Mercury Chamber Orchestra recipient of grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

May 9, 2018

Mercury Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to announce an Art Works grant in the amount of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of next season’s multi-media performance of Schubert’s complete song cycle “The Miller’s Daughter” with distinguished tenor, Nicholas Phan, on November 17, 2018.


Mercury musicians take the spotlight in April “Splendors of the Baroque” concerts

March 15, 2018

The passion and fire of Italian Baroque music is highlighted this April in Mercury's upcoming spring concerts specially curated by Artistic Director Antoine Plante to shine a spotlight on the orchestra's talented musicians, especially its Concertmaster.

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Mercury presents Bach’s St. Matthew PassionMercury presents Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

March 10, 2018

This spring, Mercury proudly presents "one of the greatest artistic achievements in history" at Stude Concert Hall. A profound, beautiful and moving masterpiece, it, as well as other works by Johann Sebastian Bach, have inspired such world-renowned artists as The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. On March 10th, Mercury brings music and voice together to present the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244.

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Houston Chronicle: Mercury Houston celebrates female empowerment in classical music

January 12, 2018

In a time when the fight for female empowerment has made such a strong statement in society, the Houston-based period instrument ensemble Mercury is shining a light on the life of a prominent woman who greatly impacted the world of classical music in the 1800s – Clara Schumann, one of the most celebrated pianists of the Romantic era.



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."


Mercury presents the world premiere of "Loving Clara Schumann" an historical story of passion, heartbreak, loss, and hope

December 14, 2017

The enduring strength and persistence of artistry, love, and loyalty are at the center of Mercury's newest multi-theatrical production. In a dramatic combination of music, dance, voice and imagery, "Loving Clara Schumann," by co-creators Tara Faircloth and Antoine Plante, travels through the remarkable life of pianist and composer Clara Wieck Schumann, a pioneer in the male-dominated field of mid-nineteenth century music, and her relationships with two of the Romantic era's distinguished composers, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms...



A Message about Harvey

from Antoine Plante, Artistic Director, and Brian Ritter, Executive Director

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Musical Flavors of Argentina, Germany, Italy, England and more abound in Mercury’s 2017-18 Season

August 8, 2017 - Read More  |  Artist Bios


2016-2017: Mercury's 16th Season

Mozart’s Requiem offers a grand finale to Mercury’s 16th Season

April 27, 2017 - READ MORE


Mercury traverses American music in multimedia concert



Mercury celebrates the season with Vivaldi's Gloria

November 30, 2016 - READ MORE


Mercury celebrates Mexican Baroque music



Mercury to perform romantic favorites by Schubert and Dvorák



Mercury unveils new website



Mercury announces Mercury-Juilliard Fellowship

October 3, 2016 - Read More


Mercury opens Downtown Series with a Romantic first

September 29, 2016 - Read More


Mercury kicks off 16th Season with Baroque favorites

August 9, 2016 - READ MORE


Mercury announces 2016-2017 Season

February 3, 2016 - Read More