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THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC

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Andrew Manze, Violin Soloist and Director

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

Be with us for the opening concert of our exciting new season, presented in Houston's splendid new performing arts facility, for a concert of glittering Baroque masterpieces by Biber, Leclair, Handel, Geminiani, Vivaldi and Telemann. This British ensemble is widely recognized as one of the world's premier period instrument ensembles. The Academy will be lead by virtuoso violinist, Andrew Manze, in his final season as the Academy's director.
VARIACIONES DEL FANDANGO ESPAÑOL

Andreas Staier, Harpsichord

Tuesday, November 12, 2002, 8:00 p.m.
Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music

Early Conversation Lecture Series, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Matthew Dirst, University of Houston
Scarlatti, Soler and the Spanish Style

Experience the seductive rhythms of Spanish dance as interpreted by the composers of the 18th century. This German harpsichordist, noted for his stunning virtuosity, will perform works by Soler, D. Scarlatti, Gallés and Lopez.
Hispanic Heritage Series

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VILLANCICOS DE NAVIDAD

El Mundo, Richard Savino, Director

Sunday, December 15, 2002, 4:00 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral

You and your family are invited to a celebration of La Navidad with a festive concert of Renaissance and Baroque Christmas music from Spain and her New World colonies. Noted West Coast guitarist, Richard Savino, leads this dynamic ensemble in our holiday offering. Be our guest afterwards for a fiesta in the Great Hall.
THE CALL OF THE PHOENIX

HoustonChronicle.com - Review Orlando Consort gives 'Phoenix' new life

The Orlando Consort

Tuesday, January 28, 2003, 8:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church

Early Conversation Lecture Series, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Thomas Crow, University of St. Thomas

English Catholic music of the 14th and 15th centuries, presumed lost during the Reformation, has re-emerged over the centuries and is brought to life again by this renowned British vocal ensemble. The program of stunningly inventive and serene sacred music includes music by Dunstaple, Forest, Plummer and Pyamour, together with works by composers whose names will never be known.
PASTOURELLE - The Art of Machaut and the Trouvères

Fortune's Wheel

Fortune's Wheel

Sunday, March 2, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral

Early Conversation Lecture Series, 3:00 p.m.
Robert Mealy
Finding the Trouvères: An Exploration of French Culture around 1300

This "virtuosic and joyful" ensemble (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) presents an evening of delights from the springtime of Medieval France, from the birth of the trouvère tradition to the intricate music of Machaut, "the last of the trouvères." Intimate monophony and splendid polyphony are interlaced with exhilarating instrumental dance music to bring to life the rich tapestry of 14th century France.

Fortune's Wheel website
www.fortuneswheel.org

 

CHIAR’OSCURO

Musica Pacifica

Friday, April 11, 2003, 8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church 
5300 Main at Bissonnet

Musica Pacifica website: http://www.musicapacifica.org/

Renowned vocalist and cornettist Michael Collver joins Bay Area favorite Musica Pacifica in exploring the astonishing range of passions in the music and poetry of 17th century Italy.

Early Conversations Lecture SeriesThe Splendor of the Serenissima, Dr. Edgar Peters Bowron, Museum of Fine Arts Houston > 7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church

Free Family Concert

2:00 p.m., April 12, 2003
Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1100 Bissonnet

Sponsored by Newfield Exploration Company

Celebrate spring with your entire family as Musica Pacifica presents an hour of sparkling 17th and 18th century masterpieces.

Concert is free with general admission to the MFAH. Children 18 and under are admitted free to MFAH on weekends with their public library card. (This concert is not part of season package.)

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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