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Texas Early Music Project
13915 Burnet Road, Suite 402 
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 377-6961

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13915 Burnet Road, Suite 402
Austin, TX 78728
United States

(512) 377-6961

Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach. 

TEMP 2010-2011 Season

Your Concert Itinerary for the 2010-2011 Season


Convivencia: The Three Worlds of Renaissance Spain
Friday, September 24, 2010 at 8PM
University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street
Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 8PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1206 E. 9th Street
Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

Our season opens with a musical exploration of the relationships between the three great cultures (Muslim, Jewish, and Christian) that coexisted peacefully on the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages and the early years of the Renaissance. Medieval and Middle-Eastern songs and dances alternate with 16th century Spanish polyphony for voices, viols, lutes, and winds. Special guest artists: Tom Zajac (historical winds & percussion), Annette Bauer (recorders), & Kamran Hooshmand (santur & oud).


The Splendors of Naples: Gesualdo through Pergolesi
Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8PM
St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street
Saturday, October 30, 2010, 8PM
Emmaus Catholic Parrish, 1718 Lohman's Crossing, Lakeway, TX
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

In collaboration with UT musicologist and Neapolitan Dr. Guido Olivieri, we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's birth with this inspiring collection of Neapolitan sacred music from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Our program will cover the groundbreaking music of the late Renaissance avant-garde composer Gesualdo, the 17th century composers Scipione Stella and Francesco Provenzale, as well as the beautifully crafted music of the late-Baroque composer Pergolesi. A small orchestra of period instruments led by our acclaimed concertmistress, Laurie Young Stevens, will accompany TEMP soloists and vocal ensembles.


An Early Christmas in Northern Europe
Friday, December 10, 2010 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Saturday December 11, 2010 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue

We honor the season with a diverse selection of Christmas music from the cultures and the composers who created our holiday traditions! Serenely passionate chants and dance-like carols from Germany & France, beautiful Celtic lullabies and festive English wassails, performed by solo voices, small chorus, harps, violin, and continuo will delight your ears and hearts. Special guest artists: historical harpists Therese Honey & Becky Baxter.


Fleurs-de-LYS: Music Globus – Laurie Young Stevens & Friends
Friday, February 4, 2011 at 8PM
St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street
Sunday, January 27, 2011 at 3PM
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 1500 N. Capital of Texas Hwy

As her annual concert project featuring music played by international stars in the field of early music, our award-winning concertmistress leads a performance of superlative Baroque chamber music by Telemann, folk music from the heart of Europe, and Baroque music influenced by folk music. The concert presents dance music from the folk-music collections from the former Kingdom of Hungary—which includes present day Poland, Slovakia, Moravia, and others—from which Telemann chose his favorite folk tunes. As an added treat, there will be a piece or two from the Texas folk tradition as well! Special guest artists: Milos Valent, violin, Bratislava, Slovakia & Paul Leenhouts, recorder, Netherlands.


From Notre-Dame to St. Mary Cathedral
Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8PM
St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street

From meditative chant to rousing polyphony, this concert explores the groundbreaking and innovative music of Léonin and Pérotin, the most important members of the 12th-century School of Notre-Dame, whose contributions to the world of sacred music were the foundation for almost all the music we enjoy today in the Western world. TEMP is proud to be collaborating with Dr. Rebecca Baltzer, recognized worldwide as an expert on the music of Notre-Dame Cathedral during the Middle ages. This a cappella concert will be performed by an ensemble of ten male voices in the resplendent acoustic of St. Mary Cathedral. Special guest artists: We are pleased to feature the return of Dr. Christopher LeCluyse, one of TEMP’s founding members, and Temmo Korisheli.


Siren Song: Sephardic Songs of Fantasy and Love
Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue

This sensual and exotic music illuminates the lives of Sephardic Jews after their expulsion from Spain. Flavors of the Iberian Peninsula, the Middle East, and the Balkans swirl through the melodic ornaments and hypnotic rhythms, exhibiting the fruits of Artistic Director Daniel Johnson’s continued research into this repertoire and its traditions. Special guest artists: Annette Bauer (recorders) & Kamran Hooshmand (santur, oud).