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Bach Goes Greek

Our 2019/20 season finale brings the full ensemble to the stage with six outstanding singers, for an evening of Bach cantatas with characters drawn from Greek mythology. Bach and his librettist turned the legendary competition between Phoebus (Apollo) and Pan into a lively singing contest, and so does Ars Lyrica. Tara Faircloth directs Bach’s comic…

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THE QUEEN’S SIX: THE ORIGINS OF BAROQUE VOCAL MUSIC

The select vocalists, who travel the globe to share their unique style, were a part of the international stage during the recent marriage of Prince Harry. Making its Houston Early Music debut with The Origins of Baroque Vocal Music, the a cappella ensemble will present a program charting the progress of European Renaissance music through…

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Night Vision: Things Seen and Unseen

Wisdom and understanding are gifts of inner contemplation often enhanced by surrounding darkness.  We explore these gifts in a religious context with Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, considered by many to be his greatest work. The poignant reflection by Schiller in “The Night” cast in a famously virtuosic setting by Strauss enables us to experience the richness…

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Circlesong

Houston Chamber Choir welcomes renowned British composer Bob Chilcott for the world premiere of his newly revised Circlesong, a complete life cycle based on indigenous writings. Set for adult and youth choirs and percussion ensemble, each movement expresses a unique facet of the love and loss that was the Native American experience as our nation…

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Goya's World

The turbulent environment of Spanish artist Francisco Goya takes center stage in a multi-media program featuring lively instrumental and vocal works by Francisco Courcelle, Fernando Sor, Vicente Garviso, plus one of Luigi Boccherini’s beloved guitar quintets, all accompanied by projections of Goya’s artwork. “Goya’s World: Reflexión y Revolución” is curated and guest directed by Ars…

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American Mavericks: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

James K. Schooler Memorial Concert One of America’s premier instrumental ensembles, the Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. Pat Metheny’s Road to the Sun, composed for the LAGQ, is filled with Metheny’s trademark grooves, haunting melodies and rich extended harmonies. The Quartet honors some of this country’s most…

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