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.  



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.  



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

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 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...




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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