The Front Row

The Front Row – Ars Lyrica Houston

Early-music specialist Matthew Dirst talks about one of history’s most extravagant examples of liturgical music, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin. His ensemble, Ars Lyrica Houston, the Orpheus Chamber Singers from Dallas and the San Francisco-based Renaissance wind band, The Whole Noyse perform this monumental work Friday night at the Hobby Center, in celebration of the Vespers’ 400th anniversary…

KUHF’s St. John Flynn chats with Dirst about the concert.
*Extended Interview*