If you wish other types of tickets click Continue Shopping to return to this page
  • When you are finished, click  on the PayPal page to complete the purchase. Note: if you wish to pay by credit card, click “Check Out” and you may enter your credit card information. You do not need a PayPal account.


For Mini-Pass orders, choose three concerts and enter the numbers in the box below ticket type. See Houston Early Music Season for details of each concert. 

  1. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. APOLLO’S FIRE
  2. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. TAFELMUSIK
  3. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m. EL MUNDO
  4. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m. CIARAMELLA 
  5. Friday, Mar. 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. THE SEBASTIANS
  6. Friday, Apr. 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. QUICKSILVER

MINI-PASS (3 concerts)
Enter numbers for 3 concerts

Please consider adding a tax-deductible donation to your order. For other amounts see our donations page


Order Subscriptions by Mail

You may download and print our Mini Brochure 2014-2015, fill out the form and return by mail. 

Single Concert Tickets

Throughout the season you may purchase single tickets to concerts either online or at the concert venue. The prices will be

  • $40 General Admission
  • $35 Senior Admisssion (age 60 and over)
  • $20 Student Admission

Help Keep the Music Coming:

Only a fraction of concert costs are covered by ticket sales. Your tax-deductible donation, in any amount, will enable us to continue to present the finest performances of early music.  Please consider making a donation at the time you purchase your season subscription.

Order by mail our 2014-2015 Season

Houston Early Music announces our 2014-2015 Season

Subscribe early, and save! Sign up before July 1st and hear six world-class music concerts for the same price as our five-concert series from 2014-2014.

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Mini Brochure 2014-2015

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Hispanic Heritage Series ENSEMBLE CAPRICE Salsa Baroque: Baroque music from Latin America FRIDAY, APR. 11, 2014, 7:30 PM Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Pre-concert talk by ensemble director Matthias Maute at 6:45pm
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Discount on “Susanna” from Ars Lyrica

 Discount on “Susanna” from Ars Lyrica 

If you like Handel’s Messiah, you’ll enjoy Susanna
English-language presentation
Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 30, 2014 2:30 pm 
Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
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Robert Burgess Lynn (1930 – 2014)

Houston Early Music Mourns the Death of Professor Robert B. Lynn

Houston Early Music joins the Bach Society Houston and Christ the King Lutheran Church in mourning the death of Professor Robert B. Lynn, the founding director of The Bach Society Choir and Orchestra.  Continue reading