Ars Lyrica Houston Presents ‘From China with Love: Musical Chinoiseries in 17th- and 18th-Century Europe’

By Afton Wooten

Ars Lyrica Houston continues collaborating with Rienzi, the Museum of Fine Arts House Museum for European decorative arts, with the “From China with Love: Musical Chinoiseries in 17th- and 18th-Century Europe” concert.

The cast of musicians include soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, violinist Manami Mizumoto, and curator and harpsichordistĀ Mario Aschauer. The three Baroque experts will offer a collection of solo and chamber works by Couperin, Purcell, Hasse, and more.

For this program, Aschauer who is also a recognized researcher, conductor, and prize-winning keyboardist will perform on a ornate chinoiserie-style harpsichord, modeled after a 1688 instrument by Parisian maker Michel Richard.

Performances will be held on Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Rienzi. The one hour and 15-minute concert will have no intermission.

 

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