First Lutheran's resonant acoustic and fine pipe organ are ideal for presentations of fine music. We have hosted talented local musicians and occasionally those of international stature. First Lutheran has been the venue for Houston Early Music's main-stage concerts (by renowned visiting ensembles) each year during the Houston Early Music Festival. The Bach Choir and Orchestra, university choirs, KINETIC conductor-less orchestra, Zachow Ensemble, Ensemble Correnti, the Houston Brass Quintet, Houston Baroque, and others have also appeared.
Friday, June 7, 7:30 pm
Schubert String Quartet no. 6 in D Major, D74
Schubert: Erlkonig arr. for string quartet by Eugene Gruenberg
Schumann: Abendlied arr. for clarinet and string quartet by Feruccio Busoni
Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34
From La-speranza.com: Our season finale features the venture into art song in the early Romantic era with works by three of the period’s most influential composers. In a quartet that Franz Schubert wrote when he was 16, listen for the hints of the expertly written art songs to follow, such as the famous “Erlkonig”. This not-to-miss concert closes with the stunning virtuosity showcased in Carl Maria von Weber’s Quintet for clarinet and strings.