Update After the Storm, Ars Lyrica with Houston community, poised to rebuild

Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this devastating storm.

Thankfully, despite some harrowing experiences and losses over the past week, our staff, board, and musicians are safe.

Ars Lyrica’s offices are open and we are working diligently to prepare for our season opener, “Sweet Philomela,” on September 22 at Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Our beloved home venue did sustain some water damage, but, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the Hobby Center staff, Zilkha Hall will reopen soon and our performance will go forward as scheduled. We have been very fortunate: many of our colleagues in the Theater District have sustained far greater damage. The Hobby Center box office and full administrative offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th. 

We are so grateful for our supporters who continue to purchase tickets and make donations to Ars Lyrica Houston as we strive to remain a vibrant arts organization and continue high-quality performances of early music in Houston. We’d like to offer a 20% discount on all remaining tickets to “Sweet Philomela” on September 22 with special discount code, PARTNER, redeemable online at any time, or by phone and in person through the box office starting September 5th.

Ars Lyrica is committed to helping our community return to normalcy by participating in relief efforts and bringing the healing power of music to affected areas. Special thanks go to our musicians and board members who have generously volunteered their time and talent to help. We will continue to send updates as we work towards ensuring that all of our programs and events continue without interruption to serve you and our beloved city of Houston.

Kinga Ferguson, Executive Director