|HOUSTON— Houston Friends of Music presents the Boston Camerata on Tuesday, December 8th. The Boston Camerata will perform “A Mediterranean Christmas” in Stude Concert Hall at Rice University Shepherd School of Music. The program ranges geographically from Provence and Tuscany to Spain, the Balkans and Morocco; in time it spans roughly 700 years from 1200 to 1900. Music is shared from three religions: Christian, Muslim, and Jewish as was found in medieval Spain in a beautiful multi-cultural blend.|
Recognized as one of the world’s most noted early music ensembles, the Boston Camerata was founded in 1954 and has continued to share both vocal and instrumental music for more than 50 years. The Camerata’s musical performances are well known for their blending of spontaneity and emotional commitment with careful research and scholarship. Their live performances on early instruments share music from Europe, Asia, and America in a way that is unlike any other group.
The Boston Camerata preserves and reawakens human memory as expressed through the art of music. They produce an intown concert series for audiences in the Greater Boston are and tour regularly all over the world. The Camerata’s many LP and CD recordings, as well as its numerous media appearances and educational projects, have brought its work to audiences on every continent. Boston Camerata conducts talks, workshops and master classes in public and private schools, universities and institutions of higher learning.
The Detroit Free Press asserted, “For anyone tired of holiday chestnuts and kitsch, the world-class Boston Camerata early music ensemble takes you on a world class musical holiday…. a fascinating multicultural journey with their Mediterranean Christmas.“ Accolades from the Washington Post, “A many-colored tapestry…exuberant and ecstatic” and Gramophone’s “Rich in infectious Mediterranean rhythms” are shared by audiences all over the world. It makes you want to begin your holiday with this wonderful evening of magical music.
To purchase tickets, call 713-348-5400 or visit www.HoustonFriendsofMusic.org.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Houston Friends of Music began 49 years ago for the purpose of presenting great chamber music by great performers to audiences of all generations. Each year, the Houston Friends of Music Board selects nine performing groups of artists from over 100 internationally recognized performers.
Houston Friends of Music is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
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