Bach: Harpsichord Concerto / Handel: Organ Concerto
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bach: Harpsichord Concerto / Handel: Organ Concerto

Program

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Concerto for Strings in E minor, RV 133

Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Organ Concerto in G minor, Op.4, No.1, HWV 289

J.S. Bach

Violin Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1042

Mercury Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Godfrey, Violin
Mario Aschauer, Harpsichord and Organ
Antoine Plante, Conductor

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Classical Sonatas
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Classical Sonatas

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, “Spring Sonata”

EMANUEL ALOYS FÖRSTER

Violin Sonata in E-flat major

Performers

Jonathan Godfrey, Violin
Mario Aschauer, Fortepiano

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Italian Harpsichord Music Around 1600
Aug
30
12:00 PM12:00

Italian Harpsichord Music Around 1600

Claudio Merulo (1533–1604)
Toccata duodecimo detto sesto tuono
from: Toccate d’intavolatura d’organo … libro secondo (Rome, 1604)

Giovanni Maria Trabaci (c. 1575–1647)
Sesto tono cromatico
from: Secondo libro de ricercate (Naples, 1615)

Claudio Merulo
Content [after the chanson by T. Crecquillon]
from: Terzo libro de canzoni d’intavolatura d’organo (Venice, 1611) 

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)
Partite sopra Follia
from: Toccate e partite d’intavolatura di cimbalo […] libro primo (Rome, 1615)

Giovanni de Macque (1548–1614)
Seconda Gagliarda
from: GB-Lbl Ms Add. 30491

Harpsichord after Giovanni Celestini (Venice, 1599) by Joel Katzman (Amsterdam, 2011), 1/4-comma meantone temperament

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Leipzig after Bach
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Leipzig after Bach

The Houston Chamber Choir’s last concert of the 2018-2019 Season, Leipzig After Bach, provides the final piece to our diverse and entertaining season of choral music. The names Johann Doles, Johann Hiller and Johann Schicht may not register with us today but they were among those entrusted with the musical life of the Thomaskirche after the time of J.S. Bach.  Assisted by noted University of Houston scholar Jeffrey Sposato, author of the upcoming book this concert is based upon, we take a rare look into the music for chorus and orchestra of these composers whose work has been largely overshadowed by the brilliance of their illustrious predecessor. 

Houston Chamber Choir
Robert Simpson, conductor
Mario Aschauer, organ/harpsichord

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HKSNA 2019
May
12
to May 14

HKSNA 2019

  • Sam Houston State University (map)
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Il Gusto Italiano: Italian Style and Transalpine Exchanges in Early Keyboard Music

Annual meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America at Sam Houston State University

 

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Gabrieli's Sons
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Gabrieli's Sons

In the early seventeenth century, composers from all over the Holy Roman Empire came to Venice to study with Giovanni Gabrieli, organist at St. Mark’s. One of the choral styles they were eager to learn was the cori spezzati technique, in which two or more choirs sing in alternation. The style spread quickly and inspired composers in Italy and North of the alps. This program, designed in the format of a Vespers for St. Caecilia’s Day, traces the polychoral style in Italy, Germany, and Austria

Bach Society Houston
Sam Houston State Early Music Ensemble
Rick Erickson and Mario Aschauer, conductors

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La Venexiana
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

La Venexiana

  • Boulder Seventh-day Adventist Church (map)
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Boulder Bach Festival presents baroque orchestra, vocal quartet & octet, and soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, performing exquisite works by Venetian baroque composers, including Antonio Lotti, Giovanni Gabrieli, Tarquinio Merula, Vivaldi, ending with J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite in B Minor.

Pre-concert lecture by Mario Aschauer begins at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30

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St. Matthew Passion
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

St. Matthew Passion

  • Shepherd School of Music, Stude Hall (map)
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Nicholas Phan, Evangelist
Mark Diamond, Jesus
Mary Wilson, Soprano
Meg Bragle, Alto
Derek Chester, Tenor
Michael Sumuel, Bass

Houston Symphony Chorus Chamber Ensemble
Betsy Cook Weber, Director

Houston Boychoir
Carole Nelson and John Markert, Directors

Mercury
 

Antoine Plante, Conductor

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