French Musical Pleasures: A Whimsical Concert From Ars Lyrica Houston
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The last date listed for Menus Plaisirs was Sunday September 22, 2013 / 6:00pm.
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Charpentier: Magnificat a 3
J.-F. Rebel: _Les plaisirs champêtres _
Handel: “Tune Your Harps” from Esther
Handel: “Fato, tiranno” from Flavio
Handel: “Cara pianta” from Apollo e Dafne
**Chédeville: Concerto after Vivaldi, _The Four Seasons _
Charpentier: Petite Pastorale
Lully: Symphonie in A minor (Trios de coucher le Roy)
Charpentier: Intermezzo to _Le mariage forcé _
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.