3rd ANNUAL HEIGHTS KIDS' DAY OF MUSIC
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

3rd 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: March 25, 2017

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

Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Find the Ars Lyrica Houston Table in the Creative Zone!   Find out more details by visiting www.heightskidsdayofmusic.com

Find the Ars Lyrica Houston Table in the Creative Zone!

 

Find out more details by visiting

www.heightskidsdayofmusic.com

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!


EVENT INFO

(source: Heights Kids' Day of Music webpage)

The Heights Kids' Day of Music is all about bringing music with Houston roots to the families in our community. There are plenty of kids festivals but none are all about the music. We want to support local musicians as well as open the ears of our young ones to the music of the Bayou City in a fun, family-friendly environment.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT HKDM

MAIN STAGE

There will be six featured acts on our main stage, each performing 25 minutes each. Music styles range from African dance to pure kids' music to "Texas" music. All of the performers on our main stage have Houston roots. The goal is to highlight some of the amazing talent we have in Houston and to give families the opportunity to hear high-quality music in a family-friendly environment.

SECOND STAGE

The secondary stage will feature local businesses and non-profits that will showcase musical performances, classes, and educational demonstrations all centered on music and the arts.  

THE HOUSTON PRIDE BAND INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

The Houston Pride Band Instrument Petting Zoo gives attendees a chance to have an up-close look at string, brass, woodwind, and percussion musical instruments. Attendees will have the opportunity to play some of the instruments under the supervision of musicians from the Houston Pride Band.

        Petting Zoo Goals

  • To provide children (and adults) the opportunity to explore the various families of musical instruments
  • To provide hands-on opportunities to touch, feel, and play string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments

       Petting Zoo Outcomes

  • Participants learn to identify the family to which a given instrument belongs
  • Children learn the proper way to hold and play a musical instrument
  • Young children delight in having a musical instrument respond to their attempts to play it
  • Adults who have not played an instrument since high school discover that the ability to make beautiful sound from the instrument is still present
  • Both children and adults often seek further instruction or lessons
  • Adults often begin practicing their instruments again and participate in local ensembles

OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS SINGING STATION

The Opera in The Heights Singing Station is similar to the Houston Pride Band Instrument Petting Zoo but gives attendees a chance to meet opera singers and hear the different singing voices and understand what other skills singers use in their performances.  Attendees will have the opportunity to try out their singing voices with singers from Opera in The Heights.

GETTING TO HKDM & PARKING

Love Park is located at 1000 W. 12th St. There will be limited parking on the streets surrounding the park so we encourage all attendees to take advantage of the various alternative transportation available. We will have a bike corral  - see below for details and visit our GETTING HERE page.

BIKE CORRAL

If you can, bike to the HKDM. Love Park is just a short block away from the MKT Hike and Bike Trail and we will have a bike corral available for you to park your bike. Blue Line Bike Lab on White Oak has generously donated a bike helmet that will be given away as part of a raffle. Anyone who bikes to the HKDM and utilizes our bike valet may enter to win the helmet. Check in at the Bike Valet to enter.

PARKING

See our GETTING HERE page for places to park. DO NOT PARK ILLEGALLY on the streets surrounding Love Park! You will be ticketed and towed. Please make sure you observe all parking signs.

HANDICAP PARKING

If you need handicap parking, please use the North parking lot of Love Park located at 13th St. and Alexander St.

WHAT TO BRING / WHAT *NOT* TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING

The Heights Kids' Day of Music is a perfect venue for a blanket or chairs to relax and listen to the music. This is a great opportunity to let your little ones run around or dance to the music. Bring a picnic or bring some cash to buy food from some of our favorite local eateries that will be featured at HKDM. The bands will have CDs and other merchandise for sale, and HKDM will be selling kids' t-shirts as well.

WHAT *NOT* TO BRING

  • Dogs or other animals, unless they are service animals
  • Alcohol
  • Bad attitudes
  • Firearms (While we know we are in Texas where you have the right to carry, we would prefer firearms stay at home for this kids event. We are required to have security at the event so there will be several police officers onsite for any issues that may arise, and use of firearms is prohibited in the City of Houston parks.)
Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

Friends of Chamber Music Concert Series: Scalable Heights

  • First Presbyterian Church

Scalable Heights

February 13 at 7 p.m.
Friends of Chamber Music Concert Series
First Presbyterian Church
1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan, Texas 

Fast passagework? High notes? No problem for the greatest virtuosos of the early 18th century, whose talents inspired some of the most spectacular music of the late Baroque.
J. S. Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, one of the great showpieces of the soprano and trumpet repertoire, headlines a program that also includes showstoppers by Vivaldi and Scarlatti.

Free admission, complimentary childcare

More info at www.communitychamberconcerts.org

Jan. 5: Songs From The Heart
Jan
5
6:00 pm18:00

Jan. 5: Songs From The Heart

  • Children's Museum

Join us for the "Songs from the Heart," performance that introduces young audiences to early vocal literature and period instruments. This bilingual program, designed for big assemblies and curated by bilingual mezzo-soprano Cecilia and percussionist Jesus Manuel, will feature solo vocal works in variousstyles (with special emphasis on Spanish and Latin American repertoire.

Event time: 6 and 7 p.m. in Brown Auditorium
 

Rienzi Twilight Tours
Dec
14
6:00 pm18:00

Rienzi Twilight Tours

  • Rienzi

Wednesday, December 14
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Relax with a glass of wine on the Rienzi terrace and see the galleries at twilight! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, good conversation, and live music by Ars Lyrica Houston. Docents are stationed throughout the house to greet guests and talk about the collection.


Featured Artist:

Colin St. Martin, Baroque Flute

Colin St. Martin received his First Prize (bachelor of music) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium, under the tutelage of Barthold Kuijken and continued his studies at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University where he received a master of music with performer's certificate. St. Martin is an active performer, soloist and recording artist with many of the premier early instrument orchestras and chamber ensembles in North America including Ensemble Poplinière, Opera Lafayette, the Washington Bach Consort, Ars Lyrica Houston, Mercury, The Bach Vespers of New York, Four Nations Ensemble, among others. In addition, he is co-director of Arcanum, a period instrument and vocal ensemble that performs regularly in the U.S. as well as in Europe. Beyond his performance and recording activities, St. Martin has taught master classes at many college and university schools of music such as the Eastman School of Music, the University of Alabama, Florida State University, the University of Delaware, University of Miami, Rice University, University of Houston, the University of Southern California, the University of Memphis, to name just a few.

Press:
CultureMap Houston

Admission
$15 MFAH members
$18 Nonmembers
Drop by, or purchase your tickets in advance at Online at mfah.org


Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, is situated on four acres of wooded gardens in the historic River Oaks neighborhood, about five miles from the main MFAH campus and about two miles from Bayou Bend, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings.

Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952. Opened to the public in 1999, Rienzi houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures. Rienzi welcomes visitors for tours, family programs, lectures, music performances, and a variety of special events.

Burberry at Houston Galleria Fundraiser Event for Circle of Fifths
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

Burberry at Houston Galleria Fundraiser Event for Circle of Fifths

  • Houston Galleria, Suite 2460
 
 

Burberry
Houston Galleria

Explore our new selection of gifts this holiday season,
including cashmere scarves, leather bags and accessories in a variety of styles.

Hosted by
Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl
Laurel Flores
Blair Paterson
Michael & Laura Puzio

Valet Parking will be provided

Please RSVP to rsvp.houston@burberry.com

15% of proceeds from the evening will be donated to Houston Circle of Fifths


Houston Circle of Fifths
Your ticket to a five-event concert series featuring Houston's premiere ensemble organizations.

Music at The Antiquarium
Dec
11
2:00 pm14:00

Music at The Antiquarium

  • The Antiquarium

December 11 from 2-4pm- The Antiquarium will co-host a private afternoon of music and art with Ars Lyrica Houston’s artist Colin St. Martin.

Ars Lyrica will receive 20% of all art/imagery sales that day up to $20,000 in sales.

Free Admission

Please RSVP to: events@theantiquarium.com

The Antiquarium|  3021 Kirby Drive|  Houston, Texas|  77098  |  theantiquarium.com


Featured Artist:

Colin St. Martin, Baroque Flute

Colin St. Martin received his First Prize (bachelor of music) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium, under the tutelage of Barthold Kuijken and continued his studies at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University where he received a master of music with performer's certificate. St. Martin is an active performer, soloist and recording artist with many of the premier early instrument orchestras and chamber ensembles in North America including Ensemble Poplinière, Opera Lafayette, the Washington Bach Consort, Ars Lyrica Houston, Mercury, The Bach Vespers of New York, Four Nations Ensemble, among others. In addition, he is co-director of Arcanum, a period instrument and vocal ensemble that performs regularly in the U.S. as well as in Europe. Beyond his performance and recording activities, St. Martin has taught master classes at many college and university schools of music such as the Eastman School of Music, the University of Alabama, Florida State University, the University of Delaware, University of Miami, Rice University, University of Houston, the University of Southern California, the University of Memphis, to name just a few.

Press:
CultureMap Houston

 Rienzi Twilight Tours
Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

Rienzi Twilight Tours

  • Rienzi

Wednesday, December 7
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Relax with a glass of wine on the Rienzi terrace and see the galleries at twilight! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, good conversation, and live music by Ars Lyrica Houston. Docents are stationed throughout the house to greet guests and talk about the collection.


Featured Artist:

Colin St. Martin, Baroque Flute

Colin St. Martin received his First Prize (bachelor of music) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium, under the tutelage of Barthold Kuijken and continued his studies at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University where he received a master of music with performer's certificate. St. Martin is an active performer, soloist and recording artist with many of the premier early instrument orchestras and chamber ensembles in North America including Ensemble Poplinière, Opera Lafayette, the Washington Bach Consort, Ars Lyrica Houston, Mercury, The Bach Vespers of New York, Four Nations Ensemble, among others. In addition, he is co-director of Arcanum, a period instrument and vocal ensemble that performs regularly in the U.S. as well as in Europe. Beyond his performance and recording activities, St. Martin has taught master classes at many college and university schools of music such as the Eastman School of Music, the University of Alabama, Florida State University, the University of Delaware, University of Miami, Rice University, University of Houston, the University of Southern California, the University of Memphis, to name just a few.

Press:
CultureMap Houston

Admission
$15 MFAH members
$18 Nonmembers
Drop by, or purchase your tickets in advance at Online at mfah.org


Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, is situated on four acres of wooded gardens in the historic River Oaks neighborhood, about five miles from the main MFAH campus and about two miles from Bayou Bend, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings.

Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952. Opened to the public in 1999, Rienzi houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures. Rienzi welcomes visitors for tours, family programs, lectures, music performances, and a variety of special events.

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

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.