Founded in 2000, Mercury offers performances of a broad repertoire of classical music on period instruments and has garnered critical acclaim around the world. The orchestra performs more than 50 concerts a year, including a seven-concert Downtown series at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater.
The concert series features distinctive programs like multi-media collaborations American Skies, audience favorite Bach & Piazzolla and world-class concerts with guest artists like mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and early music specialist and conductor Harry Bicket.
Mercury extends its reach outside the formal concert hall with its Neighborhood Series, bringing casual, affordable and intimate hour-long performances to four Houston neighborhoods: Midtown, Museum District, Memorial and The Woodlands. Mercury is redefining the orchestra’s role in the community under the artistic leadership of Antoine Plante. Through its vibrant and inspiring performances, award-winning education programs, and world-class music on period instruments, Mercury is celebrating its commitment of making the power and passion of music accessible to all.
Mercury’s mission is to serve the community by celebrating the power of music, Baroque and beyond, teaching, sharing and performing with passion, intimacy and excellence.
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member