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February 3rd, 2018, 3:00PM

Deux - Classical Vocal Duo with Musical Offerings

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February 10th, 2018, 7:00PM

Texas Early Music Project

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February 11th, 2018, 3:00PM

Texas Early Music Project

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Deux - Classical Vocal Duo with Musical Offerings

February 3rd, 2018, 3:00PM

Deux - Classical Vocal Duo with Musical Offerings

Deux is collaborating with Joanie Christianson and her group Musical Offerings in an exciting program of baroque courtly music! Included are instrumental and vocal works from the courts of Louis XIV of France, Georg I of England, Phillip V of Spain, Frederick the Great of Prussia, Queen Christina of Sweden and Queen Anne of England. The vocal pieces include excerpts from Alessandro Scarlatti's Endimione e Cintia, the Spanish opera Los Elementos by Antonio di Literes, as well as the lovely Tenebrae by Francois Couperin. San Antonio Symphony players Joanie Christiansen and Beth Girko will be on violin with Qizhen Liu on cello. Austin Symphony principal harpist, Elaine Barber will play the triple (baroque period) harp.

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Featured Composer

William Byrd

William Byrd

1537-1623 Known as the “Father of British Music”, William Byrd in 1563 was appointed organist and choirmaster of Lincoln Cathedral, later moving to London to become co-organist with Thomas Tallis at the Chapel Royal.

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Featured Instrument

Crumhorn

Crumhorn

A capped reed in the woodwind family, developed in the Renaissance period. Its name means "bent horn."

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