A Message from HEM's Executive Director
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and life to everything.
Dear Friends and Early Music Lovers,
Is it time to re-tune?
The current crush of a pandemic, racial injustices, global transgressions, and the aftermath of tragic events leave us without words and filled with uncertainty.
In every century, humanity suffers and survives crisis upon crisis. So too does humanity's reflection, found in the arts and music of each time period, suffer and survive.
Because of commitment to its mission, and after much deliberation, Houston Early Music is planning an Interlude Season 2020-21, postponing live performances of artists and ensembles until the following year.
In lieu of these live concerts next season, Houston Early Music will:
Continue its mission as a presenter by offering an online Early Music Concert Information HUB in Texas.
Schedule online performances of Early Music artists and ensembles from previous seasons for your listening pleasure between September and May.
Publish our commemorative book 50 Years of Early Music, written by Rice Professor Emerita, Dr. Anne Schnoebelen.
Introduce a new blog exploring Early Music within a more global context this Fall.
Invite you to participate in Transformational Opinion Polls and play an integral part in the vision ahead for Season 2021-2022 and beyond.
Yes, it is time to re-tune.
We are all witnesses to history in the making, and our impact is reflected through our actions. As lovers of music from the Medieval through Early Classical eras, we also know the power and longevity that this great music holds. On behalf of the Houston Early Music Board of Directors, many, many thanks for your profoundly generous donations that exceeded our Fiscal Year-End Goal of 10,000!
It is especially, in times like these, that your support continues connecting us to the seasons ahead of inspirational Early Music.
Thank you for your tremendous contributions, and may you be well and safe!
Houston Early Music
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Many, many thanks for helping us exceed our Fiscal Year-End Goal of $10,000!
The humanity of music moves us, heals us, soothes us, and speaks to our hearts and souls in unique and seemingly magical ways. It is a vital element in the fiber of our lives, especially in times like ours now.
YOU are a vital part of Houston Early Music. Your continual support ensures a strong international early music relationship between our exceptional city and excellent guest artists and ensembles from around the world.
Your generous donations keep Houston Early Music mission-driven and committed to maintaining that connection between you and outstanding historically-informed performances of the Medieval through the Early Classical eras.
In gratitude, have a safe and healthy summer, and we look forward to celebrating the gloriousness of Early Music together with you along the way!