As we move toward the twenty-first century, we feel it is
important to gather and treasure the best of a rich cultural
legacy from the past. We invite you to begin your millennial journey with an evening with Viennas fabulous fourMozart,
Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubertin a concert celebrating the
legacy of one of Houstons great patrons of the arts,
Eleanor McCollum. Your journey continues with the luminous
harmonies of Josquin in an evening that promises to be
esthetically and spiritually moving. We celebrate Christmas in
English Renaissance style and then tour the Alhambra in word and
song. Next, we pause to celebrate the 250th Bach anniversary year
in a series of concerts titled "Bach at the
MillenniumSeasons of a Mans Life"
Join some of the worlds most inspired musicians who
recreate music by the masters in a journey of discovery.
Ellen Hargis, Soprano
Friday, September 17, 1999, 8:00 p.m.
Stude Concert Hall, Rice University
|You will be dazzled by an evening of
Viennese splendor when we celebrate the glorious legacy
of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven with the Mozartean
Players, an ensemble whose "zestful flair really
strikes sparks." Cutting-edge classics!
Early Music will honor the extraordinary spirit and
glorious legacy of Eleanor Searle McCollum at our opening
concert by the Mozartean Players. Through the music of
great masters, we pay tribute to her philanthropic
endeavors and years of devoted patronage to the arts in
|The Clerks Group
Tuesday, November 9, 1999,
St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer
Early Conversations Lecture 7:00 p.m.
The Search for Josquin, Dr. John Lienhard
|Enter the profound and contemplative
world of Josquin. Transcendent sounds of sorrow and
celebration echo across the vaults of St. Anne's in music
that is intensely involving and deeply moving.
|The York Waits
Old Christmas Return'd
Friday, December 10,
1999, 8:00 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas
Our yearly holiday
ornamentexperience the festive sounds, colors, and
costumes of Renaissance England as Henry VIII's wind band
regally entertains you for the Christmas season. Then,
join us for a celebration in the Great Hall to feast on
gingerbread and wassail.
|Bach at the Millennium Series
the SoulBach, The Private Man
Tuesday, January 18, 2000, 8:00 p.m.
2501 Sunset Blvd.
Early Conversations Lecture7:00
Baroque Soliloquies, Dr. Matthew
The rich strains of the Cello Suites will
draw you into a personal encounter with Bachs
soulone that reveals the most private and
passionate expressions of the entire range of human
emotion and experience.
|HISPANIC HERITAGE SERIES
Voices from the Alhambra
Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Moores Opera House, The University of Houston
Early Conversations Lecture7:00 p.m.
Ruby of the Crown, Dr. Nora Laos
|Voices of the past come to life. Through
song and poetry, you will be transported to the world of
Medieval Spain and to a unique age that was a pinnacle of
Islamic science and art, a golden age of Hebrew poetry,
and a flowering of Christian theology and music.
|Bach at the Millennium Series
Baroque with Patti Spain, Soprano
The Well-Tempered FamilyBach, The Husband
Friday, April 14, 2000
St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer
Early Conversations Lecture 7:00 p.m.,
A Bach Family Album, Dr. Michael
|Spend the evening with the Bach family at
home. You will be charmed and touched by the expressions
of love and devotion found in the musical scrapbook
compiled by Bachs second wife and by music he
composed for his children.