Houston Early Music presents historically
informed performances of music from the
Medieval through Classical periods by
We see Houston Early Music as the Third Coast Cultural Leader and Advocate for Early Music, bringing together Innovative Partnerships, presenting Provocative Performances, and Making Early Music Relevant for our Contemporary Audience.
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
Julia Simpson, Executive & Artistic Director
Sharon Giuffre, President
Andrew White, Secretary
Martha Mayberry Hoffman, Treasurer
Magali Suarez Candler, Board Member
Ruth Cross, Board Member
Peter Jensen, Board Member
Deborah Dunham, Ex Officio
Nancy Ellis, Artistic Director Emerita
Dr. Helga Kessler Aurisch
Dr. Matthew Dirst
Rodney and Mary Koenig
Colin St. Martin
Dr. Lijda Vellekoop
Birgitt van Wijk