Texas-based Armonia Celeste is an up-and-coming group specializing in rarely heard music from the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque eras. The ensemble comprises three distinct female voices accompanied by period instruments: Lute, theorbo, guitar and Baroque triple harp. Each of the five members is an exciting solo performer in their own right, and together, the musicians create an unforgettable combination of vocal and instrumental notes, ornamented with a noticeable passion for the group's repertoire.
The program, "Udite Amanti – Lovers Beware!," highlights Roman composers of the mid-17th century, when the Barberini family was a great supporter of vocal chamber music. Featured composers include Rossi, Carissimi and Cesti. To complete the historical picture, a copy of the famous Barberini harp, made for this prestigious family in 1635, will be played in this concert.
A pre-concert talk with ensemble members begins at 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030