Sammartini, Locatelli, Torelli, & Corelli: Christmas Concertos

Released November 21, 2015

Performed on period instruments, Mercury presents an approachable, fresh and energetic take on these magnificent Christmas Concertos by Baroque masters.



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


Mozart: A Little Night Music

Released September 1, 2012

One of Mozart’s most lauded works and a perennial audience favorite, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, is featured on this album of Mozart divertimenti and serenades.  



Rameau: Les Indes Galantes

Released May 11, 2012

A dramatic orchestral suite from the opéra-ballet by the French composer and theorist Rameau, vividly brought to life by the energetic Mercury musicians.  


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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.



Handel: Acis and Galatea

Released May 2, 2008

One of Handel’s highest regarded operas, this period-performance recording features Ana Treviño-Godfrey as Galatea, Karim Sulayman as Acis and Sam Handley as Polypheme.  


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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. 

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Latest News

Mercury among outstanding Texas artists
selected for 2018-2020 Texas Touring Arts Program

June 18, 2018

Mercury is pleased to announce that the Texas Commission on the Arts has selected the orchestra to be part of its 2018-2020 Texas Touring Roster alongside 125 specially-chosen artists from across the state. Featuring leading individuals and organizations from the diverse genres of dance, folk arts, theater, visual arts, film, storytelling and music from classical to country, inclusion on the roster is an honor


Acclaimed actor David Rainey joins Mercury in the theatrical premiere of “Four Seasons”

May 23, 2018

Mercury brings the 2017-18 season to a close with “Four Seasons”, a dramatic staged production from the creative minds of Artistic Director Antoine Plante and musician/ composer Denis Plante merging words, music and imagination. Well-known Houston actor David Rainey, resident member of The Alley Theatre and Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company, joins the orchestra in the lead role for the three-performance theatrical premiere at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.






Watch Us Work

The Coventry Carol
December 2017

American Skies - Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony
January 14, 2017

Xtreme Baroque! at Miller
September 3, 2016

Finale of Beethoven's Ninth
May 14, 2016

Bach & Piazzolla
January 16, 2016

Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah
December 12, 2015

Handel's Music for the ROyal Fireworks
August 29, 2015

Laura Claycomb sings with Mercury
February 22, 2015

The Crimson Prince
January 10, 2015

Death and the Maiden - CD Preview
November 2014


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