In-School Performances

Bring Mercury musicians into your school for 45-minute engaging and interactive performances.  Appearances can be booked to do two back-to back performances designed for up to 300 students each show to maximize reach.

Teachers get an experience that:

  • Adapts to meet your school's needs
  • Features curriculum-connected study guides
  • Provides guidance on how to extend the lessons to your classroom

Students get an experience that:

  • Allows them to interact with our musicians
  • Introduces a new musical performance style
  • Demonstrates collaborative teamwork
  • Encourages creative thinking

Performances available during the Spring semester.  For scheduling and pricing please contact our Education Manager, Andrés González, at andres@mercuryhouston.org or 713.533.0080.  

 

 

Programs

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS MERCURY? NEW For 2017-2018

Where in the world do the Fandango and Tango come from?  How in the world do you dance the Italian Tarantella?

No need to pack your bags or get your passports! Mercury’s chamber ensemble is taking you around the world on a fantastic musical voyage, one that will only require you have open ears and an active imagination.

Join the Director and Special Agent González as they hunt down the elusive Mercury Gang who are hiding in different countries around the world!  Help our heroes solve the mystery while exploring different and exotic lands, learning about their culture, language, geography, customs and, of course, their music

"Where in the World is Mercury?" includes TEKS points for each grade level as well as a detailed Study Guide for teachers to share with students prior to the performance.

Contact us today to book your travel arrangements. Don’t miss this opportunity to trot the globe, apprehend the Mercury Gang and experience great music from around the world.
 

It's All Relative!

  • Science and music side-by-side
  • Interactive experiments to introduce the science of Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein and more
  • Features music of Handel, Benjamin Britten, and Claudio Monteverdi
     

Shakespeare vs Cervantes

  • Introduction to important works of these literary contemporaries
  • Features music by Vivaldi and Telemann
  • Q&A with musicians
     

What's on Ben Franklin's iPod?

  • Historical introduction to the Founding Fathers and the music of their time
  • Features the music of Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and more
  • Q&A with musicians

Animalia and Gulliver's Travels are presented in partnership with Young Audiences Houston.  Click for more information.

Animalia

  • Hear animals in Sonata Representativa by Baroque composer Heinrich Biber
  • Get an up-close look at a harpsichord!
  • Q&A with musicians

Gulliver's Travels

  • Enhanced storytelling through music
  • Features Baroque composer Telemann's setting of the Swift tale
  • Q&A with our violinists
 

 
 

Thank you to the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for their financial support of this program.

If you would like to support this program, please donate today!