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From Brandenburg to Esterházy

Ars Lyrica’s 2018/19 season finale travels from Brandenburg to Esterházy, with Bach’s two remaining concertos and a concerto by Franz Joseph Haydn. The second “Brandenburg” concerto offers the set’s oddest combination of soloists—recorder, oboe, violin, and trumpet—while the fourth is a stealth concerto, ostensibly for violin and two recorders, though the violinist leaves everyone in…

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Leipzig after Bach

Houston Chamber Choir’s last concert of the 2018-2019 Season, Leipzig after Bach, provides the final piece to their diverse and entertaining season of choral music. The names Johann Doles, Johann Hiller and Johann Schicht may not register with us today but they were among those entrusted with the musical life of the Thomaskirche after the…

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Don Giovanni

The legendary womanizer Don Giovanni adventures across Europe with his resourceful servant Leporello to take advantage of women and indulge his hedonistic desires. In Seville, after abandoning his latest conquest, the playboy plans to seduce even more women, including noblewoman Donna Anna and peasant Zerlina. Unfortunately, his luck runs out. Mozart's masterpiece returns to HGO…

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Flor de Lã - New Brazilian Classics

KINETIC and APERIO, Music of the America's team up for a joint season finale celebrating the sounds of Brazil. Beginning with the rarely-performed 'Concerto for Percussion and Strings' by Camargo Guarnieri and Heitor Villa-Lobos’s 'Bachianas No. 9', the program continues with a spotlight on Brazilian-American composer and guest artist, Clarice Assad. The alluring song cycle 'Elementos',…

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Lolly Willowes

The musical drama Lolly Willowes, adapted from Sylvia Townsend Warner's wonderful 1926 novel*, will be premiered on April 18 and 20 at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center, Houston (MATCH). It's the story of a London woman who is lost, alone, and perplexed. A woman caught for many years in a life she hasn't chosen...but…

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