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Concerts Associated Event
Viennese Visionaries

Smithsonian Chamber Players

8:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2001
Stude Concert Hall, Rice University [map]

See Program Notes

Mozart and Schubert…two brief lives whose unique vision and groundbreaking sonorities changed music forever. Be moved by their passion, savor the sublime beauty they created.

Join us in a champagne toast to the inaugural performance of Houston Early Music's 2001-2002 season of world class musical performances.

Reception from 7:00-7:45 p.m. in Stude Concert Hall.

Italian Treasures

Rebel

8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2001
Stude Concert Hall, Rice University [map]

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Sparks fly as Rebel creates alchemy on stage with concerti by the fiery red priest of Venice—Antonio Vivaldi—and rare gems by lesser known composers unearthed from hidden manuscripts and now allowed to shine again.

Early Conversations Lecture - The Allure of Italy, Dr. Joseph Manca

7:00 p.m., Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University

From the splendors of the Renaissance to the exuberant richness of the baroque—discover the magnificence that is Italy in a richly illustrated tour of its art and architecture by art historian Dr. Manca.

 

Nöel! Nöel!

Terra Nova

8:00 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2001
Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas [map]

Co-Sponsored by the Religion & Arts Council, Christ Church Cathedral

Our yearly holiday ornament—welcome the Yuletide season at a spirited Mediterranean Provençal/gypsy fête. The festive sounds of strings, percussion, and voices celebrate this most special time of year. Free admission for children under twelve.

See Terra Nova Website  http://www.terranovaconsort.com/ 

Holiday Reception - After the concert, join us in the Great Hall for amusements and libations.
Rosa Mistica - A Voice Her Own

Capella Artemisia

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8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2002
St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer [map]

Voices raised in radiant harmony and praise, voices that were threatened by authorities, voices that refused to be silenced… Hear the joyous outpouring of their love for God in an evening of liturgical music from 17th century Italian convents.

Early Conversations Lecture - Gardens of the Spirit, Dr. Lorraine Stock

7:00 p.m., St. Anne

For centuries, the gardens of monasteries and convents nurtured the spirit, healed the sick and preserved knowledge of herbology and botany. This illustrated lecture explores the medieval origins of places of repose, refuge and healing and their continuation into the present time.

La Bella Vita

Duo Favoloso – Pasquale Rucco, Doug James, Guitarists

8:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet [map]

Co-sponsored by Guitar Houston and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

A sparkling evening of music, art, and wine—the good life, indeed! Sensual guitar serenades from the 19th century at an intimate concert with a tour of Italian art and a tasting of Italian wines celebrate La Bella Vita.

Early Conversations Lecture - Italian Pleasures, Dr. James Clifton

6:30 p.m., Tour - The Museum of Fine Art, Houston

7:15 p.m., Wine Tasting

Sample the pleasures of Italian art and wine through a walking tour of the art of Italy from the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston culminating in a tasting of Italian wines

Hispanic Heritage Series

Missa Mexicana

The Harp Consort with Steven Player, Dancer

8:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2002
St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer [map]

Co-Sponsored by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The intense devotional and liturgical music of the Mexican baroque, a unique fusion of many cultures, is brought to blazing life in a brilliant array of song, dance and instrumental harmonies.

Early Conversations Lecture Series - Splendors of Vice Regal Mexico: Three Centuries of Treasures from the Museo Franz Mayer

7:00 p.m., St. Anne

Take a slide tour of the exhibit "Splendors of Vice Regal Mexico" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston which reveals the glories of 15th- to 18th-century Mexico.

early encounters with music - free family concert

Maravilla de Mexico

The Harp Consort with Steven Player, Dancer

1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6
Brown Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet [map]

Cosponsored by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Unlock a treasure chest filled with glistening melodic jewels of 15th- to 18th-century Mexico. Introduce your family to the richness of the cultures which formed Mexico at a twenty-minute concert at either 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Then see the art and artifacts from this period by touring the exhibit "Splendors of Vice Regal Mexico." Admission to concert is free with admission to museum.

Please note - this concert is not part of the season package.

 
The Titans Speak

PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO CONDITIONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR A DIFFERENT LOCATION AND DATE.  WE SINCERELY REGRET ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS CHANGE CAUSES OUR PATRONS. ALL TICKETS TO THE ORIGINAL DATE AND LOCATION  WILL BE HONORED.

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra with Emma Kirkby

8:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2002
St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer [map]

In cooperation with The American Bach Society and Moores School of Music

Two great titans of music—Bach and Handel—are brought to vivid life by electrifying performances by two of the international stars of the early music arena: the phenomenal Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the incomparable Emma Kirkby. We’ve brought them back for you because of overwhelming demand. Don’t miss this stellar evening!

Early Conversations Lecture Series - A Baroque Detective Tale, Dr. Christoph Wolff

7:00 p.m.

A priceless manuscript collection disappears during wartime, whom do you call? Internationally esteemed Bach scholar, Dr. Christoph Wolff details how he found the famous Sing-Akademie archive after years of detective work.

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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