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  1. 17 Sep
    Mon / 2012
    This coming Sunday afternoon, Timothy Hester, fortepianist and associate professor at the University of Houston, will be performing “A Pair of Haydns and a Pair of Mozarts” in Rienzi’s intimate Gallery. Two Haydns? I knew of one—Franz Joseph Haydn, who dominated the 18th century with symphonies and string quartets—from my ill-fated childhood piano lessons. But there were two?

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  2. 03 May
    Thu / 2012
    This coming Saturday and Sunday, Houston Grand Opera Studio Artists will present the last of the 2011 – 2012 Rienzi Recital series. They will perform pieces by both Gerald Finzi and Richard Wagner in Rienzi’s intimate Gallery. Rienzi has a special connection to Wagner...

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  3. 24 Oct
    Mon / 2011
    On Sunday afternoon, four members of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra- Timothy Hester,(Fortepiano), Oleg Sulyga (Violin), Rene Salazar (Viola), and Barrett Sills (Cello)- will perform Mozart’s Piano Quartets in Rienzi’s Gallery Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is probably one of the most well known Classical music composers. Born in 1856 to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl Mozart, young Wolfgang was taught violin and keyboard by his father, a composer and music teacher. An...

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  4. 06 Oct
    Thu / 2011
    On Sunday, October 16th, Early Music Southwest, an international collaboration of baroque musicians, will open their Rienzi recital series with “Schubertiade.” This performance will highlight the Austrian composer Franz Schubert’s famous song cycle Die schöne Müllerin. Die schöne Müllerin is based on Shöne Müllerin, a lyric sequence written by one of Schubert’s contemporaries, the German poet Wilhlem Müller. In 1820, the 23 poems that form Shöne Müllerin were published in Müller’s Sixty-Seven Poems from the Papers...

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  5. 27 Sep
    Tue / 2011
    In preparing for "English Taste," we spent considerable time at the dining tables of 18th-century England, but on the way stopped into the annals of 21st-century technology.

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  6. 07 Jul
    Thu / 2011
    If you step into the Breakfast Room at Rienzi you might come across two guests of the house – Sir Francis and Lady Dashwood have been residing along the far wall for the past few months. Sir Francis and Lady Dashwood at West Wycomb Park, by Nathaniel Dance from 1776, is part of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Collection managed by the MFAH, and is on temporary loan to Rienzi.  We are lucky to host such a prominent...

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