Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8, RV 522
Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 418
Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 3, No. 6, RV 356

Pietro Antonio Locatelli

Concerto Grosso in E-flat major, Op. 7, No. 6 “The Tears of Ariadne”

Arcangelo Corelli

Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 4

Giuseppe Sammartini

Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.2, No. 1


Featured  ARTISTS

Jonathan Godfrey, Violin
Oleg Sulyga, Violin
Beiliang Zhu, Cello


Approx. 1 hr 30 min, with intermission


The spirit and fire of Italian Baroque masters

Infused with energy and dripping with virtuosity, hear expertly curated highlights from the Italian Baroque period containing all the vitality of their homeland. This concert showcases the talent and ability of the musicians of Mercury in four unique, intimate venues across Houston.

This concert is produced by the University of Houston Clear Lake, tickets are available through UHCL Cultural Arts.




Violin I

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Anabel Detrick
Noel Martin
Joanna Becker

Violin II

Oleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violin
Andrés González
Kana Kimura
Maria Lin


Yvonne Smith
Matthew Carrington
Katie Carrington



Beiliang Zhu, Principal Cello
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira



Deborah Dunham



Mario Aschauer