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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. 

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TEMP 2014-2015 Season

Celebrate the passion, pain, pride, and beauty of Italian Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music from Italy

Download our 2014-2015 Season brochure: 

La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding, presented by KMFA Classical 89.5
       The Texas Premiere!
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8PM
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3PM
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St.

Join us for the Texas premiere of La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding, presented by KMFA Classical 89.5. First performed in 1589 for the spectacular Florentine wedding of Ferdinando de Medici to Christine de Lorraine, La Pellegrina is a musical masterpiece of spectacular dimensions. The choir, soloists, and a full orchestra of period instruments (viols, cornetto, sackbuts, and lutes) are a stellar ensemble of over fifty performers gathered from across the country.  Lawrence Rosenwald, renowned Wellesley linguist and poet, will create and perform an original poetic narrative. Sara Hessel Schneider, host of KMFA’s Ancient Voices, will present the pre-concert lectures one hour before the concert starts. Contribute to the La Pellegrina Project and earn special perks at each donation level!

For more details about the concert, visit the Director's Blog!

Special thanks to Charles Schwab, our generous corporate sponsor for this project.

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Italia Mia: Madrigal Mystery Tour

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue

The Italian madrigal in the 16th century was emotional, witty, daring, celebratory, passionate, sensual, experimental, and…gorgeous! TEMP singers will perform innovative works by Lassus, da Rore, Verdelot, Rossi, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, d’India, and more for two to six parts, including Verdelot’s touching title madrigal, Italia Mia.

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An Early Christmas in Europe

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Saturday December 13, 2014 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

We present a Christmas celebration with Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic and folk music from Europe and the British Isles replete with joyous carols, rollicking dances, and exquisite noëls for Christmas and the New Year. You’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of musical styles and languages, but it all adds up to Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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That’s Amore: An Early Valentine

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

As an early Valentine present, treat yourself and your sweetie(s) to a lively, witty, and loving pastiche of beautiful music from the courts and operas in Italy, c.1600-1750. We’ll tell a story that will warm your heart, make you laugh, and put your toes to tapping, featuring sopranos Meredith Ruduski and Jenifer Thyssen, bass Peter Walker, and countertenor Ryland Angel. Will there be a happy ending?

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The Flowering of the Renaissance: Italian Chant to Ciconia

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8PM
St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

You’ll hear serene and pious chant from Italy's monasteries, wild and saucy dances fit for Boccaccio's Decameron and the ars nova, shimmering and bold madrigals in the ars subtilior style by Ciconia, and progressive and iconic motets by Josquin, Heinrich Isaac, and others as the Renaissance bloomed across Italy.

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The Full Monteverdi, Part 2

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8PM
University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

We end our love song to Italy with music by Monteverdi and his milieu: Frescobaldi, Sances, Strozzi, Cavalli, and others, with soloists, chorus, and a small instrumental ensemble.