Houston Early Music

Houston Early Music's
2005-2006 Season

Click on concert titles below for additional information as it becomes available


The English Concert

Andrew Manze, baroque violin & leader

8:00 pm, Mon., Nov., 7, 2005
Trinity Lutheran Church,
800 Houston Avenue

To open our season, virtuoso baroque violinist Andrew Manze returns to Houston as the new leader of one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles. The program features works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell, Pachelbel, and Biber.


Piffaro

Nowell’s Delight

5:00 pm, Sun.., Dec. 11, 2005
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue

Piffaro brings old musical traditions of Christmas alive in this wide-ranging program of instrumental and vocal carols, motets, songs and dances from England, France, Germany and Spain. Performed on the ensemble’s collection of shawms, sackbuts, recorders, bagpipes, krumhorns, lutes, guitar, and harp, augmented by the shimmering voice of soprano Laura Heimes.


Paolo Pandolfo, viola da Gamba

The Labyrinth and Other Stories —
Music by Marais

8:00 pm, Sat. Jan. 14, 2006
Bethany Christian Church,
3223 Westheimer

Widely regarded today as one of the most important musicians on the European early music scene, Pandolfo will perform the music of Marin Marais, one of the great geniuses of the French Baroque who devoted his life composing for the viol. Performed with harpsichord and theorbo.


Rachel Podger, baroque violin and Gary Cooper, fortepiano

Mozart Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin

8:00 pm, Tue. Feb. 14, 2006
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin

To observe the 250th anniversary of the birth of W. A. Mozart, we present these outstanding young British artists (dubbed "natural Mozartians" by BBC Music Magazine). The duo is receiving accolades for their recent CD release of first volume of the Complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin by Mozart


The Terra Nova Consort

ˇBaylado! — Music of Renaissance Spain

8:00 pm, Fri. Mar. 17, 2006
Trinity Episcopal Church
1015 Holman (at Main)

Back by popular demand! Noted for exploring the ethnic influences on the performance of early music, Terra Nova Consort has been described as "one of the world’s great rock ‘n roll renaissance bands!" (NPR’s St. Paul’s Sunday)


The King’s Noyse

In May Time

8:00 pm, Fri., May 12, 2006
St. Paul United Methodist Church
5501 Main

This popular violin band celebrates May with a Renaissance German program of instrumental and vocal music portraying country life, full of characters dancing and eating much like a Bruegel painting. Featured composers are Henrich Isaac, Ludwig Zenfl, Erasmus Widmann and more.


Recordings by artists featured by Houston Early Music are available at

Joel's Classical Shop  
4010 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 665-0954

 

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