Ars Lyrica Houston Performs Spring Baroque Favorites
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Currently at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Zilkha Hall:
- Full Price:
- $36.00 - $57.00
- Our Price:
- $18.00 - $28.50
Though he was strictly a "panpipes and lyres" kind of guy, Plato was spot on about music: "Music," he said, "gives ... wings to the mind, flight to the imagination." Ars Lyrica Houston, the acclaimed ensemble dedicated to music of the 17th and 18th centuries, explores the connection between flights of notes and aerial acrobatics in its latest concert, Flying High. French and Italian baroque chamber works animate this season opener, including G. F. Handel's evocative Tra le fiamme featuring French-Italian soprano Céline Ricci and viola da gambist Mary Springfels. Escape gravity's pull -- in your imagination at least -- during this airy musical meditation at Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Emory GloverRed Velvet
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The police on the drive would not let us stop near the entrance to Zilka Hall but insisted we drive to the far end of the building to valet park, despite the fact that neither of us can walk distances well. The pre-concert lecturer imported from Pennsylvania was barely audible, even after an usher at our request asked her to speak up. The back row of the theater gets a gale of air-conditioning from what appears to be the vent for the whole room. The soprano soloist produced beautiful tones but hardly any consonants, which made understanding her German virtually impossible. The programs contained the lyrics she sang, but the house lights were so dim that we couldn't read them. The single stand microphone used for the first half of the concert was directed at the violins and oboe, making them overbalance the singer and lower instruments. Otherwise, it was a lovely evening.
About the Ticket Supplier: Ars Lyrica Houston
Ars Lyrica Houston (ALH) offers audiences a broad range of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, on period instruments and with careful attention to period style and context. Ars Lyrica, which means “lyric art,” performs on period instruments because they produce a sweeter, more intimate sound than their modern equivalents and are better suited to the performance of Baroque music especially. Founded in 1998 by harpsichordist and conductor Matthew Dirst and incorporated in 2003 as a 501©(3) organization, this Grammy-nominated ensemble offers a yearly series of programs at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Houston and also performs regularly at other area and national venues.