Ars Lyrica Houston 2017/2018 Artful Women season

When:

April 7, 2018

Where:

Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX

About the Event:


 

Event Producer:

Ars Lyrica Houston
Kinga Ferguson, Executive Director
4807 San Felipe, Suite 202
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 622-7443

Music:

Classical

Activities:

Concert season

Today’s musical world is increasingly diverse in virtually all spheres, from classical to pop. That artistic diversity encourages audiences and practitioners to reconsider ingrained habits and tastes; the art becomes newly relevant. Great Composers may still dominate the musical landscape, but lesser-known figures have made significant inroads into the repertory. We’ve also benefitted greatly from increased scholarly and popular enthusiasm for the musical customs and practices of past eras: “period-instrument performance” began in academia but is now a global phenomenon—one that we’re delighted to share with you. Ars Lyrica Houston has always embraced this inquisitive attitude, in programming that offers a broad mix of dramatic and chamber music from the “Golden Age” of the 17th and 18th centuries, when all music aspired toward the lyric ideal. That trajectory continues during 2017/18 with Artful Women, a season of six subscription programs that explore women’s role as muse, heroine, composer, performer, and patron. Individual programs spotlight female musical pioneers, their particular modes of musical expression and patronage, and the enduring power of female icons from mythology and history. In a program featuring the award-winning Moores School Concert Chorale, Ars Lyrica celebrates the musical legacy of two important royal patrons from the Baroque era with J. S. Bach’s rarely heard Trauerode, written for the funeral of Christiane Eberhardine of Saxony, and Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne.

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