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Mercury traverses American music in multimedia concert
DECEMBER 14, 2016
Join a voyage through America’s past in Mercury’s next multimedia-infused concert American Skies on Saturday, January 14 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater. Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Director Denis Plante collaborate again to create a concert experience melding shadow dance, stunning images, and inspiring music, in a journey through America’s ingenuity and innovation. The audience will travel from the Ice Age to the New World to Ellis Island with the growing iconic New York skyline, and will witness the thrilling tension of man’s race towards sky and space from Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first flight to NASA’s mission to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Sure to be another audience-favorite, this dramatic concert features music inspired by America including works by Dvořák, Gershwin, Barber, and Glass. This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Endowment.
Mercury celebrates the season with Vivaldi's Gloria
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Mercury bring Vivaldi’s Gloria to the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater on December 10 at 8 p.m. in a festive Baroque program. Joined by soloists Teresa Wakim (soprano), Abigail Fischer (mezzo-soprano) and members of the Houston Symphony Chorus under director Betsy Cook Weber, the ensemble performs one of music’s most uplifting choral works – full of high drama and musical fireworks. Experience this dazzling work paired with Vivaldi’s Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm 147), RV 609, and Concerto for Sopranino Recorder in C major, RV 443, in a perfect concert for the holiday season. This concert is made possible in part by Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Prince, the Houston Arts Alliance and the Houston Endowment.