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Monday, October 19, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
  • Mercury - Mercury Moments - Houston. Spend a night enjoying some of the "greatest hits" of our fifteen-year history: featuring "Summer" from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Mozart's instantly recognizable Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and more. It's an irresistible lineup of some of your favorite works. 8:00 p.m. Match, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Mercury - Mercury Moments - Houston. Spend a night enjoying some of the "greatest hits" of our fifteen-year history: featuring "Summer" from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Mozart's instantly recognizable Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and more. It's an irresistible lineup of some of your favorite works. 2:30 p.m. Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Baroque Organ Concertos with Strings - Austin, Texas. La Follia's director Keith Womer performs concertos for organ and strings on the historic 1862 Holbrook Organ, with the La Follia string ensemble. The concert features concertos by Handel, Mozart, Haydn, JC Bach and CPE Bach, with the La Follia string ensemble gracing and filling out the organ's vibrant color. In addition, concertmaster Stephen Redfield will join Mr. Womer to perform a Vivaldi concerto for organ and violin, and countertenor Nick Zammit will perform JS Bach arias for alto, obbligato organ, and strings. 8:00 p.m. Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Ave, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, October 25, 2015
  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Baroque Organ Concertos with Strings - Austin, Texas. La Follia's director Keith Womer performs concertos for organ and strings on the historic 1862 Holbrook Organ, with the La Follia string ensemble. The concert features concertos by Handel, Mozart, Haydn, JC Bach and CPE Bach, with the La Follia string ensemble gracing and filling out the organ's vibrant color. In addition, concertmaster Stephen Redfield will join Mr. Womer to perform a Vivaldi concerto for organ and violin, and countertenor Nick Zammit will perform JS Bach arias for alto, obbligato organ, and strings. 4:00 p.m. Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Ave, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
  • The Fall 2015 Texas Toot (Nov 20-22) - Palestine, Texas. This is our 40th annual Fall Toot. It's dedicated to the memory of Tom Zajak. The Texas Toot's Fall Festival/Workshop is a three-day program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, viol, early reeds, lute, harp, and voice. The festival will be held November 20 through November 12, 2016 at the Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. http://www.toot.org

  • Ars Lyrica - Homage to the Sun King - Houston. Ars Lyrica's Homage to the Sun King comes exactly 300 years after his light finally faded in 1715. This program features Marc-Antoine Charpentier's sparkling chamber opera Les arts florissants plus royal motets and chamber works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Francois Couperin. It's a rare opportunity to savor French Baroque masterworks in full historical dress, with instruments and dance steps from the Ancien Regime. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • Mercury - Brahms Hungarian Dances - Houston. SIBELIUS: Valse Triste, TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances 8:00 p.m., Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • Mercury - Christmas Celebration - Houston. Experience the warmth and joy of a Christmastime Concert. There's no better way to ring in your Holiday season than experiencing a beautiful holiday concert with family and friends. Young countertenor Ray Chenez - whom Opera Britannia raves "oozes [with] potential" - joins Mercury for works by Vivaldi, perfectly paired with familiar carols for the season. 2:30 p.m. Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Sunday, November 29, 2015
  • Mercury - Christmas Celebration - The Woodlands. Experience the warmth and joy of a Christmastime Concert. There's no better way to ring in your Holiday season than experiencing a beautiful holiday concert with family and friends. Young countertenor Ray Chenez - whom Opera Britannia raves "oozes [with] potential" - joins Mercury for works by Vivaldi, perfectly paired with familiar carols for the season. 7:00 p.m. Dosey Doe in The Woodlands, 25911 Interstate 45 Frontage Rd, The Woodlands, Texas 77380, http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Thursday, December 3, 2015
  • Mercury - Christmas Celebration - Houston. Experience the warmth and joy of a Christmastime Concert. There's no better way to ring in your Holiday season than experiencing a beautiful holiday concert with family and friends. Young countertenor Ray Chenez - whom Opera Britannia raves "oozes [with] potential" - joins Mercury for works by Vivaldi, perfectly paired with familiar carols for the season. 8:00 p.m. Match, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  • Dallas Bach Society - Handel's Messiah - Dallas. Our annual performance of Handel's most popular masterpiece, complete, at the Meyerson Symphony Center, with soloists including Anna Fredericka Popova, Soprano, Nicholas Garza, Countertenor, and Curtis Streetman, Bass. 7:00 p.m., Meyerson Symphony Center, 2401 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Friday, December 11, 2015
  • Dallas Bach Society - Messiah Sing-along - Dallas. The annual family-oriented sing-along event where the audience is the chorus in this Dallas Bach Society holiday tradition. Everyone is welcome even if you don't want to sing. It's great fun and one of the most popular concerts in the series. For those serious singers, the General Admission area will be split in SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) seating the evening of the concert and those of you who want to sit together, the assigned Premium Seating is the way to go. 8:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Mercury - Handel's Messiah - Houston. Hearing Handel's masterpiece is an experience unlike any other. One of the greatest choral works of all time, Messiah is uplifting, inspiring, and perfect for the holiday season. Mercury's period instrument performance of the complete Messiah is not to be missed. 8:00 p.m., Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Saturday, December 19, 2015
  • Dallas Bach Society - Sleeper's Awake - Dallas. Our celebration for 2015 features Advent music, starting with J.S. Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, Awake!) Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us), BWV 140, also known as Sleepers Awake, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed the chorale cantata in Leipzig for the 27th Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 25 November, 1731. It is based on the hymn "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (1599) by Philipp Nicolai. Movement 4 of the cantata is the base for the first of Bach's Schubler Chorales, BWV 645. The cantata is a late addition to Bach's cycle of chorale cantatas, featuring additional poetry for two duets of Jesus and the Soul which expand the theme of the hymn. 8:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Thursday, December 31, 2015
  • Dallas Bach Society - Bach Favorites on New Year's Eve - Dallas. Join the Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus to ring in the New Year with favorite works of J.S. Bach, featuring the Suite #2 for Flute and Strings with flutist Tamara Meredith, and Cantata 55 Ich armer Mensch with amazing young tenor soloist Timur Bekbosunov. A New Year's Eve reception is included in the ticket price! 7:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

  • Ars Lyrica - Fire and Ice - Houston. New Year's Eve 2015 brings a star-studded evening with music that is by turns hot and cold. Vivaldi's Winter sets the stage for Handel's Apollo e Dafne, which tells the story of too-ardent love and a unique transformation. This very special evening begins with dinner at 7:30 pm in the Sarofim Hall Grand Lobby and continues in Zilkha Hall with the program at 9:00 pm. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Saturday, January 2, 2016
  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Start the New Year with Bach - Austin, Texas. Start the New Year in the best possible way... with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed in front of the inspiring stained glass windows of First Presbyterian Church, a quartet of soloists from La Follia will perform solo and chamber works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Included are selections from the Goldberg Variations, the Cello Suites, the Flute Sonatas, as well as the Chaconne for solo violin. Also included are chamber movements from the Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 and Triple Concerto. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, January 3, 2016
  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Start the New Year with Bach - Austin, Texas. Start the New Year in the best possible way... with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed in front of the inspiring stained glass windows of First Presbyterian Church, a quartet of soloists from La Follia will perform solo and chamber works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Included are selections from the Goldberg Variations, the Cello Suites, the Flute Sonatas, as well as the Chaconne for solo violin. Also included are chamber movements from the Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 and Triple Concerto. 4:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, January 16, 2016
  • Mercury - Bach and Piazzola - Houston. Bach. Tango. The dance has fascinated composers for centuries. Bandoneon and guitar join Mercury to combine the heat of Piazzolla's Tango Nuevo and the serenity of Bach's counterpoint into a unique blend of these two styles - an experience that will make you dance, body and soul. 8:00 p.m., Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Friday, January 29, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016

  • Mercury - Mozart's Clarinet Concerto - Houston. His works define music history. Now, hear Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's famous Clarinet Concerto featured alongside one of his final symphonies and early adagios. Spend a night out taking in some of the most magnificent music ever composed. 8:00 p.m., Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Friday, February 12, 2016
  • Ars Lyrica - All in a Garden Green - Houston. Songs about springtime animate our 2016 Houston Early Music Festival program, entitled All in a Garden Green after an English folksong. A menu of delectable tunes mixes items from English, Italian, French, and Spanish musical cultures and includes Vivaldi's Spring, along with songs and cantatas by William Byrd, Thomas Morely, Clement Jannequin, Juan del Encina and others. Love will definitely be in the air at this Valentine's weekend program! 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Friday, February 26, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Masterworks of Mozart and Haydn - Austin, Texas. La Follia performs two of the "greatest hits" of the Classical Era: the Trumpet Concerto by Haydn and the Jupiter Symphony by Mozart. Brian Shaw performs on the keyed trumpet, which was the earliest non-Baroque trumpet and the instrument for which Haydn wrote this concerto. His performance on this instrument is likely a first for Austin. Go Yamamoto, in addition to being the concertmaster for the Jupiter Symphony, will perform a violin concerto by the "Black Mozart", the remarkable Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. They will be accompanied by the La Follia chamber orchestra, performing on instruments like those used during the time of Mozart and Haydn, The sound is lighter and more graceful in contrast to the louder and somewhat more strident sound of modern instruments. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, March 6, 2016
  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Masterworks of Mozart and Haydn - Austin, Texas. La Follia performs two of the "greatest hits" of the Classical Era: the Trumpet Concerto by Haydn and the Jupiter Symphony by Mozart. Brian Shaw performs on the keyed trumpet, which was the earliest non-Baroque trumpet and the instrument for which Haydn wrote this concerto. His performance on this instrument is likely a first for Austin. Go Yamamoto, in addition to being the concertmaster for the Jupiter Symphony, will perform a violin concerto by the "Black Mozart", the remarkable Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. They will be accompanied by the La Follia chamber orchestra, performing on instruments like those used during the time of Mozart and Haydn, The sound is lighter and more graceful in contrast to the louder and somewhat more strident sound of modern instruments. 4:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Friday, March 18, 2016
  • Dallas Bach Society - Bach's St. John Passion - Dallas. Bach's dramatic setting of the Passion of Christ, complete, featuring Dann Coakwell in the role of the Evangelist and David Grogan as Christus, along with the Dallas Bach choir, soloists, and orchestra. Although not as grand as the Saint Matthew Passion, this amazingly theatrical work gives the lie to the idea that Bach was not an operatic composer. The action sizzles as the story of the Passion unfolds! 7:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Friday, April 1, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
  • Ars Lyrica - An Easter Messiah - Houston. The critically acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Singers from Dallas return for a collaboration on Handel's Messiah with conductor John Butt, whose recent recording of the Mozart Requiem with the Dunedin Consort won a Gramophone ward in 2014. This Easter Messiah will be a performance of the complete work, with a cast of stellar soloists and full Baroque orchestra. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, April 3, 2016
  • Dallas Bach Society - Handel's Acis and Galatea - Dallas. The final concert of the Traditional Concert Series showcases an early work of Handel from his time at Cannons, whose popularity in both his era and our own has proved to be most enduring. This delightful masque will be given in its original concert form with tenor Scot Cameron as Acis, soprano Rebecca Choate Beasley as Galatea, and bass David Grogan as the blustery villain Polyphemus. 3:00 p.m., SMU Meadow School of the Arts, Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop, Dallas TX 75205. http://www.dallasbach.org

Saturday, April 9, 2016
  • Mercury - Music of the Nations - Houston. Two works inspired by new, exciting places. Telemann wrote his Suite "Les Nations" with movements dedicated to the Turks, the Swiss, the Muscovites, and the Portuguese. Dvorak's journey to America is evident in this string quartet that recalls his famous New World Symphony - but this is another work entirely. Hear it brought to life by the full string section of Mercury. 7:00 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 5601 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005 http://www.mercuryhouston.org

  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Herd of Harpsichords VI - Austin, Texas. The incomparable superstar pianist Anton Nel tackles the Herd of Harpsichords on both harpsichord and fortepiano. He is joined by director and harpsichordist Keith Womer. They will perform concertos for 2 keyboards and orchestra by Bach and his sons. Anton Nel on harpsichord? "No way", you say. "Way", we say. In a special first-time-ever treat for Austin audiences, Anton will perform on harpsichord as well as fortepiano. Together with Keith Womer, they will perform concertos for 2 keyboards by J.S. Bach and three of his most illustrious sons, including the famous and unique concerto for fortepiano and harpsichord by CPE Bach. Mr. Nel and Mr. Womer are joined by the full La Follia chamber orchestra performing on instruments identical to those used in the time these concertos were written. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, April 10, 2016
  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Herd of Harpsichords VI - Austin, Texas. The incomparable superstar pianist Anton Nel tackles the Herd of Harpsichords on both harpsichord and fortepiano. He is joined by director and harpsichordist Keith Womer. They will perform concertos for 2 keyboards and orchestra by Bach and his sons. Anton Nel on harpsichord? "No way", you say. "Way", we say. In a special first-time-ever treat for Austin audiences, Anton will perform on harpsichord as well as fortepiano. Together with Keith Womer, they will perform concertos for 2 keyboards by J.S. Bach and three of his most illustrious sons, including the famous and unique concerto for fortepiano and harpsichord by CPE Bach. Mr. Nel and Mr. Womer are joined by the full La Follia chamber orchestra performing on instruments identical to those used in the time these concertos were written. 4:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

  • Mercury - Music of the Nations - The Woodlands. Two works inspired by new, exciting places. Telemann wrote his Suite "Les Nations" with movements dedicated to the Turks, the Swiss, the Muscovites, and the Portuguese. Dvorak's journey to America is evident in this string quartet that recalls his famous New World Symphony - but this is another work entirely. Hear it brought to life by the full string section of Mercury. 7:00 p.m. Dosey Doe in The Woodlands, 25911 Interstate 45 Frontage Rd, The Woodlands, Texas 77380, http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Monday, April 11, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
  • Mercury - Music of the Nations - Houston. Two works inspired by new, exciting places. Telemann wrote his Suite "Les Nations" with movements dedicated to the Turks, the Swiss, the Muscovites, and the Portuguese. Dvorak's journey to America is evident in this string quartet that recalls his famous New World Symphony - but this is another work entirely. Hear it brought to life by the full string section of Mercury. 8:00 p.m. Match, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • Mercury - Music of the Nations - Houston. Two works inspired by new, exciting places. Telemann wrote his Suite "Les Nations" with movements dedicated to the Turks, the Swiss, the Muscovites, and the Portuguese. Dvorak's journey to America is evident in this string quartet that recalls his famous New World Symphony - but this is another work entirely. Hear it brought to life by the full string section of Mercury. 2:30 p.m. Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Friday, May 6, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • Mercury - Beethoven's Ninth - Houston. There is simply nothing else like it... Beethoven's joyful, triumphant last symphony has become an anthem for humanity - beloved the world over. Now, experience - and be moved - by the power of this unforgettable masterpiece singularly performance on period instruments as heard at its premiere in 1842. 8:00 p.m., Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Friday, June 3, 2016
  • Ars Lyrica - Summer Zephyr - Houston. Ars Lyrica's 2015/16 season comes to a close with a program celebrating the warm and sometimes unpredictable winds of summer. Virtuosic flights of fancy abound on this program, which features Vivaldi's Summer, J. S. Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, W. A. Mozart's Exultate, Jubilate, and three outstanding soloists. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

 
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