- $89 for section C, indicated in brown (up to $96 value)
- $108 for section B, indicated in blue (up to $129 value)
- $124 for section A, indicated in yellow (up to $159 value)
- The package includes one ticket to each of the following performances: “Fire and Ice” (Thursday, December 31, at 9:30 p.m.), “All in a Garden Green” (Friday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m.), and “Summer Zephyr” (Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m.)
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- Fire and Ice: Ars Lyrica Houston’s New Years Eve celebration begins with Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons, before the musicians shake the snow off of their bows for Handel’s mythology-inspired Apollo e Dafne.
- All in a Garden Green: This program for the 2016 Houston Early Music Festival takes its title from an English folksong—an appropriate choice for a concert that celebrates musical cultures from around the world. You’ll also hear Vivaldi’s Spring amidst songs and cantatas from composers as esteemed as William Byrd, Thomas Morely, Clément Jannequin, and Juan del Encina.
- Summer Zephyr: Evoking the warm and unpredictable winds of summer, the sounds move from the hazy oppression of a hot afternoon to the whip-crack wind and lighting of a sudden storm. Yes, Vivaldi’s Summer makes an appearance, along with W. F. Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, W. A. Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, and three featured soloists.
Ars Lyrica Houston
Until we perfect time-travel, Ars Lyrica Houston may be a music-lover's best way to journey to the past. The ensemble, which specializes in compositions from the 17th and 18th centuries, doesn't shy away from history, calling on the unique skills of musicians who have mastered the often difficult instruments of the period. One such player is the group's founder: harpsichordist and conductor Matthew Dirst, who serves as the ensemble's Artistic Director and resident expert on how to remove chewing gum from your turning pins. His leadership has paid off, as the group has earned a Grammy nomination and a flourishing partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts.