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.
Tuesday, March 12 – April 9, 12:15 p.m. – Lenten Noontime Recitals (free)
Drop in for a half-hour recital of organ music for reflection and contemplation, followed by sandwich lunch in the narthex. These recitals are co-sponsored by the Moores School of Music at UH.
March 19 Olga Wong
March 26 Tom Marvil
April 2 Heeyeon Cha
April 9 Jim Roman
Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. – La Speranza Ensemble (tickets $25)
The highly-regarded young chamber ensemble La Speranza seeks to illuminate and explore the connection between authentic music performance and our overall wellbeing. This concert features Thomas Carroll on clarinet and basset horn, with period instruments. The program:
Johann Nepomuk Fuchs: Trio for clarinet, viola, cello in D major
Mozart: String Quartet no. 1 in G Major
Richter: String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 5 no. 2
Backofen: Quintet for basset horn and strings in F Major
Sunday, April 7, 6:00 p.m. – Greenbriar Consortium in “Klimst’s Vienna”
(free; donations optional)Sunday, April 7, 6:00 p.m. – Greenbriar Consortium in “Klimst’s Vienna”
(free; donations optional)
Houston Symphony pianist Scott Holzhauser will play Janacek’s Capriccio for Piano Left Hand and Chamber Orchestra. Also on the program: music of Zemlimsky and the "Much Ado about Nothing” Suite by Korngold.