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
Pedro Funes-Whittington, Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Noori, Webmaster
Nancy Ellis, Artistic Director Emerita
Sharon Giuffre Keith, President
Pedro Funes-Whittington, Secretary
Ruth Cross, Treasurer
Magali Suarez Candler, Past President
Peter Jensen, Board Member
Dr. Helga Kessler Aurisch
Dr. Matthew Dirst
Rodney and Mary Koenig
Colin St. Martin
Dr. Lijda Vellekoop
Birgitt van Wijk