ARS LYRICA HOUSTON PRESENTS SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

ARS LYRICA HOUSTON PRESENTS SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

San Giovanni Battista 

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Zilkha Hall / Hobby Center For The Performing Arts

This 1675 oratorio tells the story of the death of John the Baptist with great flair and vivid drama. The prodigiously gifted Italian composer Alessandro Stradella took no prisoners in life or in art: his vocal lines, by turns acrobatic and deeply expressive, resemble his brief but spectacular career. Our cast for this performance, the Houston premiere of San Giovanni Battista, includes counter-tenor Jay Carter in the title role, soprano Sherezade Panthaki as Herodiade, tenor Joseph Gaines as Consigliero, and bass-baritone Sam Handley as Herod.

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ARS LYRICA HOUSTON PRESENTS SCHERZI MUSICALI

ARS LYRICA HOUSTON PRESENTS SCHERZI MUSICALI

Scherzi musicali

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Zilkha Hall / Hobby Center For The Performing Arts

Need a novel gift for your Valentine? Ars Lyrica offers an out-of-the-box treat: Claudio Monteverdi’s spirited Scherzi musicali (“musical jokes”). These game-changing publications from 1607 and 1632 gave life to one of the most famous debates in music history: Monteverdi’s experimental style of vocal writing favored the words, whose careful expression justified the occasional compositional impropriety. Love in all its delicious colors is on the menu, as served up by soprano Dominique McCormick, mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte and baritone Brian Shircliffe.

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ARS LYRICA HOUSTON PRESENTS BAROQUE RAZZLE DAZZLE

ARS LYRICA HOUSTON PRESENTS BAROQUE RAZZLE DAZZLE

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 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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