The Galileo Project
Thur. Nov. 13, 2014, 8:00 pm
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
(Co-sponsored with Da Camera of Houston)
Explore a fusion of arts and science! Tafelmusik performs the music of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, enhanced by poetic narration and choreography, with a backdrop of high-definition images captured by the Hubble Telescope.
Please note: Houston Early Music subscribers receive a discount on preferred seating for this concert, but single tickets will only be available through Da Camera of Houston. Our standard single ticket prices and free admission for children do not apply.
Tickets for Tafelmusik’s The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres are $30, $45 and $65. Tickets are available by contacting Da Camera, 1427 Branard, at 713-524-5050 or online at www.dacamera.com. Tickets for students and senior citizens are always half-price. $5 student rush tickets available 30 minutes before the concert begins.
Exploring the fusion of the art, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra comes to Houston with the imaginative concert The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres, Thursday, November 13 at 8:00 PM in the Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center. The concert commemorates Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope. Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, has become an internationally recognized ensemble, lauded by Gramophone magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.” Tafelmusik musicians, including violinist and Music Director Jeanne Lamon, perform the music from memory with a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers. The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres features poetic narration, choreography and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Henry Purcell, Handel and Galileo’s brother Michelangelo Galilei, among others. Continue reading