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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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American Legends

Apollo's Bold Frontiers season and 20x2020 project triumphantly conclude with a commission by the world’s most performed living composer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Grammy winner Jennifer Higdon. The new string quartet is thematically connected to Higdon’s Grammy-winning opera, Cold Mountain, with a mélange of bluegrass and Appalachian fiddle styles. Trailblazing pianist Lara Downes joins Apollo…

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Anthracite Fields: Bang on a Can All-Stars and Houston Chamber Choir

Bang on a Can All-Stars; Houston Chamber Choir; Julia Wolfe, guest composer; Julian Wachner, conductor Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields is a lovingly detailed oratorio with original video about turn-of-the-20th-century Pennsylvania coal miners, awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music. This haunting, timely work draws on oral histories, interviews, speeches, geographic descriptions, children’s rhymes, and coal advertisements to…

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Jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenon

Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón is a multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón has built a distinguished career as a leader and has also toured or recorded with SFJAZZ Collective, Charlie Haden, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner,…

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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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Starry Night Concert

There is no greater place than Houston to celebrate our love of outer space and dreaming of the stars. Join the Houston Pride Band for a night of music inspired by the cosmos, including sections from Star Wars, Holst’s ‘The Planets’, Star Trek, and other popular contemporary favorites!

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