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TEXAS EARLY MUSIC PROJECT
We proudly announce our 2014-2015 season, dedicated to an exploration of early music in Italy, c.1200-c.1730. Join us for madrigals, chamber opera, wild Medieval dances and shimmering motets, with a finale of music by Monteverdi and those of his colleagues!
Save the dates from the “Sneak Peek” below!
Season Subscriber packages and individual tickets will be available later this summer.
Be a Medici (only nicer!) and Support TEMP!
Texas Early Music Project has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the La Pellegrina Project!
For more information, call (512) 377-6961 and leave a message or email us.
TEMP 2014-2015 Season (Venues TBA)
La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding
The Texas Premiere!
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3PM
Join us for the Texas premiere of La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding. First performed in 1589 for the spectacular Florentine wedding of Ferdinando de’ Medici to Christine de Lorraine, La Pellegrina is a musical masterpiece of spectacular dimensions. A stellar ensemble of over fifty performers including choir, soloists, and a full orchestra of period instruments, including viols, cornettos, sackbuts, and lutes, gathered from across the country. Lawrence Rosenwald, renowned Wellesley linguist and poet, will create and perform an original poetic narrative. Sara Hessel Schneider, host of KMFA’s Ancient Voices, will present the pre-concert lectures. Contribute to the La Pellegrina Project and earn
La Pellegrina Perks!
Receive La Pellegrina concert tickets, add to your TEMP CD collection with our La Pellegrina concert recording or previous TEMP concert recordings, or get our fabulous TEMP 2014-2015 Concert Season Tote bag!
at each donation level!
Italia Mia: Madrigal Mystery Tour
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3PM
The Italian madrigal in the 16th century was emotional, witty, daring, celebratory, passionate, sensual, experimental, and…much, much more. TEMP singers will perform innovative works by Lassus, da Rore, Verdelot, Rossi, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, d’India, and more for 2-6 parts, including Verdelot’s touching title madrigal, Italia Mia.
An Early Christmas in Europe
Friday, December 12 & Saturday December 13, 2014, 8PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3PM
We present a Christmas celebration with Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic and folk music from Europe and the British Isles replete with joyous carols, rollicking dances, and exquisite noëls for Christmas and the New Year. You’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of musical styles and languages, but it all adds up to Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
That’s Amore: An Early Valentine
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8PM
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3PM
As an early Valentine present, treat yourself and your sweetie(s) to a lively, witty, and loving pastiche of beautiful music from the courts and operas in Italy, c.1600-1750. We’ll tell a story that will warm your heart, make you laugh, and put your toes to tapping, featuring soprano Meredith Ruduski, bass Peter Walker, and countertenor Ryland Angel. Will there be a happy ending?
The Flowering of the Renaissance
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3PM
You’ll hear serene and pious chant from Italy’s monasteries, wild and saucy dances fit for Boccaccio’s Decameron and the ars nova, shimmering and bold madrigals in the ars subtilior style by Ciconia, and progressive and iconic motets by Heinrich Isaac and others as the Renaissance bloomed across Italy.
The Full Monteverdi, Part 2
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8PM
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3PM
We end our love song to Italy with music by Monteverdi and his milieu: Frescobaldi, Sances, Strozzi, Cavalli, and others, with soloists, chorus, and a small instrumental ensemble.
TEMP goes to school!
More news about our educational initiatives:
The Susan Anderson Kerr Scholarship & the Austin Community Foundation
We are excited about our developing educational initiatives. The Susan Anderson Kerr Scholarship has now been awarded to three young musicians, two at St. Stephen’s School, and one at UT Austin’s Butler School of Music. More scholarships are available for the 2014-15 season, so please keep spreading the word. We’ve received a grant from the Austin Community Foundation to perform at five Austin area schools, both public and private; the first of these was given at the Texas School for Blind and Visually Impaired in January, and was enthusiastically received. Last August, we performed an outreach concert for some of the choir directors in the Pflugerville schools, and now several of them are talking to us about performing for their students this Spring.
We’re looking forward to meeting more students and teachers and introducing them to their musical roots! If you know any young musicians or instructors who are interested in these opportunities, or would like to support our efforts in any way, please call (512) 377-6961 and leave a message, or email us! All contributions to the scholarship, or directly to TEMP, are fully tax-deductible.
Our new CD is available for purchase online!
Sacred: Music of the Divine
from Medieval to Baroque
Whether for meditation, prayer, or purely the visceral beauty, we hope you enjoy these selections in our first compilation CD
of sacred music, chosen from concerts from 2001-2013.
Visit the Recordings page to find more TEMP recordings available for purchase.
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