Ars Lyrica Houston Presents SCHERZI MUSICALI
Leading from the harpsichord, Artistic Director Matthew Dirst joins returning soloists Dominique McCormick (soprano), Cecilia Duarte (mezzo-soprano), and Brian Shircliffe (baritone) and the Ars Lyrica ensemble for Scherzi musicali on Friday, Februrary 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The jovial Valentine program explores the delicious colors of love in Claudio Monteverdi's comical vocal work, Scherzi musicali ( musical jokes ).
Houston vocal favorites return to thrill Ars Lyrica Houston audiences as soloists for a comical Valentine's program. Soprano Dominique McCormick with superlative vocals, wonderful expressiveness and impeccable comic timing, and baritone Brian Shircliffe with a sure vocal presence, a natural, unblemished sound and an easy delivery join honey mezzo Cecilia Duarte with feisty charm for a jovial performance.
Soloists: Dominique McCormick, soprano; Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano; Brian Shircliffe, baritone
For more information or to purchase tickets, http://www.arslyricahouston.org/scherzi-musicali/ or call the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 713.315.2525. (Press 4 for Ars Lyrica Houston).