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Early Music Southwest Presents “Bach to the Future”

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Early Music Southwest is an international collaboration of baroque-music professionals who specialize in the performance of chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries on original instruments. EMSW was established in 2000 by noted harpsichordist Christina Edelen, former faculty member at Baylor and the University of Houston; and orchestral cellist Frederick Edelen, member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. The Edelens organize this delightful Sunday series for Rienzi.

In "Bach to the Future," Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio and Christina Edelen explore the breadth of repertoire for violin and harpsichord from the 17th through 20th centuries, bringing to light the fascinating musical relationships between old and new composers. The program features music by Bach, ​Hovhannes, Leclair, ​Scarlatti, Schnittke, and Lou Harrison.
$25 MFAH members
$30 Nonmembers
Tickets include a reception after the performance. The home opens 45 minutes before the performances for a leisurely tour of the collection. For more information, call 713.639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation;
The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.