Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 57: Ars Lyrica Houston

Ars Lyrica performs works from the collection of eighteenth century Berlin socialite Sara Levy, with pieces by C.P.E. and W.F. Bach and Telemann.

Concert photo of Ars Lyrica Houston
Ars Lyrica and guest musicians Paul Avril and Loren Tayerle in concert on New Year’s Eve, 2017.

On this week’s episode of Encore Houston, Ars Lyrica celebrates the New Year with music from eighteenth-century Berlin. The theme of the concert focused on the famous musician and patron Sara Itzig Levy, and the featured pieces were either works she helped premiere or had in her own catalog. 

Music in this episode:

  • CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH, Concerto in E-flat major for harpsichord and fortepiano
    • Mario Aschauer, fortepiano
    • Matthew Dirst, harpsichord
  • GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN, Paris Quartet in G major
    • Colin St. Martin, flute
    • Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
    • Barrett Sills, cello
    • Matthew Dirst, harpsichord
  • WILHELM FRIEDMANN BACH, Flute Concerto in D major
    • Colin St. Martin, flute
  • TELEMANN, Concerto in F major for two horns
    • Paul Avril, horn
    • Loren Tayerle, horn
  • Performance date: 12/31/2017
  • Originally aired: 3/31/2018

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


This article is part of the Encore Houston podcast

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