ARS LYRICA HOUSTON PRESENTS HANDEL'S AGRIPPINA

ARS LYRICA HOUSTON PRESENTS HANDEL'S AGRIPPINA

Baroque Razzle-Dazzle

Monday, December 31, 2018 at 9 pm

Zilkha Hall / Hobby Center For The Performing Arts

Our New Year’s Eve spotlight shines on violinist Adam LaMotte and Ars Lyrica core instrumentalists, as we ring in 2019 with three dazzling concertos. The first and third “Brandenburg” concertos are brilliant ensemble works for strings and winds. Baroque Razzle-Dazzle pairs these works with an equally extravagant violin concerto by Bach’s close contemporary Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, who served the Württemberg court in Stuttgart.

  • Telemann, Ouverture-Suite in C, TWV 55:C6

  • J.S. Bach, "Brandenburg" No. 3, BWV 1048

  • Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, Violin Concerto in G Minor

  • J.S. Bach, "Brandenburg" No. 1, BWV 1046

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Ars Lyrica Houston Announces 2018/19 Season:  ​​​​​​​Out of the Box: Celebrating Ambition & Innovation

Ars Lyrica Houston Announces 2018/19 Season:  ​​​​​​​Out of the Box: Celebrating Ambition & Innovation

The Grammy nominated early music ensemble, Ars Lyrica Houston, announces its 2018/19 season: Out of the Box: Celebrating Ambition & Innovation. Ars Lyrica Houston takes on its first full-length Baroque opera with Handel’s Agrippinaplus the complete “Brandenburg” Concertos by J. S. Bach. Artistic Director Matthew Dirst has created a program “that highlights composers and works that are exceptional, definitive, unusual, even infamous.” With Bach’s six concertos appearing in pairs throughout the season, individual programs explore distinct ways of thinking about the general theme, from unexpected musical gifts to singular collections and composers.

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