Ars Lyrica Houston
The virtual program becomes available on Sunday, December 26, 4 p.m. ET, followed by a live Q&A, and remains viewable until January 9.
Matthew Dirst, conductor and harpsichord
Camille Ortiz, soprano; Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano
What better way to enjoy the holidays than with Ars Lyrica Houston, the celebrated ensemble from Texas. Its festive Crossing Borders contains 17th- and 18th-century music from the Western Hemisphere composed at that crucial moment when European and indigenous traditions were beginning to interact. The vocalists and instrumentalists perform villancicos, romances, and a wealth of other compositions by Roque Ceruti, José Duran, Antonio de Salazar, Manuel Joseph Duron, and others.
“Matthew Dirst, artistic director of Ars Lyrica Houston, has an unerring ability to put together programs that are musically rich and varied, framed in fascinating historical context, and vividly brought to life by the finest guest soloists and musicians.”—Arts & Culture Texas
Sunday, December 19, 2021, 4 p.m.
Corpus Christi Church