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Cultural Arts

Mercury - The Orchestra Redefined

Mercury - The Orchestra Redefined
We're proud to host Mercury - The Orchestra Redefined this season.

Xtreme Baroque!

Fri, Sep 2, 2016
8:00 pm
Bayou Theater

Detail

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.

Free!


Brahms Symphony #1

Fri, Oct 7, 2016
8:00 pm
Bayou Theater

Detail

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!

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Goldberg Variations

Thu, Nov 10, 2016
8:00 pm
Bayou Theater

Detail

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!

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Les Indes Galantes

Thu, Feb 09, 2017
8:00 pm
Bayou Theater

Detail

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.

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Death & the Maiden

Fri, Apr 7, 2017
8:00 pm
Bayou Theater

Detail

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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Contact

Andrew Reitberger
Director of Student Life

2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-2560

www.uhcl.edu/cultural-arts  
Reitberger@uhcl.edu


Ticket Prices

Prices vary by concert and if the ticket is purchase ahead of time or at the door.

A discount is available to those with a current UHCL ID.


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Parking

Park Free: Lot D, 6:00 - 11:00 pm on concert night.

At other times, visitors must purchase parking passes in the parking lot.

Last updated: 08/09/2016 UTC
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