Mercury - The Orchestra Redefined
We're proud to host Mercury - The Orchestra Redefined this season.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016
Mercury returns to its roots to play the greatest hits of the Baroque period, including
excerpts from Vivaldi, Corelli, Bach and more. The “rock music” of the era, concert-goers
will Party Like It’s 1699, enjoying the driving, rhythmic music that will make Xtreme
Baroque a Rock Concert of historic proportions! This is Mercury at its best, performing
with passion, intimacy and artistic excellence.
Brahms Symphony #1
Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Brahms claimed it took him 21 years to finish his first symphony. Mercury pairs this
important piece with one of Beethoven’s most beloved Violin concertos, featuring Mercury
Concertmaster, Jonathan Godfrey. The UHCL stage will be filled with nearly 50 musicians
playing period wind, brass and string instruments reliving the glorious sound as only
Mercury can create!
Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Bach and the harpsichord will be front and center as Mercury explores this important
composition in an intimate setting unique to Mercury concerts. Originally composed
for the harpsichord, Mercury will bring an expanded arrangement for string orchestra
and harpsichord. A one-of-a-kind experience!
Les Indes Galantes
Thu, Feb 09, 2017
Les Indes Galantes (The Amorous Indies) is a ballet héroïque by Jean-Philippe Rameau,
who was inspired by an event he witnessed in Paris in the fall of November, 1725.
Six Native American chiefs were sent by Illinois French settlers to meet Louis XV.
The chiefs read a letter, pledging allegiance to the French crown, and performed three
dances. Impressed with the sight of these visitors, Rameau was moved to compose his
own rondeau, « Les Sauvages » which became a centerpiece of the ballet. Mercury will
play selections from the ballet in a multi-media presentation in collaboration with
the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The music will be accompanied by visual representations
featuring paintings and artwork in the MFAH collection and chosen specifically to
enhance the piece.
Death & the Maiden
Fri, Apr 7, 2017
The String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, known as Death and the Maiden, by Franz Schubert,
is one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire and will be the heart of this
concert. This masterpiece is Schubert’s homage to death, composed in 1824 when he
realized a serious illness was leading to his own untimely demise. Audiences will
be moved by this powerful, evocative arrangement for string orchestra, originally
recorded by Mercury in 2014.
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