In this special presentation, Christopher Hogwood, one of the most celebrated and authoritative practitioners of baroque and early classical music, will discuss the resurgence of interest in George Frideric Handel’s music. With him will be cast members from Houston Grand Opera, performing excerpts from Handel’s Ariodante, which Hogwood will conduct for HGO in November. Hogwood will explain the roots of the opera’s story and the instruments and performance style that the composer had in mind.
Christopher Hogwood conducts repertoire ranging from the baroque to contemporary, always with the philosophy of revealing the original sound-world of the composer. He is particularly associat-ed with the Academy of Ancient Music, which he founded in 1973. He received the Editor’s Choice Gramophone Award and the Cannes Classical Award for Opera of the 17th/18th century for his recording of Handel’s Rinaldo.
Fall 2018 brochures are being delivered!
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.