Houston Early Music presents historically

informed performances of music from the Medieval through Classical periods by internationally-recognized artists



We endeavor to make Early Music relevant in the 21st Century by promoting connections to, an appreciation for, and an understanding of the importance and richness of this music: a benefit to both current and future generations.



Houston Early Music is the city’s only presenting organization providing audiences the opportunity to experience world-class 

historically informed performances of music from the Medieval through early Classical periods. We cover a millennium of great works: from between 800-1800.

Initially formed in 1965 as the Houston Harpsichord Society, by a small group of harpsichord enthusiasts who met in members' homes, the organization was officially incorporated as a professional organization in 1968. From this humble beginning, it has grown to become an organization that now curates performance opportunities for major, internationally renowned early music soloists and ensembles offered in annual concert seasons.

Staff & Board of Directors

Deborah Dunham, Executive & Artistic Director

Jan Wilson, Administrative Assistant

Pedro Funes-Whittington, Newsletter Editor

Stephanie Noori, Webmaster

Nancy Ellis, Artistic Director Emerita

Sharon Giuffre KeithPresident

Pedro Funes-Whittington, Secretary

Ruth CrossTreasurer

Magali Suarez Candler, Past President 

Martha Mayberry Hoffman, Board Member

Peter Jensen, Board Member

Deborah Dunham, Ex Officio

Advisory Council

Dr. Helga Kessler Aurisch

Bonnie Chan

Dr. Matthew Dirst

Rick Erickson

Madeleine Hussey

Rodney and Mary Koenig

William Pannill

Sheila Perry

Ed Rinehart

Colin St. Martin

Barrett Sills

Dr. Lijda Vellekoop

Birgitt van Wijk
Catherine Whitney


3400 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002






(713) 325-5377 x 1077

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