A Sponsored Project of the Austin Circle of Theaters

Texas Early Music Project

presents

The Second Annual
Mid-Winter Festival of Music
January 28 - March 5, 2000

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Six Weekends of enchanting music from ages past, the timelessness of simple Celtic melodies, the poetic passion of the troubadours, the graceful drama of Handel's operas, and the intimate simplicity of Schubert's songs
Weekend 1 | Weekend 2 | Weekend 3 | Weekend 4 | Weekend 5 | Weekend 6 | Ticket Information

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Tickets are available through subscription (512/371-0099 or 512/371-7753), through AusTix (512/454-TIXS [454-8497]), or at the door. Student and senior discounts are available. See Ticket Information below. Volunteer to earn free tickets!

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Weekend 1

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[img: tree] Friday, Jan. 28
First English Lutheran Church, 8:00pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $13 general; $10 students and seniors
TEMP kicks off its season with a concert presentation of Handel's opera "Rinaldo," an heroic tale of militaristic intrigue, sorcery and passionate love, featuring Francisca Vanherle, Jenifer Thyssen, Chris LeCluyse, and Brett Barnes, with Stephanie Prewitt in the title role. John Aielli returns as the narrator. Meet the performers at a special reception following the performance.
[img: tree] Saturday, Jan. 29
First English Lutheran Church, 8:00pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $10 general; $8 students and seniors
Romanesca Italiana: Lively Baroque chamber music from 17th-century Italy. Corelli, Scarlatti and more, featuring Laurie Young Stevens, violin, and Andrus Madsen, harpsichord.
[img: tree] Sunday, Jan. 30
First English Lutheran Church,
Pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm
Concert at 7:30pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $13 general; $10 students and seniors
Repeat performance of Handel's "Rinaldo," with a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 by UT musicologist and Handel specialist, Professor David Hunter.
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Weekend 2

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[img: tree] Saturday, Feb. 5
First English Lutheran Church, 8:00pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $10 general; $8 students and seniors
Baritone John Aielli and pianist Nancy Garrett (playing her Graf fortepiano) perform Schubert's "Die schöne Müllerin" and other early Classical delights.
[img: tree] Sunday, Feb. 6
First English Lutheran Church, 7:30pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $10 general; $8 students and seniors
Northern Nights: English Renaissance and Baroque music from Jan Jackson's ensemble, Passing Measures, and 17th- and 18th-century Scottish ballads from Texas Early Music Project.
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Weekend 3

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[img: tree] Saturday, Feb. 12
First English Lutheran Church, 8:00pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $10 [not included in season pass]
La Follia Austin Baroque presents "The Millennium Concert:1600, 1700, 1800" with special guest William Cory, fortepiano. Commemorate the turn of the millennium with music from the turnings of centuries past and present.
[img: tree] Sunday, Feb. 13
First English Lutheran Church, 7:30pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $10 general; $8 students and seniors
A La Fontana: Experience some of the most intimate and passionate music of medieval times in this concert of 12th- and 13th-century troubadour songs, along with cantigas and dances from Spain. Featuring Daniel Johnson and friends, with guest performers Tom Zajac and Kit Robberson.
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Weekend 4

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[img: tree] Saturday, Feb. 19
First English Lutheran Church, 8:00pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $10 general; $8 students and seniors
Using a variety of early harps, Therese Honey returns with an evening of stories and songs from the Celtic tradition.
[img: tree] Sunday, Feb. 20
First English Lutheran Church, 7:30pm
30th & Whitis [map]
Admission: $10 general; $8 students and seniors
"It's About Time: Journeys." Expect the unexpected as Texas Early Music Project embarks on a musical and theatrical journey through the stages of life with early music at its heart. Seeming incongruities reveal surprising connections.
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Weekend 5

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[img: tree] Friday, Feb. 25
McCullough Theatre, 8:00pm
The University of Texas Campus [map]
Admission: $12 general/$9 seniors and UT ID
Tickets available at UTTM Ticket Centers and at the door.
[not included in the season pass]
The UT Opera Theater and TEMP combine to present a fully staged production of Handel's "Alcina," an opera of illusion, deception, and magic. Soprano Kerry French reprises the title role she created for the 1999 Mid-Winter Festival. Stage direction by Dr. Robert DeSimone.
[img: tree] Sunday, Feb. 27
McCullough Theatre, 7:00pm
The University of Texas Campus [map]
Admission: $12 general/$9 seniors and UT ID
Tickets available at UTTM Ticket Centers and at the door.
[not included in the season pass]
Repeat performance of UT Opera Theater and TEMP's production of Handel's "Alcina."
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Weekend 6

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[img: tree] Friday, Mar. 3
McCullough Theatre, 8:00pm
The University of Texas Campus [map]
Admission: $12 general/$9 seniors and UT ID
Tickets available at UTTM Ticket Centers and at the door.
[not included in the season pass]
The UT Opera Theater and TEMP combine to present a fully staged production of Handel's "Alcina," an opera of illusion, deception, and magic. Soprano Kerry French reprises the title role she created for the 1999 Mid-Winter Festival. Stage direction by Dr. Robert DeSimone.
[img: tree] Sunday, Mar. 5
McCullough Theatre, 7:00pm
The University of Texas Campus [map]
Admission: $12 general/$9 seniors and UT ID
Tickets available at UTTM Ticket Centers and at the door.
[not included in the season pass]
Repeat performance of UT Opera Theater and TEMP's production of Handel's "Alcina."
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Mid-Winter Festival Ticket Information

Ticket prices are listed in the schedule above. Save time and money with a six-performance pass, good for any concert except the La Follia and UT Opera Theater performances: $54.00 general or $43.00 students and seniors, a 14% savings on the single ticket prices. Members of Early Music America or the Austin Circle of Theaters receive a discount of $1 per concert. Tickets for Texas Early Music Project performances will be available through subscription (512/371-0099 or 512/371-7753), at AusTix (512/454-TIXS [454-8497]) beginning in early January, or at the door.

Tickets for the UT Opera Theater production of Handel's Alcina will be available at UTTM Ticket Centers and at the door.
Support Texas Early Music Project

Please help keep early music in Austin! Your tax-deductible donations would be greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to "ACoT - Texas Early Music Project" and mail to:

Texas Early Music Project
P.O. Box 4328
Austin, TX 78765


Earn Free Tickets to Concerts!

TEMP also needs volunteers. Help with fundraising/development would be especially appreciated. Find out how you can volunteer by contacting our administrative coordinator, Wendy Brockett, by email, or by phone at 512/371-7753.



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