A reception with wine and light hors d’oeuvres follows the recital.
(For a sneak preview, check out the entry in Rienzi's blog, "The Gilded Dish.")
Early Music Southwest, an international collaboration of baroque music professionals, presents a series of musical recitals at Rienzi throughout the year. EMSW specializes in the performance of chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries on original instruments, perfectly complementing the unique historical environment of Rienzi’s collection.
The "Schubertiade" is a performance of Franz Schubert's famous song cycle "Die Schöne Müllerin." Written in 1823, it is a collection of 20 poems by Wilhelm Müller set to music for a solo tenor and piano, and it is considered one of Schubert's most important works. The Rienzi performance features tenor Tony Boutté and fortepianist Christina Edelen. A frequent and popular guest soloist in the Houston area, Boutté is a professor of vocal studies at the University of Miami and specializes in both historical performance practice and contemporary repertoire. He is widely sought after in both the United States and Europe as a recitalist and opera singer.
Admission is $20 per person. The recital is followed by a wine and light hors d’oeuvres reception. Reservations are required. For season tickets, please call 713.639.7800.