Friday, October 11, 2002, 8:00 p.m.
Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby Street

Maps to Hobby Center Parking Information
hobby1.gif (52542 bytes) hobby2.gif (43634 bytes) Your concert ticket at the hall does not include parking. Parking is available at the associated parking building, for $5. Of course patrons may try on-street parking, but that is very limited.

If you are a season subscriber joining us for the after-concert reception, remember that Hobby Center is located pretty much at the beginning of the Allen Parkway. Going west on Allen, it turns into Kirby, and the residence is on the right hand side. Location and parking is marked on the reverse side of your invitation card.

 

THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC

Andrew Manze – Director/violin soloist

(See also Academy of Ancient Music home page)

Houston Early Music will open its 2002-2003 season with a performance by the Academy of Ancient Music under the direction of violin soloist, Andrew Manze in his final North American appearances with The AAM.

The original Academy of Ancient Music was established in 1726 for the purpose of studying and performing ‘old’ music — defined initially as music composed at least a century earlier, but soon to include more contemporary composers, most notably Handel. The modern revival of The Academy, founded by Christopher Hogwood in 1973, created one of the first ‘period-instrument’ orchestras and is now renowned worldwide for its concerts and recordings of music from the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic eras. In addition, the group has commissioned work and recorded works by the contemporary British composer, John Tavener and performed works by David Bedford and John Woolrich.

Among the numerous recordings The Academy has to its credit are the complete symphonies of Mozart on period instruments, and the complete piano concertos and symphonies of Beethoven and is in the process of recording the complete Haydn symphonies and the piano concertos of Mozart.

Andrew Manze, trained as a Cambridge classicist, studied violin with Simon Standage and Maria Leonhardt. He was named Associate Director of The AAM in 1996. He is also ‘Artist in residence’ at the Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Manze is also active as a conductor in large scale oratorio and symphonic repertoire, with the Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester as well as the symphony orchestras of Stavanger, Tampere Norrköping. He guest directs the chamber orchestras of Zurich, Basel, Västerås and Norway, and period instrument ensembles such as The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, Philharmonia Baroque (USA), Tafelmusik and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

The 2002-03 tours mark Andrew Manze’s final North American appearances with The AAM in his role as Associate Director. He has been named Music Director of the English Concert, taking over from Trevor Pinnock in summer, 2003

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and students, and may be purchased at the door or by calling  the Hobby Center box office 713.315-2525. There will be no charge for children 12 years and under.

 

PROGRAM

 

Handel Concerto grosso in D major, Op.6 no.5 Georg Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

[Grave]-Allegro

Presto

Largo

Allegro

Menuet

 

Violin Concerto in E major, RV271, 'L'amoroso', (‘the amorous’) Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Allegro

Cantabile

Allegro

 

Völker-Ouverture (Folk Suite) Georg Philip Telemann (1681 - 1767)

Ouverture

Les Suisses (Swiss)

Les Moscovites (The people of Moscow)

Les Portugais (Portuguese)

Les Turcs (Turks)

 

--Intermission--

 

Concerto grosso, Il Pianto d’Arianna ('Ariadne's lament'), Op.7 no.6 Pietro Locatelli (1695 - 1764)

Andante-Allegro-Adagio-Andante-Allegro-Largo

Largo andante

Grave-Allegro

Largo

 

Battalia Heinrich I. F. Biber (1644 - 1704)

Sonata

Die liederliche Gesellschaft von allerley Humor (The dissolute company and their pranks)

Presto

March

Presto

Aria

Die Schlacht (The Battle)

Lamento der Verwundten Musquetir (The Lament of the Wounded Musketeers)

 

Follia (orchestration of Archangelo Corelli’s Op.5 no.12) Francesco Geminiani (1687 - 1762)

 


This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Houston and Harris County through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County


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