Ars Lyrica Houston presents "Aristocrats at Play: Music for the Viola da Gamba"

Photo by Joel Luks

Music was an important part of any aristocratic household in the 17th and 18th centuries, where the viola da gamba reigned supreme as a marker of fine musical sensibilities. The bass member of the viol family, the viola da gamba excels at elaborate gestures and intimate expression.

Members of Ars Lyrica Houston explore this rich repertoire — with musical treats by John Jenkins, Carl Friedrich Abel, Marin Marais and others — in an informal program in conjunction with the Houghton Hall exhibit.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Free with museum admission.
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