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.
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.
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...
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
DECEMBER 14, 2016 - READ MORE
Mercury celebrates the season with Vivaldi's Gloria
November 30, 2016 - READ MORE
Mercury celebrates Mexican Baroque music
NOVEMBER 10, 2016 - READ MORE
Mercury to perform romantic favorites by Schubert and Dvorák
NOVEMBER 7, 2016 - READ MORE
Mercury unveils new website
OCTOBER 4, 2016 - READ MORE
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
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