Ars Lyrica Houston to Present 'BACH & SONS' at Zilkha Hall, 11/14

The Grammy-nominated early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston presents Bach & Sons: At the Café on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The first of a two-part tribute to the great Bach dynasty on Ars Lyrica's 2014/15 season, this program includes a rarely performed ode and a concerto by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, younger brother Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach's cantata Die Amerikanerin, plus patriarch Johann Sebastian Bach's beloved "Coffee Cantata."

Bach & Sons: At the Café is the second program in Ars Lyrica's 2014/15 season, The Power of Music, which explores the variety of expression and moods inspired by great music. "This is the biggest season yet for Ars Lyrica," says Artistic Director Matthew Dirst, "and the individual programs present a wonderful opportunity for us to share some amazing music and talent with our Houston friends and patrons. I'm especially looking forward to the Bach & Sons programs," notes Dirst, "since 2014 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of CPE Bach, long one of my favorite composers."

Bach & Sons: At the Café features several of Houston's finest young singers, including soprano Lauren Snouffer, mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko, tenor Zachary Averyt, and baritone Mark Diamond. Ars Lyrica presents a similar program of music by CPE and JCF Bach, along with a cantata for soprano and glass harmonica by J. A. Hasse, at Cornell University on October 3, 2014, as part of an international conference on the music of C.P.E. Bach.

C. P. E. Bach, Flute Concerto in G major
J.C.F. Bach, Die Amerikanerin
C.P.E. Bach, Klopstocks Morgengesang
J.S. Bach, "Coffee" Cantata

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Hobby Center box office at 713.315.2525.

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