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Handel in the Gardens: A Preview of “Acis and Galatea”

Saturday, Mar 09, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive Map & Directions

The Diana Garden at Bayou Bend serves as the lush backdrop for a 45-minute preview of Handel’s pastoral opera Acis and Galatea, presented in a new production by the Grammy-nominated Houston ensemble Ars Lyrica.

Admission includes one drink ticket. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on the lawn and enjoy the performance. Call 713.639.7750 for more information.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the 5:45 p.m. concert. The first floor of the mansion is open from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m..

In the event of rain, the concert will take place at Bayou Bend's Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center. No outside food or drink is permitted on the grounds; photography in the house or of the concert event is prohibited.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; Houston Junior Woman´s Club; The Susan Vaughan Foundation; The Americana Foundation; Tara and S. Stacy Eastland; Mary and Michael Epps in memory of Ralph E. Wallingford; The Ray C. Fish Foundation; the Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; The John M. O'Quinn Foundation; the William A. and Madeline W. Smith Foundation; Toni Wallingford; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; the Strake Foundation; Humanities Texas; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and James Gordon; and Mrs. Sara E. White.

Education programs at Bayou Bend also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate.