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 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.