Numbered among the cultural revolutions of the 17th century was music. Composers consciously created a stile moderno of dramatic oppositions and vivid emotions. “Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” (The New York Times), Quicksilver vibrantly explores this virtuosic, experimental and deeply moving “new music” by Castello, Fontana, Merula and Marini, performed on baroque violins, cello and harpsichord. Includes a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. and music starting at 7:30 p.m.
Dedicated to showcasing music from the Middle Ages through the 1700s, Houston Early Music presents concerts performed with historical instruments and styles true to the period. This season encompasses both masterworks and little-known gems with the goal of inspiring audiences to re-imagine the past.