Circle of Fifths Kick-off Event
Oct
5
5:00 pm17:00

Circle of Fifths Kick-off Event

  • MKT BAR

We're celebrating the launch of Circle of Fifths, Houston's newest young professionals group, and what Houstonia Magazine calls, "Music for Millennials." Join us at MKT Bar housed within Phoenicia Specialty Foods located downtown. Circle of Fifths subscribers receive a complimentary drink ticket and other exciting perks. To become a subscriber before the event go to houstonmusicpass.com.  Drink specials are also available through the night. This event is being sponsored by Houstonia Magazine and MKT Bar. We hope to see you there! 


DATE AND TIME
Wed, October 5, 2016
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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LOCATION
MKT BAR
1001 Austin Street
Houston, TX
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Click HERE to learn more about Circle of Fifths!

Click HERE to learn more about Circle of Fifths!


Aug
28
3:00 pm15:00

23rd Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House

Ars Lyrica Houston will perform during the 23rd Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House

The performance will take place on Zilkha Hall Stage - The Hobby Center For The Performing Arts, at pm.

We invite you to experience a special excerpt from our Bilingual Educational Outreach Program, "Songs from the Heart"

"Songs from the Heart," introduces students to early vocal literature and period instruments. This bilingual program, designed for big assemblies and curated by bilingual mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte and percussionist Jesús Pacheco Mánuel, will feature solo vocal works in various languages and styles (with special emphasis on Spanish and Latin American repertoire) accompanied by percussion and continuo instruments. Learn More: www.arslyricahouston.org/educational-outreach


23rd Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Noon to 4 p.m.

Experience live performances, meet performers and go backstage at the 23rd Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House. This favorite annual event marks the kick-off of the Fall performing arts season in Houston, and is a one-day-only opportunity to experience the energy and excitement of Theater District Houston …for FREE!

Learn More: www.theaterdistrictopenhouse.com

Ars Lyrica Houston Recital - AGO2016
Jun
23
3:40 pm15:40

Ars Lyrica Houston Recital - AGO2016

  • Moores Opera House, University of Houston

Ars Lyrica Houston Recital - AGO2016
By American Guild of Organists

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 2016
3:40 - 4:20 PM

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON,
MOORES OPERA HOUSE
120 School of Music Bldg,
Houston, TX 77204


American Guild of Organists

OTHER EVENTS BY THIS ORGANIZATION


Driving Directions
To reach the University of Houston from I-45 southbound, take the Cullen exit. From I-45 northbound take the Elgin/Cullen/Lockwood exit. Use UH Entrance 16, off Cullen to reach the Moores School of Music building and the Moores Opera House.

Ars Lyrica Houston Recital - AGO2016
Jun
23
1:30 pm13:30

Ars Lyrica Houston Recital - AGO2016

  • Moores Opera House, University of Houston

Ars Lyrica Houston Recital - AGO2016
By American Guild of Organists

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON,
MOORES OPERA HOUSE

120 School of Music Bldg,
Houston, TX 77204


Driving Directions

To reach the University of Houston from I-45 southbound, take the Cullen exit. From I-45 northbound take the Elgin/Cullen/Lockwood exit. Use UH Entrance 16, off Cullen to reach the Moores School of Music building and the Moores Opera House.

American Guild of Organists


OTHER EVENTS BY THIS ORGANIZATION


Program

Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, F. 41                                                                          Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
                                                                                                                                                             (1710-1784)

         Allegro
         Andante
         Presto

Matthew Dirst, harpsichord

Symphony in E-flat Major, Wq 179/H. 654                                                                      Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
                                                                                                                                                             (1714–1788)
         Prestissimo
         Larghetto
         Presto

Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165                                                                                              Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
                                                                                                                                                              (1756-1791)
         Allegro: Exsultate, jubilate
         
Recitative: Fulget amica dies
         
Andante: Tu virginum corona
         
Allegro: Alleluja

Mostly Mozart
May
26
12:00 pm12:00

Mostly Mozart

  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Ars Lyrica Houston string quartet performs a program entitled “Mostly Mozart,” including selections from the masterful string quartets of W. A. Mozart, as well as energetic works of Vivaldi and the popular Canon by Pachelbel.

The Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM) at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center is a complete health home for performing and visual artists.
Learn More at: www.houstonmethodist.org/cpam

The German Virtuoso
Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

The German Virtuoso

  • THE MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

Featuring chamber works by Johann Jacob Walther, Johann Paul von Westhoff, and Johann Georg Pisendel. This program celebrates the release of the complete Hortulus Chelicus by Walther, on a four-disc set from Centaur Records, with violinist Sean Yung-Hsiang Wang, cellist Barrett Sills, and harpsichordist Matthew Dirst.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE by clicking here.

You can reach the box office at 713-521-4533 or boxoffice@matchouston.org

2nd ANNUAL HEIGHTS KIDS' DAY OF MUSIC
Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

2nd ANNUAL HEIGHTS KIDS' DAY OF MUSIC

  • Love Park

Local Music. Family Fun.Bringing music from amazing local musicians to the families in our community!

EVENT DETAILS

When: April 23, 2016

Where: Love Park in The Heights - 1000 W. 12th St. (77008)

Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

The Heights Kids' Day of Music is a music festival all about bringing local music to our Heights community families. 100% Local Music. 100% Fun. Activities include a main stage with performances by local bands every 40 minutes; a secondary stage will showcase local businesses and non-profits that bring music to our community; and an instrument "petting zoo" will allow kids to get an up-close look at band and orchestra instruments, as well as meet opera singers.

Come spend a wonderful spring day with friends and neighbors and support your community!

Apr
1
2:30 pm14:30

"And His Burthen is Light"? Handel's Messiah and its Cultural Baggage

  • Moores School of Music, University of Houston

This symposium takes place at the
Moores School of Music, Room 160
University of Houston
on Friday, April 1 from 2:30-4:30 pm.

Featured speakers include Michael Marissen, author of Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah: The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work (Yale University Press, 2014); and John Butt, Matthew Dirst and Jeffrey Sposato of the Moores School musicology faculty.

GALLERY CONCERT “MUSIC FOR AN IMPERIAL COURT: THE HABSBURGS AT PLAY”
Sep
5
Sep 6

GALLERY CONCERT “MUSIC FOR AN IMPERIAL COURT: THE HABSBURGS AT PLAY”

  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston

GALLERY CONCERT
“MUSIC FOR AN IMPERIAL COURT: THE HABSBURGS AT PLAY”

SATURDAY, SEP 05: 2 P.M. & 3:30P.M.
& SUNDAY, SEP 06: 2 P.M.  & 3:30P.M.

To celebrate the final week of the spectacular exhibition Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial CollectionsArs Lyrica Houston performs 17th-century dance music of the Viennese court.

This gallery concert features "Fencing School"—a musical depiction of a sword fight—by Austrian composer and violinist Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. The program also includes music by Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist Franz Ignaz von Biber.

"HABSBURG SPLENDOR" AT MFAH
WATCH VIDEO 
l  Experience the art collection amassed by one of Europe's longest-reigning dynasties. (by Houston Public Media)

Harmony in the Air
Aug
1
Apr 30

Harmony in the Air

Ars Lyrica Houston's String Quartet performs at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
Click HERE for updated times/locations

Renaissance Rock: May 19 – 21, 2015
May
19
May 21

Renaissance Rock: May 19 – 21, 2015

  • The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Field Trip Performance & In-School Workshop
Grades 1-12

“Renaissance Rock” introduces K-12 students to period dances plus an array of period instruments including recorders, shawms, crumhorns, and bagpipes. Both are interactive in nature and designed to connect children intellectually and physically with an earlier culture. Immerse your students in Renaissance culture through the music and dance of the time!

Performances at the Hobby Center: May 19, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. May 20, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. May 21, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Performances at the Hobby Center:
May 19, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
May 20, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
May 21, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

The Shepherd School Crumhorn Collective gives a broad picture of the Renaissance era via a “mixed concert” presentation with lively Renaissance dance tunes intended for various combinations of 500 year old wind instruments. Students participate by suggesting and hearing different groupings of instruments and by actually learning simple Renaissance dances, which will deepen their understanding of an earlier culture by allowing them to connect both intellectually and physically with popular music of the day.

To book an outreach performance in your school, please  email us at info@arslyricahouston.org or call Ars Lyrica's office at 713-622-7443


Artful Thursday: Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast”
May
14
6:30 pm18:30

Artful Thursday: Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast”

  • THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON LAW BUILDING
SOPRANO

SOPRANO

Presented by Matthew Dirst, artistic director, Ars Lyrica, and professor of music, Moores School of Music, University of Houston; and Yulia van Doren, soprano

Matthew Dirst provides a preview and insights into Ars Lyrica's 2014–15 season-finale performance of George Handel's Alexander’s Feast—Or, The Power of Music, produced in collaboration with Bach Society Houston. This remarkable musical tale—a rarely heard oratorio—relates how the rapturous song of a musician named Timotheus aroused and moved Alexander the Great.

The music is placed in the context of depictions of Alexander the Great and St. Cecilia: Alexander served as inspiration for the composition, which was written to celebrate Saint Cecilia's Day. Yulia van Doren—often hailed by critics for her “perfect baroque voice” (Seattle Times)—performs solo excerpts.

About Artful Thursdays
Once a month, the visual arts cross paths with dance and music, prose and poetry, fashion and film, science and psychology through performances, discussions, and other events at the Museum. This program is free! Drop in to participate. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Day of Europe Celebration
May
9
8:00 pm20:00

Day of Europe Celebration

  • MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE

Music, dance, and merriment commemorating the 65th anniversary of the historical Schuman Declaration. From 6-7:30pm, enjoy folk dancing on the plaza, and at 8pm, a special musical concert on the main stage. Tickets for the covered seated area are available for the 8pm celebration ONLY.

MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE 6000 HERMANN PARK DRIVE HOUSTON, TEXAS 77030 PHONE:  281-373-3386  FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE

MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE
6000 HERMANN PARK DRIVE
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77030
PHONE:  281-373-3386 

FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE

Ars Lyrica's Program:
For the Day of Europe Celebration, the Crumhorn Collective will present a lively and varied program of some of Europe's most beloved medieval, Renaissance, and baroque hits from 1400 to 1720.

With more than fifteen historical instruments in their arsenal, the five musicians' upbeat selection of popular dance tunes will feature works by esteemed French, Italian, Spanish, English, and German composers Claudin de Sermisy, Marin Marais, Diego Ortiz, Juan Arañés, Anthony Holborne, John Playford, Michael Praetorius, and more.