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Concerts Educational Events
freiburger.jpg (11879 bytes) 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 Chamber Singers)

Co-Sponsored by The Bach Society

November 11, 2000, 8:00 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd.

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 Cathedral

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)


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Bimbetta: Five Babes Go for Baroque

February 13, 2001, 8:00 p.m., Moores Opera House, The University of Houston

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 Bissonnet

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 encounter.

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

Ensemble Anonymus

April 20, 2001, 8:00 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street

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!

Free Family Concert

Ensemble Anonymus

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 Nature Center.

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


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