Ars Lyrica Houston

4807 San Felipe, Ste 202 | Houston, TX 77056
Galleria/Uptown
Founded in 1998 by harpsichordist and conductor Matthew Dirst, Ars Lyrica Houston is a Texas-based ensemble that performs world-class Baroque music on period instruments. The Grammy-nominated ensemble specializes in music from the golden age of the 17th and 18th centuries. Ars Lyrica’s world premiere recording of J.A. Hasse’s Marc Antonio e Cleopatra brought the ensemble its first Grammy nomination for “a thrilling performance that glows in its quieter moments and sparkles with vitality” (Early Music America). Ars Lyrica’s latest Sono Luminus recording, of Domenico Scarlatti’s comic intermezzo La Dirindina and his chamber cantata Pur nel sonno, was released in August 2012. In addition to its concert and recording activities, ALH offers diverse educational and outreach programs that focus on enriching the concert experience and expanding audience interest. The organizations’ efforts include school workshops and collaborations, demonstrations of period instruments, performances at nontraditional venues and lectures.
  • December 31, 2016
    Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
    800 Bagby St #300 | Houston, TX 77002
    A festive program rings in the New Year with cantatas J. S. Bach wrote specifically for this holiday plus other celebratory works. This...
  • February 12, 2017
    Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
    800 Bagby St #300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Fast passagework? High notes? No problem for the greatest virtuosos of the early 18th century, whose talents inspired some of the most...
  • April 2, 2017
    Zilkha Hall
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Interest in the uncanny brought about all manner of oddities during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, from wax museums to gothic...
  • May 21, 2017
    Zilkha Hall
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    One of history’s greatest literary figures, Don Quixote has inspired many musical works over the years, from Renaissance songs to a Broadway...
  • May 21, 2017
    Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
    800 Bagby St #300 | Houston, TX 77002
    One of history's greatest literary figures, Don Quixote inspired many musical works over the years, from Renaissance songs to a Broadway...
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