Schubert & Mendelssohn: Death and the Maiden
Released November 22, 2014
Mercury’s first Romantic recording features one of the best-loved string quartets, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, as arranged for strings by Gustav Mahler, alongside Mendelssohn's nimble and delightful Third Quartet.
“Mendelssohn's Quartet in D major gains a fiery streak from the orchestra's boldness, but the gleaming tone and breezy virtuosity ensure the composer's joyfulness prevails.”
– Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle
Vivaldi: L’estro Armonico
Released September 1, 2010
Highly acclaimed by critics from around the world, Mercury’s recording features Vivaldi’s dazzling set of concerti for one, two or four violin soloists. Mercury recorded these epic Violin Concertos by Vivaldi in March 2010, with soloists Jonathan Godfrey, Oleg Sulyga, Noel Martin and Hae-a Lee on violin and Barrett Sills on cello.
“Overall the playing is smart and crisp, very cleanly articulated and appropriately vivacious, the ensemble work exemplary, just what is required for exciting Vivaldi performance.”
–David Vernier, Classics Today
G. F. Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6
Released September 5, 2009
Mercury’s strings, the core of the ensemble, show their virtuosity and musicality in six of the twelve concerti from Handel’s Opus 6. This recording features Mercury’s own Jonathan Godfrey and Oleg Sulyga, violins, and Barrett Sills, cello.
Vivaldi & Piazzolla: 8 Seasons
Released May 28, 2004
Recorded live in 2003, this riveting album pairs Vivaldi’s well-known Four Seasons with the Four Seasons of 20th-century Argentinean tango composer Astor Piazzolla. Features Antoine Plante on bandoneon and Jonathan Godfrey on violin.
Mercury to Celebrate the Resiliency of the Houston Community with Free Concert
September 7, 2017
Hurricane Harvey won't prevent Houston's period-ensemble from sharing music with the broader Houston community. Mercury's annual free community concert at Miller Outdoor Theater, cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey, has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm.
"In honor of the Houston community's strength and resilience, we have created a new program that will include joyful music by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel," stated Artistic Director Antoine Plante. We hope you will join us in celebrating the 'can do' spirit of Houston."
A Message about Harvey
from Antoine Plante, Artistic Director, and Brian Ritter, Executive Director
August 29, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Houston community as the havoc of Harvey continues. We’re glad to report that the staff and musicians are safe. Several experienced some harrowing moments during the last 72 hours, but are now safe and dry. For this, we are grateful...