Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Royal Splendors – Bach,
the Man of the Courts
October 14, 2000, 8:00 p.m., Stude Concert Hall, Rice University
You will be dazzled by this extraordinary orchestra and by the splendor
of German courts. Bach’s remarkable music composed for kings and princes
provides a festive and regal setting for grandeur.
|Early Conversations Lecture - A Golden World
Dr. Christoph Wolff, 7:00 p.m., Stude Concert Hall
In a rarefied atmosphere in a golden period of his life, Bach rubbed
shoulders with kings, potentates and princes and flourished artistically.
Delight in the ambiance and glory of a brilliant life.
|Vistas of Faith – Bach,
the Man of the Church
Dresden Körnerscher Singverein (Körner
Co-Sponsored by The Bach Society
November 11, 2000, 8:00 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353
Your soul will soar to heights of the sublime as you experience the
sacred universe of Bach who expressed his faith in a stunning outpouring
which has never been equaled.
|Early Conversations Lecture - Comfort and Joy:
Theology in the Music of Bach
Dr. Calvin Stapert, 7:00 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church
Encounter the great religious debates that affected Bach and helped
form his sacred universe.
Sponsored by The Goethe Center for Central European Studies
Wassail! Wassail!Co-Sponsored by the Religion & Arts Council, Christ Church
December 9, 2000, 8:00 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas
Our yearly holiday ornament – the rollicking, festive sounds of
Renaissance England and Europe will help you celebrate the season. Then,
join us in the Great Hall for entertainment, gingerbread, and wassail.
Free admission for children under twelve.
|(no Early Conversations Lecture)
The War of Love
Bimbetta: Five Babes Go for Baroque
February 13, 2001, 8:00 p.m., Moores Opera House, The University of
Just in time for Valentine’s Day – the hot babes of Bimbetta will
provide a sizzling evening of music, proving that there’s nothing new
under the sun in the battle of the sexes. Savor the passion and ardor of
music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras – but – expressed in a
whole new way.
Parental Guidance Warning: Adult language and content.
|Early Conversations Lecture – Chambers of Delight:
Love & Pleasure in Renaissance & Baroque Europe
Dr. Joseph Manca, 7:00 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
And you thought gentlemen’s clubs were a recent innovation… well,
here is your chance to experience some of the original versions. Discover
the erotic art and pleasure palaces of Renaissance and Baroque Europe in a
richly-illustrated slide lecture.
|Hispanic Heritage Series
Los Esplendores de Espańa
Michael Craddock, Vihuela and Ana Azara, Soprano
March 1, 2001, 8:00 p.m., The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001
The mystery and beauty of the vihuela ( a forerunner of the guitar)
along with the transparent beauty of soprano Ana Isabel Azara capture the
romantic and exotic essence of Renaissance and Baroque Spain -- a magical
Early Conversations Lecture - Bella Artes: A Walking
Tour of Spanish Pictures at the MFA
Dr. James Clifton, 7:00 p.m., The Museum of Fine Arts
Tour Spanish works of the Renaissance and Baroque eras from the museum’s
permanent collection in a private walking tour by the Museum’s curator
of Renaissance and Baroque art.
|A Medieval Journey
April 20, 2001, 8:00 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501
Fasten your seat-belts for a jaunt through the medieval world in a tour
provided by Ensemble Anonymus. Your musical voyage ranges from the
transparent harmonies to frolicking dances and spirited tunes
– a journey not to be missed.
|Early Conversations Lecture - Fabulous Feasts
Dr. Jane Chance, 7:00 p.m., Chapel, St. Paul’s
What did those people eat? Through a colorful slide lecture, you
can attend a medieval feast…you can almost smell those peacocks baking!
Saturday, April 21, Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
|Lions, tigers, and unicorns! Oh, my! Introduce your
children to a magical, medieval forest through music and celebrate Arbor
Day at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. At 11:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m., Ensemble Anonymus will present a free, twenty minute concert followed by a
brief "Pied Piper" tour of the woods. In addition, you may
attend a puppet show or one of many other activities available at the
These activities are made possible in part by a grant from the City of
Houston and the Texas Commission on the Arts through the Cultural Arts Council
of Houston and Harris County