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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Dallas Bach Society, An Evening with Ava Pine - Dallas. Ava Pine brings her glorious soprano back to Dallas for a program of Baroque works that will be sure to please. With the Dallas Bach Orchestra under Artistic Director James Richman. 8:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

  • Orchestra of New Spain - Cupid's New Weapons of Love (Las Nuevas armas de amor) - Dallas. Staged in the 18th century style of popular Spanish comedy, this zarzuela of Sebastian Duron on a libretto of Jose de Canizares marks a unique theatrical event. Sung in Spanish, declaimed in English, this charming piece brings together theater, dance and music to tell the tale of Cupid's loss of his arrows to Jupiter and their return thanks to Diana. Who knew that Cupid was gifted of both good (golden) and dangerous (lead) arrows? And between acts, an hilarious tale told in six dances of Navarrete y Ribera's El maestro de danzar! 7:30 p.m. City Performance Hall, Dallas Arts District, Dallas, TX. http://www.orchestraofnewspain.org

Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Mercury - Love Songs - Houston. Mercury performs works by Handel and his contemporaries with one of the world's most sought after sopranos, Ana Maria Martinez. What better way to celebrate love! 8:00 p.m. Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Mercury - Love Songs - Houston. Mercury performs works by Handel and his contemporaries with one of the world's most sought after sopranos, Ana Maria Martinez. What better way to celebrate love! 8:00 p.m. Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

  • Orchestra of New Spain - Cupid's New Weapons of Love (Las Nuevas armas de amor) - Dallas. Staged in the 18th century style of popular Spanish comedy, this zarzuela of Sebastian Duron on a libretto of Jose de Canizares marks a unique theatrical event. Sung in Spanish, declaimed in English, this charming piece brings together theater, dance and music to tell the tale of Cupid's loss of his arrows to Jupiter and their return thanks to Diana. Who knew that Cupid was gifted of both good (golden) and dangerous (lead) arrows? And between acts, an hilarious tale told in six dances of Navarrete y Ribera's El maestro de danzar! 7:30 p.m. City Performance Hall, Dallas Arts District, Dallas, TX. http://www.orchestraofnewspain.org

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • Houston Early Music - Armonia Celeste - Udite Amanti, Lovers Beware! - Houston. This up-and-coming group specializes in rarely heard music from the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque. In mid-17th-century Rome, the Barberini family was a great supporter of vocal chamber music. The program highlights Roman composers of the period, including Rossi, Carissimi and Cesti. To complete the historical picture, a copy of the famous Barberini harp, made for this prestigious family in 1635, will be played in this concert. 7:30 p.m. Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main St, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
  • Mercury - Family Concert: Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Houston, TX. An orchestral concert for children and their families exploring Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Adults and children alike will enjoy learning about the instruments of the orchestra and how Vivaldi used them to create the voices and sounds of nature. Join us to experience one of the most popular compositions ever written in this concert designed with kids in mind! 10:30 a.m. St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77027. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Sunday, January 27, 2013
  • Texas Early Music Project - Celtic Trinity - Austin, Texas. Celtic Trinity: Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany, c.1500-1800. Scottish ballads and dances have long been a part of TEMP's core repertoire; in the last few years, we've also embraced Irish and Breton music, the two other great spokes of the Celtic wheel. Our sources date from the 16th-18th centuries and help to give wonderful insight into the cultures, social traditions and lifestyles of the people who created this very popular and accessible music. Our special guest artists are harpist Therese Honey and Gaelic singer Abby Green. 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Texas Early Music Project - Celtic Trinity - Austin, Texas. Celtic Trinity: Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany, c.1500-1800. Scottish ballads and dances have long been a part of TEMP's core repertoire; in the last few years, we've also embraced Irish and Breton music, the two other great spokes of the Celtic wheel. Our sources date from the 16th-18th centuries and help to give wonderful insight into the cultures, social traditions and lifestyles of the people who created this very popular and accessible music. Our special guest artists are harpist Therese Honey and Gaelic singer Abby Green. 8:00 p.m. St. Mary Cathedral, 203 E. 10th St, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Ars Lyrica - A Viennese New Year - Houston. The magical charms of New Year's Eve in Vienna, brought to life with festive music by the legendary composers of the Viennese royal court. Ring in the New Year with two rising stars of the opera stage--soprano Lauren Snouffer and countertenor John Holiday--in arias and duets by Mozart and Gluck. Hear enchanting instrumental works by Schmeltzer, Fux, and Johann Strauss, the "Waltz King." Our holiday gala and silent auction follow in the Sarofim Hall Grand Lobby. 9:00 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • Dallas Bach Society, New Year's Eve Celebration - Dallas. Spend New Year's Eve with the Bach Society as Baroque Trumpet virtuoso Nate Mayfield rejoins the Bach Society for JS Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2 and his Cantata 70 Wachet, Betet, along with other Baroque Favorites, including some very surprising Handel Duets. 7:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Dallas Bach Society, Handel's Messiah - Dallas. Our favorite musical celebration for the holidays, complete, with the Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus and vocal soloists including the return of Dann Coakwell, who provided so much pleasure with his performance of the Evangelist in last season's Saint John Passion. 7:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

  • Dallas Bach Society, Messiah Sing-along - Dallas. Our favorite musical celebration for the holidays, in the afternoon for greater accessibility. Get ready to perform with the professionals as the audience is the choir, with the Bach Society orchestra, under the baton of James Richman. Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. See the Dallas Bach website for start time. http://www.dallasbach.org

Friday, December 21, 2012
  • Dallas Bach Society, Handel's Messiah - Dallas. Our favorite musical celebration for the holidays, complete, with the Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus and vocal soloists including the return of Dann Coakwell, who provided so much pleasure with his performance of the Evangelist in last season's Saint John Passion. 7:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Orchestra of New Spain - Introduction to Cupid's New Weapons and the Zarzuela - Dallas. The Orchestra's annual Christmas Concert will fill the magnificent sanctuary of Christ the King Catholic Church with glorious sounds of the Royal Chapel of Madrid and a standing room only crowd. Come early, and bring your friends. 5:00 p.m. Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston and Colgate, Dallas, TX. http://www.orchestraofnewspain.org

  • Texas Early Music Project - Noel - Austin, Texas. Noel: An Early Christmas Eurotour. Join us as we explore Christmas traditions from as many diverse European cultures as we can within one concert. (You might think you need a passport, but you don't!) Many of the musical traditions we hold dear at Christmas time originated in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the British Isles. We will create a musical postcard of Christmas to delight your hearts and ears. 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Texas Early Music Project - Noel - Austin, Texas. Noel: An Early Christmas Eurotour. Join us as we explore Christmas traditions from as many diverse European cultures as we can within one concert. (You might think you need a passport, but you don't!) Many of the musical traditions we hold dear at Christmas time originated in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the British Isles. We will create a musical postcard of Christmas to delight your hearts and ears. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, TX. http://www.early-music.org

Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Texas Early Music Project - Noel - Austin, Texas. Noel: An Early Christmas Eurotour. Join us as we explore Christmas traditions from as many diverse European cultures as we can within one concert. (You might think you need a passport, but you don't!) Many of the musical traditions we hold dear at Christmas time originated in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the British Isles. We will create a musical postcard of Christmas to delight your hearts and ears. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, TX. http://www.early-music.org

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Denton Bach Society - J.S. Bach, Die Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) - Denton. Bach's series of cantatas for the Christmas and New Year season, which together form a magnificent rendition of the birth of Christ, is rarely heard in this area. Bach's joyous music, adapted from earlier secular cantatas, stands in sharp contrast to the more serious and somber Passion settings. The Denton Bach Choir, Soloists and Players present this great work in its entirety. 3:00 p.m. Winspear Performance Hall at University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. http://www.dentonbach.com

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
  • Mercury - Bach and Sons - Houston. Guest conductor and world famous harpsichordist, Christophe Rousset, joins Mercury to lead the orchestra and bring to bear his vast expertise and affinity for music performed on period instruments. 8:00 p.m. Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Friday, November 16, 2012
  • The Fall 2012 Texas Toot (Nov 16-18) - Palestine, Texas. The Texas Toot's Fall Festival/Workshop is a three-day program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, viol, early reeds, lute, harp, and voice. The festival will be held November 16 through November 18, 2012 at the Lakeview Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Sunday, November 11, 2012
  • St. Rita Fine Arts - Memorial Concert - Dallas. Saint Rita Choir, Schola Cantorum and professional orchestra. Works of Bach and Lauridsen. Included in the program will be Allegri: Miserere mei, J.S. Bach: Cantata #106 (Actus Tragicus: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit) and Lauridsen: Lux aeterna. Jennifer Carpenter and Cornell Kinderknecht, will be the recorder performers in the orchestra for the Bach cantata. Admission is free. Donations will be collected to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Society. 7:30 p.m. Saint Rita Catholic Community, 12521 Inwood Rd, Dallas, Texas. http://www.strita.net

  • Ars Lyrica - Magnificat - Dallas. Bach's Magnificat plus ceremonial works by Gabrieli and Handel, in collaboration with the Orpheus Chamber Singers. 7:00 pm. Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Ensemble Settecento - Circa 1718 - Austin. Two of America's most historically significant and ethnically diverse cities, New Orleans and San Antonio, were founded in the same year. 1718 fell near the beginning of a century that would see enormous changes in the balance of power in the New World, changes that would be both the cause and effect of changes in the Old World. One of the central aims of both France's and Spain's colonization of the New World was the Christianization of the indigenous population, and one of their most effective tools was music. Colonial composers (both European and New World-natives) created a great deal of music, much of it is as beautiful and ornate as Europe music. Join Central Texas's newest early music ensemble as we explore the music of the cathedrals, convents, and missions of New France and New Spain, drawing works from the musical archives of New Orleans and Montreal, and the cathedral collections of Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Durango, and Santiago de Cuba. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.ensemblesettecento.org

  • Bach Society Houston - Bach Vespers - Houston, Texas. Bach Society Houston presents: Music from Leipzig. Selections include works by J.S. Bach, Telemann and Mendelssohn. Kenneth Cowan, guest organist, with Bach Choir Houston and Mercury Baroque under the direction of Albert LeDoux. 6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Saturday, November 3, 2012
  • Ensemble Settecento - Circa 1718 - San Antonio. Two of America's most historically significant and ethnically diverse cities, New Orleans and San Antonio, were founded in the same year. 1718 fell near the beginning of a century that would see enormous changes in the balance of power in the New World, changes that would be both the cause and effect of changes in the Old World. One of the central aims of both France's and Spain's colonization of the New World was the Christianization of the indigenous population, and one of their most effective tools was music. Colonial composers (both European and New World-natives) created a great deal of music, much of it is as beautiful and ornate as Europe music. Join Central Texas's newest early music ensemble as we explore the music of the cathedrals, convents, and missions of New France and New Spain, drawing works from the musical archives of New Orleans and Montreal, and the cathedral collections of Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Durango, and Santiago de Cuba. 8:00 p.m. Mission Concepcion, 807 Mission Rd., San Antonio, TX 78210. http://www.ensemblesettecento.org

Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
  • Denton Bach Society - The High Renaissance: Music of the Golden Age - Denton. Sacred and Secular vocal music of the 16th century, including old favorites as well as rarely heard gems from the repertoire that many regard as the highest accomplishment of the vocal polyphonic art. 7:30 p.m. St Paul Lutheran Church, 703 N. Elm Street Denton, TX 76201. http://www.dentonbach.com

  • Texas Early Music Project - Noches, Noches - Austin, Texas. Noches, Noches: Sephardic Songs of Love and Life. Sephardic music is beautiful, haunting, and poignant. These songs and dances of love, jealousy, loss, myth, and dreams reflect the daily lives of the Sephardim after the Diaspora and resettlement in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Europe. International recorder player Annette Bauer will join us for this concert, as will the Bay Area's Peter Maund, specialist in early and ethnic percussion. 3:00 p.m. Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas 78731. http://www.early-music.org

Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Texas Early Music Project - Noches, Noches - Austin, Texas. Noches, Noches: Sephardic Songs of Love and Life. Sephardic music is beautiful, haunting, and poignant. These songs and dances of love, jealousy, loss, myth, and dreams reflect the daily lives of the Sephardim after the Diaspora and resettlement in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Europe. International recorder player Annette Bauer will join us for this concert, as will the Bay Area's Peter Maund, specialist in early and ethnic percussion. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, TX. http://www.early-music.org

  • Mercury - Vivaldi's Harmonic Inspirations - Houston, TX. Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico or "Harmonic Inspirations" is an incredibly influential work that inspired the likes of great figures such as J.S. Bach. 8:00 p.m. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross Street Houston, TX 77006. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Houston Early Music - El Mundo - The Kingdoms of Castille - Houston. Villancico is one of early music's most popular genres and a specialty of El Mundo. Throughout the 15th-17th centuries, the music of the Spanish colonies of Latin America were wellsprings of cultural sophistication.A very active music scene in cathedrals and the courtly life, combined with the participation of the local populations and their folk music, produced a delightful intersection of elegance and simplicity. 7:30 p.m. Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4930 West Bellfort, Houston, Texas 77035. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

  • Orchestra of New Spain - Mexican Tour Homecoming Concert - Dallas. Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Following its three concerts in the Mexican Festival Cervantino the Chamber Orchestra and Chorus present works from Spain, Bolivia and Mexico. Make a night of it. Join us at 6pm for a Concert Preview with TCU Musicologist, Dr. Timothy Watkins and the Music Director. Then linger with the musicians for cocoa and cookies post concert. Includes tour photos by Hank Henley and video by Quin Mathews. 7:00 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 East Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75214. http://www.orchestraofnewspain.org

Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • Bach Society Houston - Abendmusik - Houston, Texas. The Bach Society Houston presents Abendmusik Concert: 800 Years of Music at St. Thomas Leipzig. The Bach Choir Houston and Mercury. Guest soloists will be: Vicki Gorman, soprano; Cecilia Duarte, alto; Eduardo Alberto Tercero, tenor; Carlton Ford, bass. Directed by Albert LeDoux. 6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Viol Intentions: Music for Viola da Gambas - Austin, Texas. Despite the visual similarity, a viol da gamba is not any kind of cello. During much of the Baroque, viols enjoyed equal popularity to strings. Here is your opportunity to enjoy these exotic instruments solo and in combination (consort). Included is a performance of Bach's sixth Brandenburg Concerto. 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
  • Ensemble Settecento - A Series of Unfortunate Names - Austin. All languages change with time, and our twisted English tongue is no exception. Some composers' names were innocuous in their own time, but are humorous or risque today, and some non-English composers' names arouse a giggle when said to an Anglophone. Ensemble Settecento will open its second season with a presentation of a wide variety of music from an almost 200-year span by composers whose names will tickle your funny bone, raise an eyebrow or two, or both! Oh yeah, and the music is great too! 8:00 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 8th and San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX. http://www.ensemblesettecento.org

Saturday, September 22, 2012
  • Ensemble Settecento - A Series of Unfortunate Names - Austin. All languages change with time, and our twisted English tongue is no exception. Some composers' names were innocuous in their own time, but are humorous or risque today, and some non-English composers' names arouse a giggle when said to an Anglophone. Ensemble Settecento will open its second season with a presentation of a wide variety of music from an almost 200-year span by composers whose names will tickle your funny bone, raise an eyebrow or two, or both! Oh yeah, and the music is great too! 8:00 p.m. United Christian Church of Austin, 3500 W. Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. http://www.ensemblesettecento.org

Friday, September 21, 2012
  • Ars Lyrica - It Takes Two - Houston. Bach's 4th "Brandenburg" Concerto, Haydn's Concerto in F Major for violin and harpsichord, and other works for two or more soloists. Featuring Canadian violinist Marc Destrube, Dutch recorder virtuoso Paul Leenhouts, Kathryn Montoya on Baroque oboe and recorder, and Matthew Dirst at the harpsichord. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • Ars Lyrica - It Takes Two - Pasadena. Bach's 4th "Brandenburg" Concerto, Haydn's Concerto in F Major for violin and harpsichord, and other works for two or more soloists. Featuring Canadian violinist Marc Destrube, Dutch recorder virtuoso Paul Leenhouts, Kathryn Montoya on Baroque oboe and recorder, and Matthew Dirst at the harpsichord. 7:00 pm. San Jacinto College, Central Campus, Corbin Recital Hall, Monte Blue Music Building, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, September 16, 2012
  • Texas Camerata - 'Germany' - Fort Worth. Music of the early German Baroque featuring Ryland Angel, countertenor, performing sacred works by Buxtehude, Ehrlebach, Johann Michael Bach and others. 7:30 pm, St. Patrick Cathedral, 1206 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 http://www.texascamerata.org

  • Texas Early Music Project - The Tudors - Austin, Texas. The Tudors: From Henry to Elizabeth. Popular culture has been interested in all things Tudor in recent years, so more people than ever are interested in the very important courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. We will perform lovely works written by Henry VIII as well as masterpieces from the court composers from both rulers. Our renowned singers will present solo and small ensemble vocal works and viola da gamba superstar, Mary Springfels, will lead our consort of viols. 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • Texas Early Music Project - The Tudors - Austin, Texas. The Tudors: From Henry to Elizabeth. Popular culture has been interested in all things Tudor in recent years, so more people than ever are interested in the very important courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. We will perform lovely works written by Henry VIII as well as masterpieces from the court composers from both rulers. Our renowned singers will present solo and small ensemble vocal works and viola da gamba superstar, Mary Springfels, will lead our consort of viols. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, TX. http://www.early-music.org

Friday, September 14, 2012
  • Dallas Bach Society, Claudio Monteverdi - Dallas. Playing period instruments and directed by Artistic Director and harpsichordist James Richman, and joined by the New York Baroque Dance Company under Artistic Director Catherine Turocy, the Society will present a program of music and dance by the famed Italian Baroque master, Claudio Monteverdi. Monteverdi composed nine books of madrigals and the selections for this concert are taken from Book VIII, known as the Madrigals of Love and War. The concert will be presented at Caruth Auditorium on the Southern Methodist University Campus, Dallas, TX, at 8:00 PM. http://www.dallasbach.org

Saturday, September 1, 2012
  • Mercury - Blazing Baroque - Houston. Our free concert features music by Vivaldi, Handel and Locatelli; a triumphant repertoire to herald in the new Mercury 2012-2013 season. Join us for a smashing evening under the stars! Featuring Jonathan Godfrey, violin. 8:00 p.m. Milller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Thursday, August 30, 2012
  • Mercury - Blazing Baroque - Houston. Our free concert features music by Vivaldi, Handel and Locatelli; a triumphant repertoire to herald in the new Mercury 2012-2013 season. Join us for a smashing evening under the stars! Featuring Jonathan Godfrey, violin. 8:00 p.m. University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Boulevard Houston, TX 77058. http://www.mercuryhouston.org

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
  • La Follia Austin - Yankee Baroque: Music in America at the time of the Revolution - Bryan, Texas. Prepare to be amazed by the raw beauty of the original music of Colonial America. La Follia performs spirited ballads and choral tunes from "Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music," as well as American dance music and selections from Jefferson's music library (he was an accomplished harpsichordist). We close with America's first oratorio: "The Temple of Minerva," with libretto by Francis Hopkinson. It was performed for Washington and the French during the depths of the War, and set...to English music! Take a break from the familiar patriotic re-treads, and be inspired by the real thing. 7:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan, Texas http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, June 30, 2012
  • La Follia Austin - Yankee Baroque: Music in America at the time of the Revolution - Austin, Texas. Prepare to be amazed by the raw beauty of the original music of Colonial America. La Follia performs spirited ballads and choral tunes from "Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music," as well as American dance music and selections from Jefferson's music library (he was an accomplished harpsichordist). We close with America's first oratorio: "The Temple of Minerva," with libretto by Francis Hopkinson. It was performed for Washington and the French during the depths of the War, and set...to English music! Take a break from the familiar patriotic re-treads, and be inspired by the real thing. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Friday, June 8, 2012
  • Ars Lyrica - Heaven and Hell - Houston. This exciting collaboration with the New York Baroque Dance Company (Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director) brings to Houston a fully-staged program of some of Monteverdi's most imaginative scores. These works take us from heaven to hell and back again, with musical imagery that still surprises, even after four hundred years! Music by Claudio Monteverdi: Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda Ballo delle Ingrate and other works from his 1638 Madrigals of Love and War. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, June 3, 2012
  • 14th Annual Summer Texas Toot (June 3-9) - Austin. The 2012 Summer Festival/Workshop is a one-week program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, viol, harp, lute, continuo and voice. This year's theme is "Music from the Mediterranean" and features the Flanders Recorder Quartet, Mary Springfels, Therese Honey, and Tom Zajac. The festival will be held June 3 through June 9, 2012 on the campus of Concordia University in Austin, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
  • Houston Early Music - Trio Settecento - Houston. Rising star violinist Rachel Barton Pine is joined by acclaimed cellist John Mark Rozendaal and harpsichordist David Schrader in a spirited program of Scottish baroque music including earthy, infectious Hebridean fiddling and the renewed pleasures of poetic works of Scotland's classical composers. Even the Italian virtuosi Geminiani and Veracini get in on the action with Scottish-themed compositions. 7:30 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Historical Eclecticism: Organ Building and Playing in the 21st Century (April 12-14, 2012) - Houston, Texas. A conference sponsored by the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies and produced in collaboration with the University of Houston, will take place on April 12-14, 2012, in Houston, TX. This conference will feature leading performers, organbuilders, and scholars and will showcase three of Houston's historically-inspired organs: Paul Fritts Op. 29 at St Philip Presbyterian Church (2010, III/Pd, 48 stops); Martin Pasi Op. 19 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (2010, IV/Pd, 75 stops); Fritz Noack Op. 128 at Christ the King Lutheran Church (1995, II/Pd, 30 stops). Recitalists include Gustavo Delgado, Peter Sykes, Stephen Tharp, Kimberly Marshall, Robert Bates, Mel Butler, and three outstanding young organists: Naomi Shiga, Damin Spritzer, and Tom Schuster. Speakers include Paul Fritts, Martin Pasi, Fritz Noack, Gustavo Delgado, Christopher Anderson, Matthew Dirst, Robert Bates, Kimberly Marshall, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, and three student paper competition winners. For updated information and to register for the conference go to the Westfield website or contact the Westfield Center at (607) 255-3065. http://www.westfield.org/houston

Sunday, April 1, 2012
  • Bach Society Houston - Abendmusik - Houston, Texas. The Bach Society Houston presents Abendmusik Concert: Music for Passiontide. The Bach Choir Houston and Camerata Ventapane Festival Orchestra conducted by Sebastian Knebel will perform J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, BWV 245. Guest soloists will be: Melissa Givens, soprano; Ryland Angel, alto; Randall Umstead, tenor; Paul Max Tipton, bass; Zachary Wilder, Evangelist; Paul Busselberg, Jesus. This concert is a co-production of the Bach Society Houston, Festival de Música Barroca de San Miguel de Allende, and the Camerata Ventapane Festival Orchestra. 6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • Bach Society Houston - Illuminations - Houston, Texas. Bach Society Houston presents Illuminations, a lecture and discussion series, intended to shed light on general aspects of Bach's music as well as to serve as a listening guide for the particular works that will be performed in the near future. Tonight's subject is Minuets, Bourrées, and Fugues: Musical Style and Dance in Bach's St. John Passion. 7:30 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Sunday, March 25, 2012
  • La Follia Austin - Chamber of Delights - Austin, Texas. In this concert, La Follia returns to its roots as an intimate Baroque chamber ensemble. We perform exquisite works for 3-6 players by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and Rameau. As a bonus, we will explain the exotic instruments we play, none of which has an exact modern counterpart, as well as backgrounds on the composers. Hey, we're professional Baroque artists; we know how to play this stuff right! 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, March 24, 2012
  • La Follia Austin - Chamber of Delights - Austin, Texas. In this concert, La Follia returns to its roots as an intimate Baroque chamber ensemble. We perform exquisite works for 3-6 players by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and Rameau. As a bonus, we will explain the exotic instruments we play, none of which has an exact modern counterpart, as well as backgrounds on the composers. Hey, we're professional Baroque artists; we know how to play this stuff right! 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
  • Ars Lyrica - La Resurrezione - Houston. An operatic telling of the Resurrection story by the young G. F. Handel, with vocal fireworks, beautiful melodies, and a stellar cast. This extraordinary oratorio, which established Handel's reputation in Rome, features a feisty Angel, an annoyed Lucifer, and three of Jesus' most faithful companions. Gillian Keith, Angel; Meredith Ruduski, Mary Magdalene; Ryland Angel, Cleophas; Zachary Wilder, St. John; Timothy Jones, Lucifer. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, March 4, 2012
  • Bach Society Houston - Chamber Music - Houston, Texas. Chamber Music with Sean Wang, baroque violin, and Matthew Dirst, harpsichord. The duo will perform works by J.S. Bach, Biber, and Tartini. 6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

  • Red Priest - Pirates of the Baroque - San Antonio, Texas. Red Priest performs "Pirates of the Baroque", a selection of music from the baroque repertory. The program features pieces by some of the greatest Baroque composers, interpreted in a bold, refreshing way. Founded in 1997 by the British recorder virtuoso Piers Adams, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, the baroque quartet Red Priest will be featured in the San Antonio Chamber Music Society's March 4th concert. 3:15 p.m. Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Place, San Antonio, Texas http://www.sacms.org

Friday, March 2, 2012
  • Houston Early Music - La Morra - Houston. Hispanic Heritage Series: Tears Of A Lion: A Secret Concert For Pope Leo X. Houston Early Music is pleased to introduce this exciting young Swiss ensemble. While remembered for his extravagant lifestyle, Pope Leo X (1513-1521) was a noteworthy patron of arts and a man of great sensitivity for music. Himself a competent composer, Leo X clearly had a weakness for good musicians and his rise to the peak of ecclesiastical power brought about a true (albeit short) Golden Age for many of them. Follow LA MORRA to Pope's private chamber for an intimate concert performed by the best of the pontiff's "secret musicians." Music by Pope Leo, Tromboncine, Encina, Francisco de la Torre. Madly beautiful music, performed on harp, fiddle, flutes, lute and vihuela de manna. 7:30 p.m. Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main St, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
  • La Follia Austin - The Art of Baroque Dance - Austin, Texas. Ballet fans (and everyone else), don't miss this! In what might be a first for Austin, La Follia welcomes Baroque dancing stars Paige Whitley-Baugess and Thomas Baird. Backed by the La Follia Baroque Ensemble, they will perform dances using authentic Baroque dance styles and costumes. Experience the art that was performed (quite capably) by no less a personage than King Louis XIV himself. After this performance, your trip to the dance hall will never feel quite the same again. 7:00 p.m. Northwest Hills Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, February 11, 2012
  • La Follia Austin - The Art of Baroque Dance - Austin, Texas. Ballet fans (and everyone else), don't miss this! In what might be a first for Austin, La Follia welcomes Baroque dancing stars Paige Whitley-Baugess and Thomas Baird. Backed by the La Follia Baroque Ensemble, they will perform dances using authentic Baroque dance styles and costumes. Experience the art that was performed (quite capably) by no less a personage than King Louis XIV himself. After this performance, your trip to the dance hall will never feel quite the same again. 8:00 p.m. Northwest Hills Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Friday, February 3, 2012
  • Houston Early Music - Richard Egarr, harpsichord - Houston. The Harpsichord's Golden Century. Harpsichord superstar Richard Egarr returns to Houston with his trademark sense of discovery and a fresh, compelling look at the virtuosic works of 17th century composers Couperin, Purcell, Froberger and Blow. With his inquiring mind and adventurous spirit, Egarr engages the audience with a gripping performance of works from a time when there were no restrictions and eccentricity was the standard. 7:30 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Houston, TX. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

  • 21st Annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend - Irving, Texas. February 3-5, 2012. The Polyphony Weekend will be held at the University of Dallas in Irving, and led by Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University. The singer's retreat will conclude with a celebrated Latin Mass on Sunday of the scheduled weekend at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 202 S. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas. The Polyphony Weekend will be held at the University of Dallas in Irving. The singer's retreat will conclude with a celebrated Latin Mass on Sunday of the scheduled weekend at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 202 S. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
  • La Follia Austin - Return of the Herd of Harpsichords - Austin, Texas. Last year's "Bach's Herd of Harpsichords" drew record crowds and earned an Austin Critic's Table nomination for best chamber music performance of the year. Well, there's more where that came from. La Follia performs more of Bach's concertos for two and three harpsichords. And this time we'll throw in his Triple Concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord for good measure. Director Keith Womer, JiMin Kim, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, Marcus McGuff, and Boel Gidholm are backed by the La Follia Baroque Ensemble. Last year we said you wouldn't hear a concert like this again. We lied. This time we mean it. 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, January 7, 2012
  • La Follia Austin - Return of the Herd of Harpsichords - Austin, Texas. Last year's "Bach's Herd of Harpsichords" drew record crowds and earned an Austin Critic's Table nomination for best chamber music performance of the year. Well, there's more where that came from. La Follia performs more of Bach's concertos for two and three harpsichords. And this time we'll throw in his Triple Concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord for good measure. Director Keith Womer, JiMin Kim, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, Marcus McGuff, and Boel Gidholm are backed by the La Follia Baroque Ensemble. Last year we said you wouldn't hear a concert like this again. We lied. This time we mean it. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, January 1, 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011
  • Ars Lyrica - Bach and Time - Houston. A beloved Bach suite, plus vocal works by the great Baroque master on the subject of time in its multiple dimensions, including a cantata on the idea of eternity and one for the new year. Ars Lyrica's annual New Year's Eve Gala follows directly in the Hobby Center Founders Club, with champagne, delectable hors-d'oeuvres, and special musical entertainment you won't want to miss! A seasonal all-Bach program: Cantata 106 "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit"; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major; Christmas Oratorio, Pt. 5 (for New Year's Day). 9:00 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Monday, December 19, 2011
  • Dallas Bach Society, Handel's Messiah - Dallas. Our favorite musical celebration for the holidays, in the afternoon for greater accessibility. Get ready to perform with the professionals as the audience is the choir, with the Bach Society orchestra, under the baton of James Richman. 7:00 pm. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2401 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, December 18, 2011
  • Dallas Bach Society, Handel's Messiah - Dallas. Our favorite musical celebration for the holidays, in the afternoon for greater accessibility. Get ready to perform with the professionals as the audience is the choir, with the Bach Society orchestra, under the baton of James Richman. 7:00 pm. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2024 S. Collins Rd, Arlington, TX 76010-8533 http://www.dallasbach.org

  • Dallas Bach Society, Messiah Sing-along - Dallas. Our favorite musical celebration for the holidays, in the afternoon for greater accessibility. Get ready to perform with the professionals as the audience is the choir, with the Bach Society orchestra, under the baton of James Richman. 2:30 p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7611 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, December 11, 2011
  • Houston Early Music - Dufay Collective - Houston. To Drive the Cold Winter Away - Christmas Revelry in Renaissance England. Celebrate the season as this acclaimed British ensemble makes their Houston debut with their own brand of entertaining Christmas treats. Included are carols and a pretty number written by Henry VIII, after which things move to the streets with tavern music, ecstatic dances and foot-tapping ballads. This holiday delight includes voice and a feast of instruments including fiddle, harp, guitar, vielle, flute, recorder, percussion, hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes. 5:00 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, December 4, 2011
  • Bach Society Houston - Abendmusik - Houston, Texas. The Bach Society Houston presents Abendmusik Concert: A Cosmopolitan Advent, Sunday, December 4, at 6pm, at Christ the King Lutheran Church. A Cosmopolitan Advent will spotlight the international variation in Advent music, and the musical pieces will include: J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140; Antonio Vivaldi: Magnificat; Michel-Richard de Lalande: Te Deum. The Bach Choir Houston and Mercury Baroque will be conducted by English guest conductor Ian Watson (pictured), an eminent artist in demand as a conductor as well as an organist, harpsichordist, and pianist. 6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Saturday, December 3, 2011
  • Dallas Bach Society - A Baroque Christmas - Dallas. The Bach Society expands it Christmas concert to a more pan-European repertoire of works celebrating Christmas, in a concert including J.S. Bach's Lobet den Herrn, Johann Ludwig Bach's Uns ist ein Kind geboren for eight solo singers, plus works from Holland, Italy and France. Caroling in German will once again conclude our evening. 8:00 p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7611 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
  • The Fall 2011 Texas Toot (Nov 18-20) - Palestine, Texas. The Texas Toot's Fall Festival/Workshop is a three-day program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, viol, early reeds, lute, harp, and voice. The festival will be held November 18 through November 20, 2011 at the Lakeview Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Saturday, November 12, 2011
  • Ars Lyrica - Musical Alchemy - Houston. An evening of musical magic, with prize-winning soloists, striking instrumental combinations, even a taste of the supernatural! Familiar works by Bach and Handel are leavened with more exotic fare, including chamber works by Bach's youngest son and by Frederick the Great's personal composer. J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; J. G. Janitsch: Quadro "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"; J. C. Bach: Quintet in D major, Op. 22, No. 1; H. Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, November 6, 2011
  • Bach Society Houston - Bach Vespers - Houston, Texas. Bach Society Houston presents J. S. Bach: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150; C.P.E. Bach: Gott, deine Güte reicht so weit; Gottfried Homilius: Ihr sollt nicht sorgen und sagen Bach Choir Houston and Mercury Baroque under the direction of Albert LeDoux. 6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

  • La Follia Austin - An 'Angel'ic Concert with Ryland Angel - Austin, Texas. If you haven't yet heard the remarkable sound of the countertenor voice, here's your chance to hear one of the best. Internationally recorded, and Grammy-nominated countertenor Ryland Angel joins La Follia in an intimate concert of early Baroque music, much of it composed as a tribute to Mary, mother of Jesus. Accompanied by exotic early Baroque instruments like the gamba and theorbo, the sound is haunting and deeply moving. Hear why the countertenor was the rock star of the Renaissance and Baroque, the effect no less potent today as it was then. 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, November 5, 2011
  • La Follia Austin - An 'Angel'ic Concert with Ryland Angel - Austin, Texas. If you haven't yet heard the remarkable sound of the countertenor voice, here's your chance to hear one of the best. Internationally recorded, and Grammy-nominated countertenor Ryland Angel joins La Follia in an intimate concert of early Baroque music, much of it composed as a tribute to Mary, mother of Jesus. Accompanied by exotic early Baroque instruments like the gamba and theorbo, the sound is haunting and deeply moving. Hear why the countertenor was the rock star of the Renaissance and Baroque, the effect no less potent today as it was then. 8:00 p.m. St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
  • Texas Camerata - 'France' - Fort Worth. Music from the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Hear Lecons de Tenebrae by Francois Couperin with guest artists Camille King and Dee Donascom, sopranos and Christoph Hammer, harpsichord. 7:30 p.m., University Christian Church, 2720 South University Drive, Fort Worth, Texas. http://www.texascamerata.org

  • Bach Society Houston - Abendmusik - Houston, Texas. The Bach Society Houston presents Abendmusik Concert: 30th Anniversary Celebration of Bach Society Houston. The J.S. Bach pieces chosen for the 30th Anniversary Celebration will include: Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft (BWV 50); Mass in G Major (BWV 236); Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan (BWV 201). The Bach Choir Houston and Mercury Baroque conducted by Albert LeDoux will perform with soloists: Lauren Snouffer, soprano; Sonja Bruzauskas, alto; Martin Petzold, tenor; Randall Umstead, tenor; Matthias Weichert, bass; Dirk Schmidt, bass. 6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
  • Houston Early Music - La Donna Musicale - Houston. Passionate Enemies. The Boston ensemble is back with music by women composers at the rival German courts of Frederic the Great and the House of Hapsburg. Foes on the battlefield, the zeal for victory extended to the salon, where passions ran high and nothing was spared in their lavish quest of the arts. Music by Frederic's sister, Wilhelmine, and Anna Bon goes up against Hapsburg-sponsored Camilla de Rossi and Maria Teresa Agnesi. Soprano Shari Alise Wilson and countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf. Violins, viola, violone, harpsichord and viola da gamba. 5:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Friday, September 23, 2011
  • Ars Lyrica - Paradise Found - Houston. Our 2011-12 season of Transformations begins with a journey from worldly torment to heavenly ecstasy, featuring French-Italian soprano Celine Ricci in her Houston debut with core Ars Lyrica string and continuo players. Domenico Scarlatti: Pur nel sonno almen tal'ora; Couperin and Rameau: Instrumental works; G. F. Handel: Gloria in excelsis Deo. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, September 18, 2011
  • Bach Society Houston - Bach Vespers - Houston, Texas. Bach Society Houston presents J. S. Bach: Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 178; Schütz: Herr, auf dich traue ich, SWV 377; Johann Christoph Bach: Fürchte dich nicht. Bach Choir Houston and Mercury Baroque under the direction of Albert LeDoux. 6:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
  • La Follia Austin - The (Baroque) Sopranos - Austin, Texas. Hey, Tony Soprano got nuttin' on this: Three of Austin's most talented and beautiful sopranos, backed by the La Follia Baroque Ensemble, sing bravura arias by George Frederic Handel. Jenifer Thyssen, Gitanjali Mathur, and Meredith Ruduski, in full diva regalia, star in this gala event. Come for the glorious music, come for the vocal fireworks, come for the pretty ladies, come for the dresses... who cares? It's all good. And nobody gets whacked! 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Saturday, September 3, 2011
  • La Follia Austin - The (Baroque) Sopranos - Austin, Texas. Hey, Tony Soprano got nuttin' on this: Three of Austin's most talented and beautiful sopranos, backed by the La Follia Baroque Ensemble, sing bravura arias by George Frederic Handel. Jenifer Thyssen, Gitanjali Mathur, and Meredith Ruduski, in full diva regalia, star in this gala event. Come for the glorious music, come for the vocal fireworks, come for the pretty ladies, come for the dresses... who cares? It's all good. And nobody gets whacked! 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Friday, June 10, 2011
  • Ars Lyrica - Forbidden Pleasures - Houston. The 2010-11 season concludes with the flamboyant music of the castrati, including works by Alessandro Scarlatti written during the prohibition of opera in Rome. Making his Ars Lyrica debut with this program is countertenor Ryland Angel. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, June 5, 2011
  • 13th Annual Summer Texas Toot (June 5-11) - Austin. The 2011 Summer Festival/Workshop is a one-week program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, viol, harp, lute, continuo and voice. The festival will be held June 5 through June 11, 2011 on the campus of Concordia University in Austin, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Saturday, May 7, 2011
  • Texas Early Music Project - Siren Song - Austin, Texas. This sensual and exotic music illuminates the lives of Sephardic Jews after their expulsion from Spain. Flavors of the Iberian Peninsula, the Middle East, and the Balkans swirl through the melodic ornaments and hypnotic rhythms, exhibiting the fruits of Artistic Director Daniel Johnson's continue research into this repertoire and its traditions. Special guest artists: Annette Bauer (recorders) and Kamran Hooshmand (santur, oud) 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, TX. http://www.early-music.org

Friday, May 6, 2011
  • Texas Early Music Project - Siren Song - Austin, Texas. This sensual and exotic music illuminates the lives of Sephardic Jews after their expulsion from Spain. Flavors of the Iberian Peninsula, the Middle East, and the Balkans swirl through the melodic ornaments and hypnotic rhythms, exhibiting the fruits of Artistic Director Daniel Johnson's continue research into this repertoire and its traditions. Special guest artists: Annette Bauer (recorders) and Kamran Hooshmand (santur, oud) 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, TX. http://www.early-music.org

Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
  • Houston Early Music - The Harmony of Nations - Houston. Trio Sonnerie, Monica Huggett's longest running and smallest group, comes from the UK to present the choicest pick of Europe's chamber music from the Baroque period. Biber's astonishing "Mystery Sonatas" for virtuoso violin contrast with exquisitely refined French music for viola da gamba and sprightly tunes from Jacobean England. Of course, the Harmony of Nations wouldn't be complete without JS Bach, here represented by a magnificent sonata for violin and harpsichord. 7:30 p.m. Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main St, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, March 27, 2011
  • Ars Lyrica - St. John Passion - Houston. Bach's setting of the passion narrative from the Gospel of John is sacred drama of the highest order. This beloved work, presented in collaboration with the Moores School of Music Concert Chorale, features tenor Tony Boutte as the Evangelist and a stellar lineup of soloists and players. 5:00 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Saturday, March 26, 2011
  • Texas Early Music Project - From Notre Dame - Austin, Texas. From meditative chant to rousing polyphony, this concert explores the groundbreaking and innovative music of Leonin and Perotin, the most important members of the 12th century School of Notre-Dame, whose contributions to the world of sacred music were the foundation for almost all the music we enjoy today in the Western world. TEMP is proud to be collaborating with Dr. Rebecca Baltzer, recognized worldwide as an expert on the music of Notre-Dame Cathedral during the Middle ages. This a cappella concert will be performed by ten voice, male ensemble in the resplendent acoustic of St. Mary Cathedral. Special guest artists: We are pleased to feature the return of Dr. Christopher LeCluyse, one of TEMP's founding members, and Temmo Korisheli. 8:00 p.m. St. Mary Cathedral, 203 E. 10th St, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Friday, March 25, 2011
  • Ars Lyrica - St. John Passion - Spring, TX. Bach's setting of the passion narrative from the Gospel of John is sacred drama of the highest order. This beloved work, presented in collaboration with the Moores School of Music Concert Chorale, features tenor Tony Boutte as the Evangelist and a stellar lineup of soloists and players. 8:00 pm. The Centrum at the Cyprus Creek Christian Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
  • Dallas Bach Society - J.S. Bach, Magnificat - Dallas. Bach's amazing setting of the Marian anthem "My soul doth magnify the Lord" has become possibly his most beloved single choral work. The Bach Society will perform it in conjunction with his Brandenburg Concertos #2 and #4, with guest artists including Baroque trumpet Nate Mayfield, who astonished with his flawless Messiah performances last season. 8:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
  • Vivace - Brookhaven Madrigal Singers - Dallas. Mu Phi Epsilon and the Dallas Public Library present a free concert in the downtown library auditorium. Known as Vivace, this costumed madrigal ensemble performs both sacred and secular madrigal and chamber choral music spanning the last eight centuries. Vivace is one of four vocal ensembles for Brookhaven Community College students and is conducted by Melody Gamblin-Bullock. 3:00 p.m. Dallas Public Library, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium, 1515 Young St., Dallas, Texas. http://www.muphiepsilondallas.org/concert_series.htm

Friday, February 25, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
  • 20th Annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend - Irving, Texas. The Polyphony Weekend will be held at the University of Dallas in Irving, and led by Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University and will prepare and perform Missa da capella by Claudio Monteverdi. The singer's retreat will conclude with a celebrated Latin Mass on Sunday of the scheduled weekend at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 202 S. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas. The Polyphony Weekend will be held at the University of Dallas in Irving. The singer's retreat will conclude with a celebrated Latin Mass on Sunday of the scheduled weekend at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 202 S. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Sunday, February 13, 2011
  • Copperleaf Quintet - San Antonio, Texas. The Copperleaf Quintet presents an intimate concert of vocal selections specially programmed to enhance the medieval and Renaissance art in The McNay's Oppenheimer collection. The concert features music by German, Dutch, and Franco-Flemish Renaissance composers. 3:00pm. McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209. General museum admission. http://copperleafquintet.benissimomusic.org

Sunday, February 6, 2011
  • Texas Early Music Project - Fleur-de-Lys - Austin, Texas. Our award-winning concertmistress Laurie Young Stevens leads a performance of superlative Baroque chamber music, featuring Dutch recorder virtuoso Paul Leenhouts, who was recently named the Director of Early Music Studies at the University of North Texas in Denton. This group of international artists comes together once a year for the pleasure of collaborating with Ms. Stevens on a concert that is always of the highest professional and musical quality. 3:00 p.m. St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1500 North Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78746 http://www.early-music.org

Friday, February 4, 2011
  • Texas Early Music Project - Fleur-de-Lys - Austin, Texas. Our award-winning concertmistress Laurie Young Stevens leads a performance of superlative Baroque chamber music, featuring Dutch recorder virtuoso Paul Leenhouts, who was recently named the Director of Early Music Studies at the University of North Texas in Denton. This group of international artists comes together once a year for the pleasure of collaborating with Ms. Stevens on a concert that is always of the highest professional and musical quality. 8:00 p.m. St. Mary Cathedral, 203 E. 10th St, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
  • Conspiraire - Renaissance & Response: Early Voices - Austin. Craig Hella Johnson & Company of Voices. Candlelight concert featuring Josquin Des Prez. Concert 1 of 4 exploring Renaissance polyphonic music, each with a world premiere response by Robert Kyr. Kyr has studied Josquin for over 30 years and is the editor of the Josquin works on this program. The performance will be the first time in the modern era that Josquin's music has been heard in a style closest to his artistic intentions. Kyr's new work of the evening is a direct response to "Nymphes des bois (Requiem)." Concert is at 8:00pm. Pre-concert talk by Kyr at 7:00pm is included in ticket. St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St., Austin, TX. http://conspirare.org/renaissance-response-polyphony-then-and-now

Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Friday, December 31, 2010
  • Ars Lyrica - Musical Resolutions - Houston. This festive program of Musical Resolutions mixes concerti and suites by Bach and Telemann with Handel's sublime dramatic cantata Apollo e Dafne. Featured soloists include a number of Ars Lyrica favorites: soprano Melissa Givens, bass-baritone Timothy Jones, plus Kathryn Montoya on recorder and Colin St Martin on Baroque flute. A gala reception with champagne and delectable hors-d'oeuvres follows, so make your plans now to spend New Year's Eve 2010 with Ars Lyrica! 8:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • Dallas Bach Society - The Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi - Dallas. Vivaldi's most renowned work, complete, featuring violin soloist Clare Adkins Cason. Plus Bach's Brandenburg Concertos #3 and #6. 7:00 p.m. House concert. http://www.dallasbach.org

Monday, December 13, 2010
  • Houston Early Music - Ciaramela, A Piper's Noel - Houston. For our Christmas offering, we present the exciting young American ensemble in a concert of carols, hymns, lullabies and instrumental pieces from Renaissance England, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. Featuring the talents some of the foremost early musicians performing works from humble pipers' tunes to grand Renaissance polyphony with voices, shawms, sackbut, recorders, and bagpipes. 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
  • Texas Early Music Project - An Early Christmas - Austin, Texas. We honor the season with a diverse selection of Christmas music from the cultures and the composers who created our holiday traditions! Serenely passionate chants and dance-like carols from Germany and France, beautiful Celtic lullabies and festive English wassails, performed by solo voices, small chorus, harps, violin, and continuo will delight your ears and hearts. Special guest artists: historical harpists Therese Honey and Becky Baxter. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, TX. http://www.early-music.org

Friday, December 10, 2010
  • Texas Early Music Project - An Early Christmas - Austin, Texas. We honor the season with a diverse selection of Christmas music from the cultures and the composers who created our holiday traditions! Serenely passionate chants and dance-like carols from Germany and France, beautiful Celtic lullabies and festive English wassails, performed by solo voices, small chorus, harps, violin, and continuo will delight your ears and hearts. Special guest artists: historical harpists Therese Honey and Becky Baxter. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, TX. http://www.early-music.org

Sunday, December 5, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
  • The Fall 2010 Texas Toot (Nov 19-21) - Palestine, Texas. The Texas Toot's Fall Festival/Workshop is a three-day program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, viol, early reeds, lute, harp, and voice. The festival will be held November 19 through November 21, 2010 at the Lakeview Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
  • Ars Lyrica - 1610 Vespers - Dallas. The 400th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's monumental 1610 Vespers is being celebrated worldwide in 2010. In November Ars Lyrica brings its splendor and drama to Houston and Dallas, in collaboration with the critically-acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Singers and the Whole Noyse, one of the world's finest Renaissance wind bands. 7:30 pm. Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 2214 Ross Avenue at Paerl, Dallas, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • Orpheus Singers - Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 - Dallas, Texas. Joining Orpheus Chamber Singers for this exciting concert will be two critically acclaimed early music ensembles: THE WHOLE NOYSE from Los Angeles and ARS LYRICA from Houston. Performed in Dallas' premiere venue for sacred choral music: Cathedral Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue at Pearl, Dallas, Texas. The concert begins at 6:30pm. Tickets: 214-546-1252 or visit Orpheus Singers website. http://www.orpheuschambersingers.org

  • Copperleaf Quintet - San Antonio, Texas. The Copperleaf Quintet at The San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas. 1pm: Meet the Artists reception in the Cafe des Artistes. 2:30pm: Concert in the Spanish Colonial Art Gallery. http://copperleafquintet.benissimomusic.org

Saturday, November 13, 2010
  • Ars Lyrica - 1610 Vespers - Houston. The 400th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's monumental 1610 Vespers is being celebrated worldwide in 2010. In November Ars Lyrica brings its splendor and drama to Houston and Dallas, in collaboration with the critically-acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Singers and the Whole Noyse, one of the world's finest Renaissance wind bands. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, November 7, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
  • Texas Early Music Project - The Splendors of Naples - Austin, Texas. In collaboration with UT musicologist and Neapolitan Dr. Guido Olivieri, we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's birth with this inspiring collection of Neapolitan sacred music from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Our program will cover the groundbreaking music of the late Renaissance avant-garde composer Gesualdo, the 17th century composers Scipione Stella and Francesco Provenzale, as well as the beautifully crafted music of the late-Baroque composer Pergolesi. A small orchestra of period instruments led by our acclaimed concertmistress, Laurie Young Stevens, will accompany TEMP soloists and vocal ensembles. 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Saturday, October 30, 2010
  • Texas Early Music Project - The Splendors of Naples - Lakeway, Texas. In collaboration with UT musicologist and Neapolitan Dr. Guido Olivieri, we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's birth with this inspiring collection of Neapolitan sacred music from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Our program will cover the groundbreaking music of the late Renaissance avant-garde composer Gesualdo, the 17th century composers Scipione Stella and Francesco Provenzale, as well as the beautifully crafted music of the late-Baroque composer Pergolesi. A small orchestra of period instruments led by our acclaimed concertmistress, Laurie Young Stevens, will accompany TEMP soloists and vocal ensembles. 8:00 p.m. Emmaus Catholic Church, 1718 Lohmans Crossing Rd., Lakeway, TX 78734. http://www.early-music.org

  • The Dallas Renaissance Consort - Dallas. Mu Phi Epsilon and the Dallas Public Library present a free concert in the downtown library auditorium. The Dallas Renaissance Consort, led by Susan Scheib, plays Renaissance music on reproductions of authentic musical instruments of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In this concert, audience members will hear and see music of Martin Luther's time and place, played on lutes, viols, and harp, as well as music of the well-known 16th-century English lutenist and composer John Dowland. Performers Alan Williams, lute; Audrey Brown, soprano; Hazel Mosely, harp; Allen Garvin, Hazel Mosely, Susan Poelchau and Susan Scheib, violas da gamba; Audrey Brown, soprano voice. 3:00 p.m. Dallas Public Library, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium, 1515 Young St., Dallas, Texas. http://www.muphiepsilondallas.org/concert_series.htm

Friday, October 29, 2010
  • Texas Early Music Project - The Splendors of Naples - Austin, Texas. In collaboration with UT musicologist and Neapolitan Dr. Guido Olivieri, we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's birth with this inspiring collection of Neapolitan sacred music from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Our program will cover the groundbreaking music of the late Renaissance avant-garde composer Gesualdo, the 17th century composers Scipione Stella and Francesco Provenzale, as well as the beautifully crafted music of the late-Baroque composer Pergolesi. A small orchestra of period instruments led by our acclaimed concertmistress, Laurie Young Stevens, will accompany TEMP soloists and vocal ensembles. 8:00 p.m. St. Mary Cathedral, 203 E. 10th St, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
  • Ars Lyrica - La Dirdina - Pasadena, TX. Teatro Mundi begins with an operatic bon-bon. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton stars in Domenico Scarlatti's comic intermezzo La Dirindina, the only surviving work of its kind from the master of the harpsichord sonata. This semi-staged production is directed by Tara Faircloth. Also featured: baritone Brian Shircliffe, tenor Joseph Gaines, and the Ars Lyrica ensemble in sinfonias by the Scarlatti family. 7:30 pm. San Jacinto College, Central Campus, Corbin Recital Hall, Monte Blue Music Building, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, September 26, 2010
  • Texas Early Music Project - Convivencia - Austin, Texas. Our season opens with a musical exploration of the relationships between the three great cultures (Muslim, Jewish, and Christian) that coexisted peacefully on the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages and the early years of the Renaissance. Medieval and Middle-Eastern songs and dances alternate with 16th century Spanish polyphony for voices, viols, lutes, and winds. Special guest artists: Tom Zajac (historical winds and percussion), Annette Bauer (recorders), and Kamran Hooshmand (santur and oud). 3:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Saturday, September 25, 2010
  • Texas Early Music Project - Convivencia - Austin, Texas. Our season opens with a musical exploration of the relationships between the three great cultures (Muslim, Jewish, and Christian) that coexisted peacefully on the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages and the early years of the Renaissance. Medieval and Middle-Eastern songs and dances alternate with 16th century Spanish polyphony for voices, viols, lutes, and winds. Special guest artists: Tom Zajac (historical winds and percussion), Annette Bauer (recorders), and Kamran Hooshmand (santur and oud). 8:00 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1206 E. 9th Street, Austin, Texas 78702. http://www.early-music.org

Friday, September 24, 2010
  • Texas Early Music Project - Convivencia - Austin, Texas. Our season opens with a musical exploration of the relationships between the three great cultures (Muslim, Jewish, and Christian) that coexisted peacefully on the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages and the early years of the Renaissance. Medieval and Middle-Eastern songs and dances alternate with 16th century Spanish polyphony for voices, viols, lutes, and winds. Special guest artists: Tom Zajac (historical winds and percussion), Annette Bauer (recorders), and Kamran Hooshmand (santur and oud). 8:00 p.m. University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

  • Ars Lyrica - La Dirdina - Houston. Teatro Mundi begins with an operatic bon-bon. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton stars in Domenico Scarlatti's comic intermezzo La Dirindina, the only surviving work of its kind from the master of the harpsichord sonata. This semi-staged production is directed by Tara Faircloth. Also featured: baritone Brian Shircliffe, tenor Joseph Gaines, and the Ars Lyrica ensemble in sinfonias by the Scarlatti family. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
  • Texas Camerata - Fort Worth. Celebrate the first concert of the season with countertenor Ryland Angel singing music of the German Baroque, including works by Buxtehude and Rosenmuller. 2:00 pm, Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. http://www.texascamerata.org

Sunday, June 13, 2010
  • 12th Annual Summer Texas Toot (June 13-19) - Austin. Featuring Saskia Coolen, Annette Bauer, Mary Springfels, and Robert Wiemken. The 2010 Summer Festival/Workshop is a one-week program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, viol, harp, lute, continuo and voice. The festival will be held June 13 through June 19, 2010 on the campus of Concordia University in Austin, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
  • Ars Lyrica - Roman Holiday - Houston. Don't miss this revival of Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, Handel's joyous romp through the most thoroughly Roman of Baroque musical genres, the dramatic cantata. This "final stop" on our 2009-10 season tour features mezzo-soprano Sonja Bruzauskas, soprano Melissa Givens, and countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf in the title roles. 5:00 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
  • Houston Early Music - Tapestry: Faces of a Woman - Houston. The three women of Tapestry, joined by Shira Kammen, vielle and harp return to Houston with a program crisscrossing borders and centuries to tell tales of remarkable women who inspired nations and generations. These women captured the imaginations of artists, composers, and writers throughout the ages. 8:00 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman at Main, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Friday, April 2, 2010
  • Bach, Vivaldi, and Durufle - Baroque orchestra and choir - Dallas, Texas. Good Friday performance of sacred music for Baroque orchestra and choir by Antonio Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, and Maurice Durufle on period instruments with guest soloists countertenor Ryland Angel, Laura and Derek Chester, Katrina Bergraff-Kledas and Jason Awbrey. Jennifer Carpenter and Cornell Kinderknecht, recorders; Kristin Van Cleve and Ellen Lovelace, violins; Lenora McCrosky, harpsichord; and others. Program includes J.S. Bach's Cantata 106, "Actus Tragicus", A. Vivaldi "Sabat Mater", and Maurice Durufle "Requiem". 7:00pm. University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX 75225. http://www.upumc.org

  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church - Bach: St. John Passion - Houston, Texas. Abendmusik: Music for Passiontide. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245. Bach Choir and Orchestra, Albert LeDoux, director. Joining the Bach Choir and period-instrument orchestra will be soloists Melissa Givens, soprano; Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenor; Randall Umstead, tenor and Evangelist; Gabriel Preisser, bass; and Paul Busselberg, Jesus. 3:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
  • Ars Lyrica - Springtime in Paris - Houston. An intimate and earthy program of French Baroque chamber works, and the Ars Lyrica debuts of two stars of the international early music scene, violinist Marc Destrube and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane. With oboist Kathryn Montoya, gambist Barrett Sills, theorbist Michael Leopold, and harpsichordist Matthew Dirst. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Friday, March 19, 2010
  • Ars Lyrica - Springtime in Paris - Houston. An intimate and earthy program of French Baroque chamber works, and the Ars Lyrica debuts of two stars of the international early music scene, violinist Marc Destrube and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane. With oboist Kathryn Montoya, gambist Barrett Sills, theorbist Michael Leopold, and harpsichordist Matthew Dirst. 7:30 pm. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
  • Wanderings - Concert with Nina Stern and Peter Maund - Austin, Texas. Nina Stern (recorders) and Peter Maund (percussion) will perform chants, songs, and dances from Medieval Italy to Armenia, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Hypnotic rhythms and hauntingly evocative melodies will bring you an evening of unforgettable musical delight! 8:00 pm. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. $18 general admission, $12 students and seniors, $8 under 18. Tickets will be available at the door.

  • Mercury Baroque - Romeo and Juliet - Houston. For Valentine's, Mercury teams with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater to remount their popular opera-ballet. 8:00 pm. University of Houston, Cullen Blvd at Campus Entrance #16, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

  • Dallas Bach Society - J.S. Bach, St. John's Passion. The charming singers of Armonia Celeste, with Lyle Nordstrom, Baroque lute and guitar, and Paula Fagerberg, Baroque harp, join Bach Society singers and chamber players in this amazing work, one of the highlights of Western Classical Music, which includes the amazing Tirsi and Clori. 8:00 pm. Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 East Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75214. http://www.dallasbach.org

  • Recorder/Percussion Workshops with Nina Stern and Peter Maund - Austin, Texas. The Austin Chapter of the American Recorder Society present a recorder and percussion workshop with Nina Stern and Peter Maund. Sessions will cover world music and adding percussion to your ensemble. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Fee: $35 (or $20 for a single session) payable at the door. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas.

Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
  • A Mid-Winter Recorder Workshop with Paul Leenhouts - Austin, Texas. The Austin Chapter of the American Recorder Society announces a Mid-Winter Recorder Workshop featruing Paul Leenhouts of the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music. The workshop will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759. Fee: $35. RSVP requested to Derek (007 at astro.as.texas.edu) or Marianne (weisskim at aol.com)

Friday, January 29, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
  • 19th Annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend - Irving, Texas. The Polyphony Weekend will be held at the University of Dallas in Irving, and led by Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University and will prepare and perform Missa Sine Nomine by Flemish Renaissance composer Josquin des Pres. The singer's retreat will conclude with a celebrated Latin Mass on Sunday of the scheduled weekend at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 202 S. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009
  • Ars Lyrica - A Neoploitan New Year - Houston. Ring in 2010 with Houston's most elegant New Year's Eve celebration. Rising stars soprano Ava Pine and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton join the ensemble for the American premiere of J. A. Hasse's Neapolitan masterpiece Marc Antonio e Cleopatra. A festive gala follows, with champagne, delectable hors d'oeuvres and fabulous prizes at our annual silent auction. 8:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • Dallas Bach Society - The Four Seasons of Vivaldi - Dallas. Vivaldi's most renowned work, complete, featuring our brilliant violin soloist Clare Atkins Cason. Champagne Reception afterwards for subscribers and donors. 8:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
  • Harpsichord Music from the Baroque Masters - San Antonio. JiMin Kim has recently completed her studies in harpsichord in Salzburg and Muenchen and will present a concert of harpsichord and chamber music from J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, Couperin, and others. Joining JiMin will be soprano Angela Malek and baroque violinist Laurie Stephens. Admission is free. 4:00 pm. Alamo Heights United Methodist Church Chapel, 825 East Basse Road, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.ahumc.org

Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
  • Ars Lyrica - Hail! Bright Cecilia - Houston. The glorious voices of the Houston Chamber Choir lift in song as we celebrate the 350th birthday of composer Henry Purcell with a collaborative musical trip to late 17th-century London. This grandiose tribute to music's patron saint features Purcell's extravagant but seldom heard Hail! Bright Cecilia. 4:00 pm. Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, (just north of US 290/Jones Road exit), Houston, Texas 77065 http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Friday, November 6, 2009
  • Ars Lyrica - Hail! Bright Cecilia - Houston. The glorious voices of the Houston Chamber Choir lift in song as we celebrate the 350th birthday of composer Henry Purcell with a collaborative musical trip to late 17th-century London. This grandiose tribute to music's patron saint features Purcell's extravagant but seldom heard Hail! Bright Cecilia. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
  • The Golden Age of the Lute - Dallas, Texas. Alan Williams, lute; Audrey Brown, soprano; Susan Scheib, treble viol; Jennifer Carpenter, recorder; Hazel Mosely, alto viol and harp; Susan Poelchau, tenor viol; Richard Thompson, bandora; Allen Garvin, bass viol. 2:00 p.m. Chapel of Christ Church, 4550 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • Houston Early Music - Red Priest: A Nightmare in Venice - Houston. Just when you thought it was safe to go to a Baroque concert - UK's Red Priest comes to town with a Halloween fest of some of the most extraordinary chamber music of the Baroque era, featuring Vivaldi's Nightmare Concerto, Tartini's Devil's Trill sonata, Masque music by Robert Johnson, Gluck's Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Leclair's Demon Airs and Red Priest's own Fantasia on Corelli's La Follia. 7:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman at Main, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
  • Ars Lyrica - A Musical Offering - Houston. Music may be the food of love, but it's also a journey for both body and soul. Our musical Grand Tour begins in the great halls of Europe, with works by Bach and Telemann written for either princely patrons or admirers in other countries. Featured artists include violinist Adam LaMotte, flautist Colin St. Martin, soprano Melissa Givens, and tenor Eduardo Tercero. 5:00 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Saturday, September 5, 2009
  • Mercury Baroque - Fiesta Mexicana Barroca - Houston. Mercury Baroque and their Musicos, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston, invite you to their Fiesta Mexicana Barroca at the Miller Outdoor Theater. This free concert promises to be a blast from the past as they perform villancicos from 18th century Mexico. For this performance, Mercury Baroque teams up with Mexico's famed vocal ensemble Voz en Punto and two special guitarists to perform music of Mexico's finest composers such as Padilla and Gutierrez. Join Mercury Baroque and Voz en Punto as they transport you to the Mexico you have never seen or heard. 8:00 pm. Miller Outdoor Theater, 100 Concert Drive in Hermann Park, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Sunday, June 14, 2009
  • 11th Annual Summer Texas Toot (June 14-20) - Austin. Featuring Tish Berlin, Matthias Moute, Brent Wissick, and Tom Zajac. The 2009 Summer Festival/Workshop is a one-week program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, viol, harp, lute, continuo and voice. The festival will be held June 14 through June 20, 2009 on the campus of Concordia University in Austin, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Sunday, May 24, 2009
  • Voci di Sorelle Season Finale Concert - San Antonio, Texas. Voci di Sorelle - San Antonio's Premier Women's Vocal Ensemble presents Weep No More: Music of Peace and Hope, an uplifting Memorial Day concert honoring the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, and their families. This concert of remembrance, peace and hope, features an eclectic collection of a cappella music including Spanish Renaissance, Russian Orthodox, German part song, and African American Spirituals. On the program are favorites such as Mendelssohn's "Lift Thine Eyes," and a stirring version of "Poor Wayfaring Stranger". Special guests include harpist Alice Keene. Don't miss this inspiring season finale performance. 3 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 711 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205. Adults $20, Military $18, Students $12. http://www.benissimomusic.org

Saturday, May 16, 2009
  • Mercury Baroque - Armide - Houston. Mercury Baroque recreates the grandeur of 17th century France with Lully's masterpiece Armide. French artists join the ensemble to resurrect this stunning opera for its first Houston performanc. 8:00 pm. University of Houston, Cullen Blvd at Campus Entrance #16, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Sunday, May 10, 2009
  • Ars Lyrica - Il Trionfo del Tempoe - Houston. Handel's first oratorio, in which the characters Beauty and Pleasure - at the instigation of Time and Disillusion - dazzlingly dispute each other's primacy. (Guess who wins!) Starring sopranos Ava Pine and Melissa Givens, countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf, and tenor Joseph Gaines. 5:00 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston. Bach Vespers. Bach's Cantata, Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4, along with music of Heinrich Schutz. Albert LeDoux will direct the Bach Choir and Orchestra (on period instruments) and soloists Tricia Kersh, soprano; Heather Scanio, alto; Myron Karner, tenor; and Gabriel Preisser, bass. 6:00 p.m. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St. (at Caroline) in Midtown. Hosted by the Society for Early Music of the Church at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. 6:00 p.m. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
  • UT Early Music Ensemble - Austin, Texas. con ogni sorte d'instrumento -- Come and enjoy a rich concert featuring music from the Renaissance to the 18th century "with every sort of instrument." The evening will include Telemann's delightful Trumpet Concerto in D Major, a virtuosic harpsichord concerto by G. Sammartini, and Haydn's celebrated Violin Concerto in G major, together with rarely performed works by Couperin, Gragnani, Purcell, A. Veracini and more. Admission is free. 8 p.m. UT Butler School of MusicRecital Studio (MRH 2.608), Austin, Texas. http://www.music.utexas.edu/ensembles/details.aspx?ID=18

Sunday, April 19, 2009
  • Music of Martin Luther's World - Dallas. Dallas Renaissance and Medieval Music. Hear and see musical instruments of Luther's time and place, including recorders, sackbuts, lute, violas da gamba, renaissance harp, and krummhorns. Sing verses of chorales, led by organist Dale Dietert and the Emanuel choir. Instrumentalists include Susan Scheib, Howard Scheib, Harald Poelchau, Susan Poelchau, Hazel Mosely, Allen Garvin, Alice Derbyshire, Karen Fine, Gregory Barton, Jim Smith, Glenn Todd and Alan Williams. Vocal soloists include Lauren Debussy, soprano; and Kurt Schmidt, baritone. $10 donation suggested, benefitting the Emanuel Community Center's food pantry program. 4:00 pm. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 311 San Jacinto St., Dallas, TX http://www.emanueldallas.org

Friday, April 10, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
  • Houston Early Music - Ensemble Galatea. Monica Huggett, violin and Richard Savino, theorbo return to Houston, this time with Bruce Dickey, cornetto and musicians of Ensemble Galatea, performing a stunning program of seventeenth-century virtuoso Italian masterworks. Works by Marini, Castello, Buonamente, Rognoni and more! 8:00 p.m. Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main St, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Monday, March 30, 2009
  • Dallas Bach Society - J.S. Bach, St. John's Passion. The Dallas Bach Society closes its 2008-09 season with Johann Sebastian Bach's epic Passion According to Saint John. The performance will feature Scot R. Cameron as the Evangelist, David Grogan as Jesus, and soloists Lynn Eustis, soprano, Augustine Mercante, alto, Derek Chester, tenor, and Jason Awbrey, bass, with the Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of James Richman. 7:00 pm. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2024 S. Collins Rd, Arlington, TX 76010-8533 http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
  • Dallas Bach Society - J.S. Bach, St. John's Passion. The Dallas Bach Society closes its 2008-09 season with Johann Sebastian Bach's epic Passion According to Saint John. The performance will feature Scot R. Cameron as the Evangelist, David Grogan as Jesus, and soloists Lynn Eustis, soprano, Augustine Mercante, alto, Derek Chester, tenor, and Jason Awbrey, bass, with the Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of James Richman. 8:00 pm. Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 East Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75214. http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, March 22, 2009
  • St. Rita Fine Arts: Lenten Baroque Concert - Dallas. Handel's psalm-based works will be presented by the Saint Rita Choir and Fort Worth's Texas Camerata orchestra, conducted by Dr. Alfred Calabrese, Director of Saint Rita Music. The Lenten Baroque Concert will feature Handel's compositions for the Duke of Chandos: Have Mercy Upon Me, O God (Psalm 51) and As Pants the Hart (Psalm 42). Soloists: Kathryn Summersett, Katie Bolding, Scot Cameron and Juan Jose DeLeon. 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Saint Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd, Dallas, Texas. http://www.stritaparish.net

Friday, March 20, 2009
  • Mercury Baroque - Baroque Meditation - Houston. For this unique chamber music concert, Antoine Plante trades in his baton for the viola da gamba. Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri leads off an intimate evening of German vocal works featuring Canadian singing group Les Voix Baroques. 8:00 pm. University of Houston, Cullen Blvd at Campus Entrance #16, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
  • Ars Lyrica - Women on the Verge - Houston. Women who've been abandoned, betrayed, and are hell-bent on revenge - who could ask for better material? With monologues, duets, and trios from Monteverdi through Haydn, and three superb femmes fatales: Melissa Givens, Marie Lenormand, and Sonja Bruzauskas. 7:30 pm. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Monday, February 16, 2009
  • Dallas Bach Society presents 'Dido and Aeneas'. Purcell's most beloved opera in concert version, with dancers from Contemporary Ballet Dallas, reflecting that this work was originally conceived for a London girls' school. Also featuring Purcell's Saul and the Witch at Endor, and his Suite from the Married Beau. 7:30 pm. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2401 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Sunday, December 14, 2008
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston. Abendmusik: Music for Advent and Christmas. The Bach Choir and Orchestra under Artistic Director Albert LeDoux present the cantata "Christen, atzet diesen Tag" (BWV 63) by J.S. Bach and works by Distler and Stolzel. Soloists are Melissa Givens, soprano; Nancy Markeloff, alto; Randolph Lacy, tenor; and Paul Busselberg, bass. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston, Texas. 6:00 pm. Admission by donation. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Sunday, November 16, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston. Bach Vespers: The Bach Choir and Orchestra under guest conductor Gotthold Schwarz present the cantata "Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild" (BWV 79) by J.S. Bach and works by Telemann and Hiller. Soloists are Lynelle Rowley, soprano; Sonja Bruzauskas, alto; and Jason Lester, bass. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston, Texas. 6:00 pm. Admission by donation. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Monday, October 20, 2008
  • Texas Camerata - The Baroque Violin - Fort Worth. Join the musicians of Texas Camerata along with internationally-acclaimed baroque violinist Cynthia Roberts for an afternoon of Baroque chamber music including two works by Vivaldi: his concerto in A minor for two violins and also his concerto titled: "La tempesta di mare." Telemann's concerto in C Major for four violins rounds out this program. The concert will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. http://www.texascamerata.org

Sunday, October 19, 2008
  • Texas Camerata - Dallas. Instrumental and vocal chamber music featuring the musicians of Texas Camerata with guest artists David Grogan, bass. 7:30 pm, University of Dallas, 1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062-4736, (972) 721-5079. http://www.texascamerata.org

  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston. Chamber Music Concert: Baritone Gotthold Schwarz (Leipzig) is joined by Stefan Altner (organ) and Barrett Sills (viola da gamba) in a program entitled In lamentatione jubilatio Dei, baroque settings of praise and lament by Bach, Rosenmuller, Hassler, Telemann, and others. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston, Texas. 6:00 pm. Admission by donation. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Sunday, September 28, 2008
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston. The Bach Choir and Orchestra under Artistic Director Albert LeDoux present the cantata "Es erhub sich ein Streit" (BWV 19) by J.S. Bach and works by Heinrich Schutz. Soloists are Melissa Givens, soprano; Randolph Lacy, tenor; and Paul Busselberg, bass. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston, Texas. 6:00 pm. Admission by donation. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Sunday, September 14, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
  • Cornell Kinderknecht, recorder - Dallas. Cornell Kinderknecht will play the music of Telemann at the Sunday morning services. Selections include the D minor and F major sonatas for recorder and continuo. 9:15 am and 11:30 am, First Unitarian Church of Dallas, 4015 Normandy Ave., Dallas, TX 75205. http://www.cornellk.com

Sunday, June 1, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
  • Dallas Pro Musica - Plano, Texas. 7:00 p.m. Dallas Pro Musica, the early music ensemble in residence at University of Texas at Dallas will perform a concert of secular works of the Italian Renaissance and works from the masters of the English madrigal. The featured works are by such noted Italian composers as Luca Marenzio, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, Magister Piero, Francesco Landini, Pomponio Nenna and Giovanni Domenico Da Nola, Claudio Monteverdi; and English composers Thomas Morley, Henry Purcell, John Wilbye, Thomas Vautor, and John Bennet; and the infamous P.D.Q. Bach. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3601 W. 15th St, Plano, Texas. http://creativeartsalliance.org/dallas_pro_musica.htm

Sunday, May 25, 2008
  • The Texas Toot presents The 2008 Texas Early Music Festival/Workshop - Denton. Featuring Alison Melville, Frances Blaker, Mary Springfels, and Dan Stillman. The 2008 Summer Festival/Workshop is a one-week program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, reeds, brass, viols, harp, lute, and voice. The festival will be held May 25 through May 31, 2008 on the campus of Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Saturday, May 17, 2008
  • Mercury Baroque - Dido and Aeneas - Houston. Mercury will stage Purcell's only opera. Full of the passion and drama of baroque period, and this time in English, the opera promises to be the highlight of the season. Antoine will team up with one of Houston's most beloved arts groups to tell this famous tale of love and death. 8:00 p.m. Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 201 Texas, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Sunday, May 11, 2008
  • Ars Lyrica - Duelling Divas - Houston. Ars Lyrica's season finale consists of two grand singing contests by Bach and Handel. These artful musical duels - Baroque equivalents to American Idol - are full of spectacular vocal and instrumental fireworks. See if you can tell to whom the composers give the prize! 5:00 p.m., Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, May 4, 2008
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston - Bach Vespers. Bach: Cantata BWV 172, Erschallet, ihr Lieder and other works. Bach Choir & Orchestra. Albert LeDoux, director. 5:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

  • Houston Early Music - Lucidarium la Istoria de Purim. Music and Poetry of the Jews in Renaissance Italy. In its first visit to Houston, this noted Italian ensemble presents a reconstruction of the soundscape that would have accompanied a typical Northern Jewish Italian family through the liturgical year and the life cycle. It combines sung poetry in Giudeo-Italian, Yiddish and Hebrew, traditional liturgical and paraliturgical music, and the lively songs and dances that would have been used to celebrate life's transitions. 4:00 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Houston, TX. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, April 13, 2008
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston - Chamber Music. Sebastian Knebel, organ and harpsichord, with members of the Bach Orchestra. 5:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

  • Rio Brazos Ensemble - Dallas. 3:00 p.m. The Rio Brazos Ensemble will perform as part of the Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series. Peggy Turner, Karen Ferrer, and Alice Derbyshire, recorders with special guest Leslie Enlow, guitar. The program will include music spanning the centuries, from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, including a piece written for this ensemble in 2006 by the Dutch composer Erik t'Hart. Admission is free. Dallas Public Library, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium, 1515 Young St., Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallaslibrary.org

Saturday, April 12, 2008
  • Texas Early Music Project: Celtic Knot - Austin. Scottish, Irish, & Breton Music from the 16th-19th Centuries. Beautifully evocative ballads, instrumental and vocal folk tunes, and exuberant dances with special guest artists Therese Honey (harp), Bouree Texane, and others. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Friday, April 11, 2008
  • Texas Early Music Project: Celtic Knot - Austin. Scottish, Irish, & Breton Music from the 16th-19th Centuries. Beautifully evocative ballads, instrumental and vocal folk tunes, and exuberant dances with special guest artists Therese Honey (harp), Bouree Texane, and others. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

  • Houston Early Music - Madcap, Red Priest and Angel. John Holloway, violin; Jaap ter Linden, cello; Lars Ulrich Mortensen, Harpsichord. Three of the foremost period instrumentalists return to Houston with a program of three of the foremost composers of the Baroque - Veracini (Madcap), Leclair (said to have played like an angel) and Vivaldi (Red Priest). Of the trio's playing Gramaphone UK has stated "It is rare to encounter this quality of ensemble playing outside the string quartet repertory … set exciting new standards for period performers." 8:00 p.m. St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Saturday, April 5, 2008
  • La Follia Austin - The Bach-Abel Concerts - Austin, Texas. The Ed Sullivan Show of the 18th Century. Guest artist: Bill Cory, fortepiano. JC Bach (JS Bach's youngest son) and Carl Friedrich Abel (the last great Baroque-era gamba player) experimented in 1765 with a concert series performing the works of popular and up-and-coming composers like Haydn. The "experiment" was wildly popular and continued for nearly 20 years. La Follia recreates the exciting music performed at these concerts. There are no jugglers and no comics, but something like the Beatles and Mommas and Papas on Ed Sullivan's show. Bill Cory, fortepiano joins as guest artist. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

  • Texas Camerata - Ava Pine and Larry Palmer - Fort Worth. 2:00 p.m., Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Vocal and instrumental chamber music with Ava Pine, soprano, and Larry Palmer, harpsichord. Including works by Monteclair, Isabella Leonardo and Telemann. http://www.texascamerata.org

Friday, April 4, 2008
  • La Follia Austin - The Bach-Abel Concerts - Austin, Texas. The Ed Sullivan Show of the 18th Century. Guest artist: Bill Cory, fortepiano. JC Bach (JS Bach's youngest son) and Carl Friedrich Abel (the last great Baroque-era gamba player) experimented in 1765 with a concert series performing the works of popular and up-and-coming composers like Haydn. The "experiment" was wildly popular and continued for nearly 20 years. La Follia recreates the exciting music performed at these concerts. There are no jugglers and no comics, but something like the Beatles and Mommas and Papas on Ed Sullivan's show. Bill Cory, fortepiano joins as guest artist. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
  • Mercury Baroque - Missa Commemorationis - Houston. Les Voix Baroques joins Mercury for this rare opportunity to hear one of Mercury's favorite composers, Caldara, with the pure sound of a baroque singing group. The event marks the return of critically acclaimed counter-tenor Matthew White to the Houston stage - all the way from Antoine's home town of Montreal. 8:00 p.m. Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 201 Texas, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
  • La Follia Austin - Bon Gout: The Glory of the French Baroque - Austin, Texas. Guest artist: Jed Wentz, traverso. Internationally acclaimed and recorded baroque flautist Jed Wentz joins La Follia in a concert of French Baroque music. Bon Gout means Good Taste, and it was used by the French to describe their musical ideal which flatters the ear with elegance, irony, and charm. We perform the very best of this beguiling repertoire. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

  • Ars Lyrica - A Marian Feast - Houston. Alessandro Scarlatti, the Neopolitan master of the opera and oratorio, has long been an Ars Lyrica favorite. This program juxtaposes his "Stabat Mater" (Mary's lament at the crucifixion) with an oratorio on her immaculate conception (just recorded by Ars Lyrica!). 7:30 p.m., Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Friday, February 29, 2008
  • La Follia Austin - Bon Gout: The Glory of the French Baroque - Austin, Texas. Guest artist: Jed Wentz, traverso. Internationally acclaimed and recorded baroque flautist Jed Wentz joins La Follia in a concert of French Baroque music. Bon Gout means Good Taste, and it was used by the French to describe their musical ideal which flatters the ear with elegance, irony, and charm. We perform the very best of this beguiling repertoire. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
  • Cliburn Concerts - Academy of Ancient Music - Fort Worth, Texas. Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Richard Egarr. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major BWV1050 and Concerto in G minor for harpsichord BWV1058. G.F. Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor Op.6 No.4 HWV322 and Sonata a 5 in B flat major HWV288. G.P. Telemann: Concerto in D major for flute. 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Penn St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. http://www.cliburn.org

Sunday, February 17, 2008
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston - Bach Vespers. Bach: Cantata BWV 18, Gleich wie der Regen und Schnee; Dieterich Buxtehude's Cantata, Jesu, meines Lebens Leben, BuxWV 62; and a motet by Domenico Mazzochi: Jesu dulcis memoria. Bach Choir & Orchestra. Guest conductor will be Matthew Dirst, artistic director of Ars Lyrica Houston and associate professor of music at the University of Houston. Guest soloists will be Melissa Givens, soprano; Randolph Lacy, tenor; and Sam Handley, bass. 5:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
  • Texas Early Music Project: Monteverdi: Letters and Laments - Austin. Monteverdi at his most intimate, with exquisite laments, passionate letters set to music, and virtuosic madrigals of love and mythology for voices and instruments. 8:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

  • McKinney Kammergild - Barricades...Alarms...FIRE! - McKinney, TX. An evening of Vivaldi, Couperin, and Marais on historic instruments.McKinney Performing Arts Center at the Historic Collin County Courthouse, 111 N. Tennessee, McKinney, TX 75069. $11.75 adult, $6.50 student/child. Additional fees apply to phone and online purchases. Tickets and Show Information: 214-544-4630

Sunday, January 27, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
  • Texas Camerata - Musica Espanola - Dallas. 5:00 p.m. Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, Texas. A New World premier of the zarzuela Las Nuevas Armas de Amor (The New Arms of Love). This operetta-like work was written in 1711 by Sebastian Duron for the Spanish Royal Court. Produced in collaboration with the Orchestra of New Spain, Grover Wilkins, artistic director. Also on the program will be Boccherini's flute quintet in D Major. http://www.texascamerata.org

Sunday, January 13, 2008
  • Houston Early Music - Fortune's Wheel - Mirie It Is. A Glimpse of Medieval England. From the rough vigor of folk music to the refines sophistication of rarely-heard polyphony, Fortune's Wheel presents of most of the surviving vernacular treasurers from the once vast, now largely lost repertoire of the English Middle Ages. 4:00 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman at Main, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Saturday, January 12, 2008
  • Texas Camerata - Musica Espanola - Fort Worth. 2:00 p.m., Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. A New World premier of the zarzuela Las Nuevas Armas de Amor (The New Arms of Love). This operetta-like work was written in 1711 by Sebastian Duron for the Spanish Royal Court. Produced in collaboration with the Orchestra of New Spain, Grover Wilkins, artistic director. Also on the program will be Boccherini's flute quintet in D Major. http://www.texascamerata.org

Sunday, January 6, 2008
Monday, December 31, 2007
  • Ars Lyrica - Clandestine Classics - Houston. Ars Lyrica's 07-08 New Year's Eve program is devoted to "Clandestine Classics": little-known masterworks by Bach and Handel, including the latter's recently rediscovered "Gloria." Join the musicians for a gala champagne reception and silent auction in the Hobby Center Founders' Club. Few composers strike the heart as powerfully as Claudio. 9:00 p.m., Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • Dallas Bach Society, Bach's Greatest Hits - Dallas. 25th Anniversary Concert. One Time Performance Only Champagne Reception for Subscribers and Donors. Non-stop Bach, including the Concerto for Two Violins, Brandenburg Concerto #3, and Cantata 140 ("Wachet auf"), as well as your favorite excerpts, in honor of the anniversary of our first concert in 1982. 7:30 p.m. Saint Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Friday, December 14, 2007
  • Mercury Baroque - Messiah - Houston. The Houston Chamber Choir joins the Mercury orchestra for a moving tribute to the holiday season. Antoine has selected the uncut "1750 Covent Garden" version, so audiences can hear Handel's masterpiece as it would have sounded in the day. Afterwards, Mercury invites concert-goers to celebrate with Antoine and the musicians at the annual Christmas fundraising party. 7:00 p.m. Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 201 Texas, Houston, Texas. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
  • The Fall 2007 Texas Toot - Palestine, Texas. The Texas Toot's Fall Festival/Workshop is a three-day program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, reeds, brass, viols, violin, harp, percussion, and voice. The festival will be held November 16 through November 18, 2007 at the Lakeview Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Sunday, November 11, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
  • Ars Lyrica - Love and War - Houston. Few composers strike the heart as powerfully as Claudio Monteverdi. His arresting Madrigals of Love and War, which range from tender laments to full-throated battle cries, are complemented on this program by instrumental and vocal works of Luigi Rossi and Barbara Strozzi. 5:00 p.m., Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • Cornell Kinderknecht, World Flutes - Dallas. 3:00 p.m. Cornell Kinderknecht, World Flutes with Cynthia Stuart, keyboard. Sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon. Admission is free. Dallas Public Library, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium, 1515 Young St., Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallaslibrary.org

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
  • Houston Early Music - Rebel - L'estro Armonico. Diverse Trumpet and Multiple Violin Concerti. L'Estro Armonico, or "musical inspiration," the title of Antonio Vivaldi's brilliant opus 3 aptly describes an exuberant and colorful extravaganza of rarely performed concerti for trumpet and multiple violins. 8:00 p.m. St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
  • Ars Lyrica - Wired Bach - Houston. Bach invented not only the keyboard concerto but concertos for multiple keyboard instruments. The fingers will be flying in "Wired Bach," as we explore Bach's concertos for two harpsichords, violin sonatas, and solo cello suites. 7:30 p.m., St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe St., Houston, TX 77056. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
  • Texas Camerata - Sound the Trumpets! - Fort Worth. 7:30 p.m., University Christian Church, 2720 South University Drive, Fort Worth, Texas. Experience the glory of Baroque brass with works for 8 trumpets, timpani and strings. Featuring selections by Biber, Mouret, Schmelzer and Purcell. http://www.texascamerata.org

  • Ars Lyrica - Mad Women - Houston. Unhinged by love, deranged by circumstance, Baroque "mad women" are among the most fascinating creatures of their time. From the uncanny Bess of Bedlam to the suicidal Lucrezia, these women are unforgettable experiences, especially when portrayed by such stellar singers as Melissa Givens and Marie Lenormand. 7:30 p.m., Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Friday, June 1, 2007
  • Double Feature Finale! Theater Project & Faculty Concert - Austin, Texas. The Masque of True Love A short but thrilling spectacle of poetry, art, dancing, singing, & playing, based on Ben Jonson's "Love Restored" and "A Challenge at a Tilt". Music by Henry Lawes, Nicolas Lanier, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Thomas Campion and others. Directed by Amy & Jonathan Brumley. The Toot Faculty Concert for Recorders, Viols, Lute, Harp, Voice, and More. 7:30 p.m. Schroeder Performance Hall in the Louise T Peter Center (Luther Lane) at Concordia University, 3400 N IH-35, Austin, Texas. Presented as part of the 2007 Summer Texas Toot. $10 general admission available at the door. http://www.toot.org

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
  • The Darke is My Delight - The Flanders Recorder Quartet - Austin, Texas. The 9th Annual Summer Texas Early Music Festival (aka the Texas Toot) is delighted to present the internationally renowned Flanders Recorder Quartet in concert. "The Darke is My Delight: English Music from c. 1600 for Soprano and Recorders" features compositions by Byrd, Morley, Dowland, and Ferrabosco and texts by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. They will be joined by Austin soprano Gitanjali Mathur, who delights audiences at concerts by the Texas Early Music Project, Conspirare, and more. 7:30 p.m. First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Ave at 30th St, Austin, Texas. Presented as part of the 2007 Summer Texas Toot. Tickets: $18, $13 (student/senior), $4 (children under 15). Available by reservation and at the door http://www.toot.org

Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
  • The Texas Toot presents The 2007 Texas Early Music Festival/Workshop - Austin. Music of England and Italy. The fabulous Flanders Recorder Quartet (Paul Van Loey, Bart Spanhoven, Tom Beets, Joris Von Goethe) returns to The Texas Toot. The 2007 Summer Festival/Workshop is a one-week program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, reeds, brass, viols, harp, lute, harpsichord, and voice. The festival will be held May 27 through June 2, 2007 on the campus of Concordia University in Austin, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
  • The Helios Ensemble - Pergolesi's La Serva Padronna - Dallas. Giovanni Pergolesi's La Serva Padronna. A delightful baroque opera. Starring Robert Brooks, Rhonda Rom, and Joshua Dennis. Directed by Patrick Newell. Conducted by Kevin Sutton. 8 p.m. at the home of Bob and Patricia Brooks, 9632 Vista Oaks Drive, Dallas. Tickets are $25 general admission for adults. $12 for children under 12. Seating is limited so reserve your seats early. Call 214 696 5614 or email maestro2@grandecom.net http://www.heliosensemble.org

Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
  • Houston Early Music - Virtuosi d'Italia -- An El Mundo Project. British violin virtuoso Monica Huggett and West Coast guitarist-lutenist Richard Savino--two of the world's most renowned period instrument practitioners--perform a selection of wonderfully diverse and brilliant Italian music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The duo is joined by the brilliant young cellist William Skeen. 8:00 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, April 15, 2007
  • James Richman, harpsichord and Joyce Alper, baroque oboe - McKinney, Texas. 4:15 p.m. The McKinney Kammergild will present "Viva Italia" featuring James Richman, Harpsichord and Joyce Alper, baroque oboe on April 15 at 4:00 pm at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. The performance includes works by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Geminiani, Allesandro Besozzi and Sammartini. Tickets are $15 adult and $5 student. For more information or tickets contact (972) 547-2660. The McKinney performing Arts Center is located at 222 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069.

Saturday, April 14, 2007
  • Texas Camerata - Sweeter than Roses - Fort Worth. 2:00 p.m., Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Ava Pine, soprano, Larry Palmer and Linton Powell, harpsichords, and Adam Gordon, trumpet. Featuring J.S. Bach's Cantata #51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! and his Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C Major, as well as works by Vivaldi, and Jose de Nebra. http://www.texascamerata.org

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Friday, April 6, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
  • Houston Early Music - Ensemble Caprice - Les Septs Sauts. Baroque Chamber Music at the Court of Stuttgart. An exuberant program demonstrating the foreign influences that made music played at the Court of Stuttgart so colorful. Remarkable recorder virtuosi Matthias Maute and Sophie Lariviere direct the Montreal-based ensemble of viola da gamba, harpsichord and Turkish percussion in works by Handel, Vivaldi, Couperin, Froberger and Bodino. 8:00 p.m. St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe, Houston, Texas. Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. by Matthias Maute, Co-director, Ensemble Caprice. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Friday, March 9, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Friday, March 2, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Sunday, January 7, 2007
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Saturday, December 9, 2006
  • Orchestra of New Spain - An Italian Christmas - Dallas. Vocalists of the Orchestra of New Spain with soloists from the Dallas Wind Symphony in a joyous Christmas celebration. There are few Christmas works that sound more Christmas than Ottorino Respighi's pastoral Laud to the Nativity. The Angel, Mary and a Shepherd reflect on the hillside experience of the rejoicing shepherds. With works from Spain's Siglo de Oro. 5:00 p.m. Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, Texas. http://www.orchestraofnewspain.org

Sunday, December 3, 2006
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston - Music for Advent and Christmas. Abendmusik: Music for Advent and Christmas. Michael Praetorius: Wie schoen leuchtet der Morgenstern [How brightly beams the Morning Star]; J.S. Bach: Cantata, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland [Savior of the nations, come], BWV 61; J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243. Melissa Givens, soprano; Christine Reber, soprano; Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenor; Randolph Lacy, tenor; Timothy Jones, bass; Bach Choir & Orchestra, Albert LeDoux, director. 5:00 p.m. No admission charge; free-will offering. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Thursday, November 30, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
  • Ars Lyrica Houston - Celestial Sirens - College Station. Otherwordly music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara, the original "girl group." Ars Lyrica's heavenly voices include Melissa Givens and Tracy Rhodus, sopranos, and Natalie Arduino, mezzo-soprano. The opulent continuo for this concert includes harpsichord, viola da gamba, archlute, and Baroque Harp. 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal, 906 Bush Dr., College Station, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Monday, November 13, 2006
  • Ars Lyrica Houston - Celestial Sirens - Houston. Otherwordly music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara, the original "girl group." Ars Lyrica's heavenly voices include Melissa Givens and Tracy Rhodus, sopranos, and Natalie Arduino, mezzo-soprano. The opulent continuo for this concert includes harpsichord, viola da gamba, archlute, and Baroque Harp. 7:30 p.m., Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Monday, November 6, 2006
  • Houston Early Music - Flanders Recorder Quartet. The Darke is My Delight -- English Music from the Reign of Elizabeth I. Crystal clear ensemble playing, seemingly effortless virtuosity and expressive interpretation. Joined by delightful Scottish soprano Susan Hamilton, the splendid Belgian ensemble performs music from the Golden Age of England--compositions by Byrd, Morley, Dowland and Ferrabasco with texts by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. 8:00 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main), Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, November 5, 2006
Thursday, November 2, 2006
  • Mundi: CD Release and Performance - Austin, Texas. Mundi, music of and for the world, has announced the release date for their sophomore album: "The Book & The Flower" - Thursday November 2, 2006. The full length album, a follow-up to 2004's "Apple Howling," is a result of the talent of five extraordinary musicians, just back from a tour of Spain. Mundi will host a celebration, including a performance. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m. Barr Mansion, Artisan Ballroom, 10463 Sprinkle Rd., Austin, Texas 78754. Tickets are $12.00 and available from the Mundi website. CDs will be available at a special price at the celebration. http://www.mundiensemble.com

Saturday, October 28, 2006
  • The Helios Ensemble - The Splendor of the Baroque - Dallas. The Gala Opening of The Helios Ensemble's seventh concert season. Featuring works by Andre Campra, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Hoffman and Antonio Vivaldi. Patricia Brooks, soprano; Katrina Burggraf Kledas, mezzo soprano; Kevin Sutton, tenor; Robert Brooks, bass with Daniel Golleher and James Gallagher, violins; Sheila Madden, viola; Brady Lanier, cello; Lee Lattimore, flutes; Beth Carter, oboe; John McKean, harpsichord. 8 p.m at the home of Barbara Bradfield, 3535 Lawther Drive, Dallas. Tickets are $20 general admission. Seating is limited to 60 patrons. Call 214.696.5614 to reserve your seat, or email Maestro2 -at- grandecom.net. http://www.heliosensemble.org

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Sunday, October 8, 2006
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
  • Houston Early Music - Artek, Eine Kleine Abendmusik. An evening of German baroque chamber music including compositions by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Krieger and Erlebach. This New York-based ensemble features the virtuoso skills of violinist Robert Mealy, gambist Lisa Terry and harpsichordist/organist Gwendolyn Toth with the lustrous voice of soprano Jessica Tranzillo. 8:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, September 24, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston - Worldly Delights. Abendmusik: Worldly Delights, Bach's Secular Cantatas. Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 3, The Coffee Cantata: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, Hercules Decision: Lasst uns sorgen, lasst uns wachen, BWV 213. Melissa Givens, soprano; Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor; Randolph Lacy, tenor; Scott Guinn, bass. Bach Choir & Orchestra, Albert LeDoux, director. 5:00 p.m.,Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas 77005. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Friday, September 8, 2006
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
  • Stephanie Prewitt and Friends - Austin, Texas. Austin Critics Table award winner mezzo-soprano Stephanie Prewitt performs English baroque music. Accompanying Ms. Prewitt will be lutenist Scott Horton, harpsichordist Keith Womer, violinist Boel Gidholm, and gamba player James Brown. Music will include works by Campion, Dowland, Purcell, Gibbons, and Byrd. 7:00 p.m. Preece Recital Hall, Armstrong Community Music School, 901 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Friday, July 28, 2006
  • La Follia Austin Baroque - Sneak Preview Concert - Austin, Texas. La Follia members and guest artists perform selections from upcoming concerts on their 2006-2007 season. Composers on the program include Bach, Telemann, Erlebach, Reusner, Marais, Monteclair, C.P.E. Bach and Frederick the Great himself. Jenifer Thyssen, soprano; Stephanie Prewitt, mezzo-soprano; Boel Gidholm, baroque violin; Marcus McGuff, traverso; James Brown, viola da gamba; Scott Horton, lute/theorbo; and Keith Womer, harpsichord/organ. 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.lafollia.org

Thursday, July 27, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Sunday, July 9, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Sunday, June 11, 2006
  • Victoria Bach Festival - Victoria, Texas. Annual summer event that is a radiant jewel among the nation's cultural attractions. The weeklong Festival offers a varied repertoire of orchestral, choral and chamber music by baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary composers and features performances by nationally acclaimed artists. Led by artistic director Craig Hella Johnson. Held at various venues around Victoria Texas. June 11, 2006 through June 16, 2006. http://www.victoriabachfestival.org

Friday, June 2, 2006
  • Texas Toot Faculty Concert and Commedia dell'arte - The Faithful Pilgrim Lover - Austin, Texas. The Faithful Pilgrim Lover, directed by Amy & Jonathan Brumley, will be a fully staged and costumed musical comedy based on a Commedia dell'arte scenario. It will feature 17th century Italian songs by Monteverdi, Caccini, and others accompanied by a Baroque band, and will be enlivened by a chorus, dancing, and hilarious and loveable characters. Following the commedia, the entire Toot Faculty will present its final concert of the week. 7:30 p.m. Schroeder Performance Hall at the Louise T. Peter Center, Concordia University at Austin, Luther Avenue, east of Red River, Austin, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
  • The Killer Bees - Triumph over Passion - Austin, Texas. Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden. Kathlene Ritch-Brown and Amy Brumley, sopranos, Brett Barnes, baritone, Karen Burciaga and Boel Gidholm, violins, James Brown, viola da gamba, Jonathan Brumley, lutes, and Keith Womer, organ. 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Sunday, May 28, 2006
  • The Texas Toot presents The 2006 Texas Early Music Festival/Workshop - Austin. The fabulous Flanders Recorder Quartet (Paul Van Loey, Bart Spanhoven, Han Tol, Joris Von Goethe) returns to The Texas Toot. The 2006 Summer Festival/Workshop is a one-week program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, reeds, brass, viols, violin, harp, percussion, and voice. The festival will be held May 28 through June 3, 2006 on the campus of Concordia University in Austin, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Saturday, May 27, 2006
  • Cornell Kinderknecht, World Flutes - Dallas. Cornell Kinderknecht will perform on ethnic and historic World Flutes with Cynthia Stuart, keyboard and percussion. 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. The Tramell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora Street (between Harwood and Olive), Dallas, Texas 75201. http://www.cornellk.com

Saturday, May 20, 2006
  • Mercury Baroque, Romeo and Juliet - Houston. Mercury Baroque will cooperate with the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater to present Romeo and Juliet, a new ballet by Dominic Walsh. Music by Vivaldi and Handel. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 201 Texas, Houston, Texas. For information, visit online or call 713-315-2525. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Friday, May 19, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
  • Nathaniel Bryant Mayfield, A Historical Journey of the Trumpet - Austin, Texas. First Presbyterian Church St. Cecilia Music Series presents Nathaniel Bryant Mayfield - A historical journey of the trumpet from the Renaissance to the present! Mr. Mayfield will be describing and performing on the natural/baroque trumpet, the cornetto, the keyed trumpet, and the German rotary trumpet, including works by Telemann, Hummel, Hindemith and others. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. For ticket reservations, call 512-345-8866 ext. 43. http://www.fpcaustin.org

  • Houston Early Music - The King's Noyse. In May Time. This popular violin band celebrates May with a Renaissance German program of instrumental and vocal music portraying country life, full of characters dancing and eating much like a Bruegel painting. 8:00 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5501 Main, Houston, TX. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Monday, May 8, 2006
Sunday, May 7, 2006
  • The Texas Bach Choir and Collegium - San Antonio, Texas. Handel's "The Messiah". One of the great Baroque masterpieces, performed on period instruments and according to Handel's intentions. Internationally acclaimed Niklas Eklund, natural trumpet, and other marquee soloists fill the lineup of performers. 3:00 p.m., St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, 111 Barilla Place, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.texasbachchoir.org

Saturday, May 6, 2006
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Saturday, April 8, 2006
Monday, April 3, 2006
Saturday, April 1, 2006
  • Passion Music of the French Baroque - Austin. Stunningly beautiful music by Louis Couperin and other masters of the French Baroque. Come hear the Texas Early Music Project Baroque Ensemble instruments and singers present this romantic program! The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at the First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Thursday, March 30, 2006
  • Jennifer Carpenter and Brandi Berry - Denton, Texas. Solo and chamber music of the early to mid Baroque featuring Jennifer Carpenter, recorders and Brandi Berry, Baroque violin. Works by Ortiz, Fontana, Mealli, Marini, van Noordt, Turini, and Marais. 6:00 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall, Music Building, University of North Texas, 415 Ave. C, Denton, Texas.

Monday, March 27, 2006
Saturday, March 25, 2006
  • Mercury Baroque, Sabat Mater - Houston. Counter tenor Matthew White is featured in a performance of Stabat Mater by Vivaldi and other Italian Baroque masterpieces. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. For information, visit online or call 713-315-2525. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Saturday, March 18, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
  • The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree - Austin, Texas. First Presbyterian Church St. Cecilia Music Series presents Music from Bach's Ancestors. If Bach had not lovingly preserved the works of his forefathers, we would know almost nothing about them. His collection, the Altbachisches Archiv, was lost during the Second World War and only recently rediscovered in the Archives in Kiev. Hear works from the collection for voices, violins, multiple bass violas da gamba and continuo, directed by James A. Brown. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. For ticket reservations, call 512-345-8866 ext. 43. http://www.fpcaustin.org

Sunday, March 5, 2006
  • Texas Camerata - Early Music Delights - Dallas. A mostly-Mozart program commemorating the 250th birthday of one of the most revered artistic geniuses of all time. Guest soloists Camille King, soprano, and Larry Palmer, harpsichord. Texas Camerata flutist Lee Lattimore will be featured in a performance of Mozart's flute quartet in D Major. Other works by Philidor, Bonporti, and Ebart will be included. 7:30 p.m. Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Blvd, Dallas, Texas. http://www.fwearlymusic.org

Sunday, February 26, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
  • Mercury Baroque, Acis and Galatea - Houston. The pastoral opera by Handel fully staged with costume, set, and subtitle. Soloists include Ana Trevino-Godfrey, soprano, Gerrod Pagenkopf, counter tenor, Joseph Gaines, tenor, and Sam Handley, bass. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. For information, visit online or call 713-315-2525. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
  • Houston Early Music - Rachel Podger and Gary Cooper. Mozart Sontatas for Keyboard and Violin. Rachel Podger, Baroque violin and Gary Cooper, fortepiano. 8:00 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

  • Dallas Bach Society, Valentine's Day at Perkins Chapel - Dallas. The Society presents an intimate evening of love songs including Arias and Duets on the topic of Love, Coffee Cantata of J.S. Bach, Le Rossignol-en-amour (Couperin), No se entendera jamas (Handel's only Spanish cantata), Liebeslieder Polkas (PDQ Bach). Featuring Lucy Creech, soprano; Natalie Arduino, alto; Dan Baker, tenor; David Grogran, bass; Tamara Meredith, flute; James Gallagher, violin; Gyongy Erodi, cello; and James Richman, harpsichord. 8:00 p.m., Perkins Chapel, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Sunday, February 12, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Saturday, February 4, 2006
  • The Helios Ensemble - This Faire Emeralde Isle - Dallas. Music of Renaissance and Baroque England featuring Tracey Deen and Heidi Dietrich Klein, sopranos; Katrina Burggraf Kledas, mezzo soprano; Kevin Sutton, tenor; Jason Chandler, baritone; and special guest Dr. Keith Franks, organist. Presented at the home of Mrs. John Bradfield, 3535 Lawther Drive, Dallas, Texas. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and seating is limited to the first fifty patrons. For ticket pricing and information, call 214-696-5614 or email maestro2 at grandecom.net. http://www.heliosensemble.org

Friday, February 3, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Saturday, January 28, 2006
  • Texas Early Music Project, The Play of Daniel - Austin. One of the most popular of the medieval mystery plays from the 12th century with cast members Christopher LeCluyse, Jenifer Thyssen, Stephanie Prewitt, Brett Barnes, Gitanjali Mathur, Lara Britton, Jeffrey Jones Ragona, and Sam Johnson. Fully staged with costumes by Genie Barringer and featuring the TEMP Medieval Orchestra. 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Friday, January 27, 2006
  • Texas Early Music Project, The Play of Daniel - Austin. One of the most popular of the medieval mystery plays from the 12th century with cast members Christopher LeCluyse, Jenifer Thyssen, Stephanie Prewitt, Brett Barnes, Gitanjali Mathur, Lara Britton, Jeffrey Jones Ragona, and Sam Johnson. Fully staged with costumes by Genie Barringer and featuring the TEMP Medieval Orchestra. 8:00 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
  • Texas Early Music Project, Laurie Young Stevens and Friends! - Austin. Baroque violin chamber music at its best featuring Laurie Stevens, winner of the 2004 Austin Critic's Table Award for Best Instrumentalist. Special guests Paul Leenhours, recorder; Phoebe Carrai, cello. Assisted by Jon Daniels, recorder; Katheleen Kajioka, violin; Michelle Rush, viola; Keith Womer, keyboards. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at the First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

  • Houston Early Music - Paolo Pandolfo, viola da Gamba. The Labyrinth and Other Stories, music by Marais. Widely regarded today as one of the most important musicians on the European early music scene, Pandolfo will perform the music of Marin Marais, one of the great geniuses of the French Baroque who devoted his life composing for the viol. Performed with harpsichord and theorbo. 8:00 p.m., Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, January 8, 2006
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Friday, December 30, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
  • Dallas Bach Society, Handel's Messiah - Plano. Soloists Ava Pine, soprano, Meg Bragle, alto, Scot Cameron, tenor and Patrick Gnage, bass. 8:00 p.m. St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

  • Mercury Baroque, Christmas According to Bach - Houston. The concert features Suite for Orchestra #1, Christmas Cantatas BWV 57 ("Selig ist der Mann") and BWV 122 ("Das neugeborne Kindelein"), and violin concerto in A Minor with Jonathan Godfrey, solo violin; Ana Trevino-Godfrey, soprano; and Antoine Plante, conductor. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. For information, visit online or call 713-315-2525. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Sunday, December 11, 2005
Sunday, December 4, 2005
  • Baroque Vespers Service - Austin, Texas. Featuring Bach's Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (from which comes Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring), performed by the Redeemer Presbyterian Church Chorus and the Baroque Festival Orchestra, under the direction of George Dupere. This is the third of three concerts in the St. Cecilia Baroque Festival 2005. The service begins at 5:00 p.m. and repeats at 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. For ticket reservations, call 512-345-8866 ext. 43. http://www.fpcaustin.org

  • The Texas Bach Choir and Collegium - San Antonio, Texas. Advent and Christmas music from the Thirteen Colonies and Nueva Espana. 5:00 p.m., St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, 111 Barilla Place, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.texasbachchoir.org

Saturday, December 3, 2005
Friday, December 2, 2005
  • Baroque Festival Concert - Austin, Texas. Experience authentic 18th century Venetian Vespers music featuring newly discovered works by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by the First Presbyterian Church Chorale, The Baroque Festival Orchestra, and The Baroque Festival Soloists, under the direction of James A. Brown. Baroque Festival Soloists are Brett Barnes, Kathlene Ritch Brown, Amy Brumley, Bruce Cain, Stephanie Pruett, and Jeffrey Jones Ragona. This is the second of three concerts in the St. Cecilia Baroque Festival 2005. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas. For ticket reservations, call 512-345-8866 ext. 43. http://www.fpcaustin.org

  • The Texas Bach Choir and Collegium - San Antonio, Texas. Advent and Christmas music from the Thirteen Colonies and Nueva Espana. 7:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 6720 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.texasbachchoir.org

Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
  • The Fall 2005 Texas Toot - Palestine, Texas. The Texas Toot's 2005 Fall Festival/Workshop is a three-day program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, reeds, brass, viols, violin, harp, percussion, and voice. The festival will be held November 18 through November 20, 2005 at the Lakeview Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Monday, November 7, 2005
Sunday, November 6, 2005
Saturday, November 5, 2005
  • Womansong, c. 1100-1700 - Austin. The women of Texas Early Music Project perform songs by women composers from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Early Baroque periods, including music of 12th century mystic Hildegaard von Bingen, the trobiritz, and the 17th century composers Barbara Strozzi and Isabella Leonarda. 8:00 p.m., First English Lutheran Church, 30th and Whitis, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Sunday, October 30, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
  • Piffaro, The Renaissance Band - Dallas. World-renowned for its highly polished, energetic and delightful performances, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band recreates the elegant sounds of the wind ensembles of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods as well as the rustic folk music of the peasantry. Come and hear shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars and percussion in this enthusiastic and entertaining Piffaro performance. 7:30 p.m. Saint Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd, Dallas, Texas, 972-934-8388 ext. 223. http://www.strita.net/church/customcontent.asp?PageId=16&Menu=2

Monday, October 17, 2005
  • Texas Camerata, The Glory of the Baroque - Dallas. 7:30 p.m. Perkins Chapel, Southern Methodist University, 6001 Bishop Boulevard Dallas, Texas. Join the nationally acclaimed Baroque ensemble as they present an evening of vocal and instrumental works by Scarlatti, Pepusch, and Leopold Mozart. Featuring Camille King, soprano; Larry Palmer, harpsichord; and Adam Gordon, Baroque trumpet. http://www.fwearlymusic.org

Sunday, October 16, 2005
Sunday, October 9, 2005
  • Dallas Bach Society, Handel's Terpsicore - Dallas. Featuring soprano Ava Pine, countertenor Stephen Richards, and the New York Baroque Dance Company. G.F. Handel's Terpsicore plus other ballets by Handel, Rebel, and Rameau. 8:00 p.m. at the Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

  • Suonare e cantare: Music of the Scarlattis - Houston. Sonatas and cantatas from the Italian Baroque, including music of Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti and Isabella Leonarda. Featuring Melissa Givens, soprano; Alan Austin and Boel Gidholm, Baroque violins; Christopher Haritatos, Baroque cello, and Matthew Dirst, harpsichord. 6:00 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave at San Jacinto, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston - Bach Vespers. Featuring the Bach Choir and Orchestra, Albert LeDoux, conductor. Telemann: Es segne uns Gott; J. S. Bach: Cantata Herr Gott, dich loben wir, BWV 16; Stravinsky: Pater noster. The program begins at 5:00 p.m. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar Drive, Houston, Texas. Oktoberfest reception will be held following the Vespers. http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org

  • The Texas Bach Choir and Collegium - San Antonio, Texas. Choral and orchestral music from some of the great masters from the German Baroque Era: Dinner Music for a pageant by Telemann, an exciting cantata by J.S. Bach, a profound sacred concerto by Bach's teacher, Buxtehude, and a newly discovered flute concerto by Quantz. 5:00 p.m., St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, 111 Barilla Place, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.texasbachchoir.org

  • Mercury Baroque, Fairies, Monsters and Demons - Houston. Plunge into the fantasies of the baroque imagination with magic spells, men transformed to beasts, sea-gods, monsters and abandoned princesses. Music turns magic, instruments become human: the bitter lament of a violin in Locatelli's "The Tears of Ariadne"; the jubilant songs of Purcell's "The Fairie Queene"; the tragedy of Leclair's "Scylla and Glaucus". Follow us as myths become real. Antoine Plante, Conductor. Jonathan Godfrey, Solo Violin. The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be held at University of Houston Clear Lake, Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas. For information, visit online or call 281-283-2580. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

Saturday, October 8, 2005
  • Mercury Baroque, Fairies, Monsters and Demons - Houston. Plunge into the fantasies of the baroque imagination with magic spells, men transformed to beasts, sea-gods, monsters and abandoned princesses. Music turns magic, instruments become human: the bitter lament of a violin in Locatelli's "The Tears of Ariadne"; the jubilant songs of Purcell's "The Fairie Queene"; the tragedy of Leclair's "Scylla and Glaucus". Follow us as myths become real. Antoine Plante, Conductor. Jonathan Godfrey, Solo Violin. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 800 Bagby, Houston, Texas. For information, visit online or call 713-315-2525. http://www.mercurybaroque.org

  • The Texas Bach Choir and Collegium - San Antonio, Texas. Choral and orchestral music from some of the great masters from the German Baroque Era: Dinner Music for a pageant by Telemann, an exciting cantata by J.S. Bach, a profound sacred concerto by Bach's teacher, Buxtehude, and a newly discovered flute concerto by Quantz. 5:00 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 11 St. Luke's Lane, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.texasbachchoir.org

Sunday, September 25, 2005
  • Cornell Kinderknecht in Concert - Dallas. A mix of old and new, Cornell Kinderknecht will perform on flutes of multiple cultures. Included will be recorder works by G.F. Handel and Francesco Geminiani. Part of the Mu Phi Epsilon Sunday Concert Series at the Dallas Public Library. Admission is free. 3:00 p.m. Dallas Public Library, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium, 1515 Young St., Dallas, Texas. http://www.cornellk.com

Saturday, September 24, 2005
  • Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers - Austin. The Schola Cantorum of St. Mary's Cathedral is pleased to present Claudio Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, directed by Jeffrey Jones Ragona. The Whole Noyse (San Fransisco) will constitute the wind section. 8:15 p.m. St. Mary's Cathedral, 203 E. 10th St, Austin, Texas. http://www.early-music.org

Saturday, September 17, 2005
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
  • Chorus Angelorum Choral Workshop, Houston - Trendall Tutors Tallis. Chorus Angelorum will host its third biennial choral workshop, Trendall Tutors Tallis, from Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church-Anglican Use, Houston, Texas. The workshop will be lead by David Trendell, head of music at King's College, London. The music spans most of the 16th century and will include English and Continental contemporaries of Thomas Tallis (circa 1505 - 1585). http://www.chorusangelorum.org

Thursday, June 16, 2005
  • Texas Camerata - Love Songs - Boston, Massachusetts. 2:00 p.m., a Concurrent event with the Boston Early Music Festival. Linsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 5 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. The concert will feature guest artists Ava Pine, soprano and Larry Palmer, harpsichord. The performance will include vocal and chamber works by G.F. Handel, Barbara Strozzi, and Jose de Nebra. http://www.fwearlymusic.org

Sunday, May 29, 2005
  • The Texas Toot presents The 2005 Texas Early Music Festival/Workshop - Austin. The Texas Toot's 2005 Summer Festival/Workshop is a one-week program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, reeds, brass, viols, violin, harp, percussion, and voice. The festival will be held May 29 through June 4, 2005 on the campus of Concordia University in Austin, TX. This year, the Toot will focus on the music of Germany with guest faculty Saskia Coolen, Frances Blaker, Martha Bishop, Tom Zajac, and Judith Overcash. http://www.toot.org

Sunday, May 22, 2005
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Sunday, May 8, 2005
Saturday, May 7, 2005
Friday, May 6, 2005
  • Houston Early Music - Out of the Depths. Out of the Depths with La Monica. A program of vocal and instrumental works exploring the interaction between German and Italian cultures following the ruins of the Thirty Years War. Featured works by Buxtehude, Tunder, Bernhard, Kerll, Schmelzer and Rosenmuller. 8:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd, Houston, Texas. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Friday, April 29, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Friday, April 15, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Saturday, April 9, 2005
Friday, March 25, 2005
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Friday, March 11, 2005
Sunday, March 6, 2005
Monday, February 28, 2005
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
  • The Helios Ensemble, Monteverdi in Mantua - Lewisville. An evening of splendor with music by the great Venetian Master, Claudio Monteverdi. Featured works are the "Missa in illo tempore" and "Lamento D'Ariana. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Old Orchard at College Parkway, Lewisville, Texas. For reservations, call 214-696-5614 or email tickets@heliosensemble.org http://www.heliosensemble.org

Sunday, February 20, 2005
Saturday, February 19, 2005
  • Texas Camerata - Da Camera - Plano, Texas. The musicians of Texas Camerata and Camille King, soprano, will present Da Camera, a program of vocal and instrumental chamber music treasures. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is part of the Fine Arts series at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3601 W. 15th St, Plano, Texas. http://www.fwearlymusic.org

Saturday, February 12, 2005
Friday, February 11, 2005
Monday, January 31, 2005
  • University of North Texas Early Music Faculty Recital. Faculty members Lee Lattimore, Sara Funkhouser, Kevin Hall, and Brad Benight with guest artist Karen Hall will perform works by Quantz, Boismortier, Morel, Platti, Scarlatti, and Telemann. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the College of Music, University of North Texas, 415 Ave. C, Denton Texas. http://www.music.unt.edu

Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Sunday, January 16, 2005
  • Texas Camerata - An Evening of Bach Cantatas. 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Tenth and Lamar, Fort Worth, Texas. The concert features Camille King, soprano; Scot Cameron, tenor; Larry Palmer, harpsichord; and Burr Philips, bass; along with Andy Campbell, conductor, and members of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Chorus. http://www.fwearlymusic.org

Saturday, January 15, 2005
Saturday, January 1, 2005
  • Dallas Bach Society - New Year's Concert. A program of Handel's Opera arias, Haydn's Scottish songs, and Lieder by Schumann and Schubert. The concert will feature Ava Pine, soprano with James Richman, Artistic Director of the Dallas Bach Society, on harpsichord and fortepiano. 3:00 p.m., St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Friday, December 31, 2004
  • Dallas Bach Society - New Year's Concert. A program of Handel's Opera arias, Haydn's Scottish songs, and Lieder by Schumann and Schubert. The concert will feature Ava Pine, soprano with James Richman, Artistic Director of the Dallas Bach Society, on harpsichord and fortepiano. 8:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Monday, December 20, 2004
Sunday, December 19, 2004
Saturday, December 18, 2004
Friday, December 17, 2004
Thursday, December 9, 2004
Saturday, December 4, 2004
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Friday, November 19, 2004
  • Ars Lyrica Houston - M.A. Charpentier, Acteon. 7:30 p.m., in conjunction with the Moores School of Music Collegium Musicum. Presented at the Moores Opera House, University of Houston, Cullen Blvd at Campus Entrance #16, Houston, Texas. http://www.arslyricahouston.org

  • The Fall 2004 Texas Toot - Palestine, Texas. The Texas Toot's 2004 Fall Festival/Workshop is a three-day program of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music at all levels. Participants are welcome to participate in classes for recorder, reeds, brass, viols, violin, harp, percussion, and voice. The festival will be held November 19 through November 21, 2004 at the Lakeview Conference Center near Palestine, Texas. http://www.toot.org

Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Saturday, November 6, 2004
Saturday, October 16, 2004
  • Dallas Bach Society - Viva Vivaldi. The concert will include Vivaldi's Four Seasons featuring Cynthia Roberts, violin and the flute concerto Il Gardellino featuring Tammy Meredith, Baroque flute. 8:00 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas. http://www.dallasbach.org

Friday, October 15, 2004
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Saturday, September 25, 2004
  • The Helios Ensemble - Johann Sebastian Bach and his Circle. Kevin Sutton, artistic director presents the ensemble's sixth exciting concert season "The Sphere of Influence." This concert presents music by Bach, Schutz, Schein, Pachelbel, and Kuhnau and features J.S. Bach's exquisite motet, "Jesu, meine Freude." The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Park Lane at Boedecker, Dallas, Texas. Call 214-893-1573 or 214-696-5614 for ticket information. http://www.heliosensemble.org

  • The Texas Bach Choir and Collegium - San Antonio, Texas. Familiar and unfamiliar works of the Baroque era: Autumn from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, two contrasting cantatas by J.S. Bach, and a concerto by Heinrichen, a famous composer in is day. The concert begins at 5:00 p.m. and will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 11 St. Luke's Lane, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.texasbachchoir.org

Thursday, September 23, 2004
  • The Helios Ensemble - Johann Sebastian Bach and his Circle. Kevin Sutton, artistic director presents the ensemble's sixth exciting concert season "The Sphere of Influence." This concert presents music by Bach, Schutz, Schein, Pachelbel, and Kuhnau and features J.S. Bach's exquisite motet, "Jesu, meine Freude." The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1200 Elm Street, Denton, Texas. Call 214-893-1573 or 214-696-5614 for ticket information. http://www.heliosensemble.org

Saturday, September 18, 2004
  • Texas Camerata - The Baroque Camerata. World-renowned Baroque violinist Cynthia Roberts will perform "Fall" from the Four Seasons and will be joined by Kristin Van Cleve for Vivaldi's Concerto in Eb Major for 2 violins. Other works performed will include Quantz's flute concerto and excerpts from Handel's Water Music and Royal Fireworks. The concert will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. http://www.fwearlymusic.org

Saturday, September 11, 2004
  • Duets for Baroque Lutes. Two of the foremost Baroque musicians in the world Lucas Harris and Daniel Swenberg in concert. 8:00 p.m., Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 2200 18th Street at Jupiter Road, Plano, Texas.

Saturday, August 28, 2004
Sunday, May 30, 2004
Sunday, May 9, 2004
Friday, May 7, 2004
  • Houston Early Music - El Mundo, Zarzuelas y Tonadillas. This electrifying vocal and instrumental ensemble, noted for its exciting performances of baroque music from Spain and her New World colonies, returns to Houston after its stunning success in 2002 with a program of selected scenes from 17th-Century Spanish zarzuelas and Latin American music dramas. Featured will be excerpts from San Ignacio de Loyola, a sacred drama from the Viceroyalty of Peru with music by Dominico Zipoli. http://www.houstonearlymusic.org

Sunday, April 25, 2004
Friday, April 23, 2004
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
  • Anonymous 4 in concert - 'American Angels'. Houston Friends of Music at the Shepherd School of Music presents Anonymous 4 in concert. The 'American Angels' program, with music from their #1 ranked CD on the Classical Billboard Charts, will be given at 8:00 p.m. in Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas. See the Houston Friends of Music web site for address and ticket information. http://www.rice.edu/friends

Monday, April 19, 2004
Saturday, April 17, 2004
Saturday, April 10, 2004
  • Fort Worth Early Music presents 'Musical Offerings'. The trio sonata from Bach's Musical Offering, Hertel's Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe, and other chamber works featuring FWEM musicians. The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit the Fort Worth Early Music web site for pricing and details. http://www.fwearlymusic.org/

Sunday, April 4, 2004
Sunday, March 28, 2004
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Saturday, March 20, 2004
  • Texas Early Music Project, Austin - Auld Lang Syne. An intimate evening affair featuring the highlights of their Scottish ballad repertoire, followed by a delicious wine and dessert reception. The program will showcase many of the pieces on their CD, "The Bonny Broom and other Scottish Ballads," including "The Broom of the Cowdenknows". The program starts at 8:00 p.m. http://www.early-music.org

Thursday, March 18, 2004
Sunday, February 29, 2004
Saturday, February 28, 2004
Friday, February 27, 2004
Saturday, February 21, 2004
  • Fort Worth Early Music presents 'Gloria!'. Handel's Gloria for soprano and strings, as well as arias from Bach's cantatas featuring Camille King, soprano and Stanley Warren, tenor. The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit the Fort Worth Early Music web site for pricing and details. http://www.fwearlymusic.org/

 
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