Upcoming Events

Beauty and the Beast

March 7, 2023 Place: Rodeheaver Auditorium, Bob Jones University

Next March, Bob Jones University’s professional Artist Series presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, starring Megan Stapleton as Belle. Dates and other details coming soon!

Recent Events

Les Plaisirs de Versailles - Ars Lyrica

September 9, 2016 Place: Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center

Ars Lyrica’s 2016/17 season opens with a trip to Versailles, where French kings and their courtiers cultivated pleasures of all kinds, including musical follies. Marc-Antoine Charpentier's witty chamber Opera pairs nicely with motets, drinking songs, and chamber works by François Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau, for a sumptuous and quinessentially French musical feast. Unusual for its era, Les Plaisirs de Versailles is a comedy - and an ode to both wine and chocolate! (Quoted from the 2016-2017 Ars Lyrica brochure.)

Location: Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center
Tickets: Available May 1st. www.arslyricahouston.org

Italian Masters - Houston Baroque

September 4, 2016 Place: 1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004

Chamber vocal and instrumental music and Solo organ works by Lonati, Monteverdi, Zipoli, and others

Megan Stapleton and Julia Fox, soprano

Nadia Lesinska, baroque violin

Bruce Brogdon, theorbo

Jordan Witherspoon, viola da gamba

Patrick Parker, organ and harpsichord

Sunday, September 4, 7:00 P.M. 

First Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004 

This concert is generously underwritten by Kevin and Jane Kremer.

Princess Ida - July 22-24 & July 29-31

July 22, 2016 Place: The Wortham Center

Houston's Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents Princess Ida, featuring Megan Stapleton in the title role.  As with all Gilbert and Sullivan shows, this is one for the whole family! 

Location: The Wortham Center

Dates and Time: 
July 22nd & 23rd @ 8pm
July 24th @ 2:30pm
July 29th & 30th @ 8pm
July 31st @ 2:30pm

Tickets @ www.gilbertandsullivan.org

Music by Buxtehude

May 1, 2016 Place: St. Philips Presbyterian Church of Houston

Music and St. Philip presents Houston Baroque in an evening of soprano solos and duets by Dietrich Buxtehude, a German-Danish composer of the 17th century. 

Patrick Zelezik, director and organist
Megan Stapleton, soprano
Julia Fox, soprano
Alan Austin, violin
Nadia Lesinska Witherspoon, violin
Jordan Witherspoon, cello
Bruce Brogdon, lute

Location: 4807 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77056

Testament - World Premier

April 17, 2016 Place: The Gaetner Performing Arts Center

The Sam Houston State University Percussion Department presents a recital debuting B.P. Herrington's new work, "Testament," written for three percussionists and soprano.  This beautiful piece features text by Houston poet, Carolyn Adams, and music by composer and SHSU professor, Brian Herrington. 

Nine German Handel Arias - Houston Baroque

March 6, 2016 Place: 1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004

Houston Baroque presents works by Handel and Purcell

Featuring Megan Stapleton, soprano and Nadia Lesinska, baroque violin
Continuo: Bruce Brogdon (theorbo/lute), Jordan Witherspoon (bass viol), Patrick Zelezik (harpsichord/organ)

Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Address: 1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004
Time: 7PM

Movie Music with Kingwood Pops

February 19, 2016 Place: 804 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood, TX

On February 19th and 20th, Kingwood Pops will present a fun concert featuring music from famous movies as well as musicals made into movies. This will be a fun evening for the whole family!

Vocal selections will include:
Embraceable You (Girl Crazy)
Over The Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy (South Pacific)
In His Eyes (Jekyll and Hyde)


Love Is In The Air, a Valentines Concert

February 13, 2016 Place: Charles Bender Performing Arts Center

Megan Stapleton and Deborah Wedekind come together with pianist Marshall Davies, for an evening of love songs. Located in the beautifully refurbished historic Charles Bender Performing Arts Center.

Time: 7PM
Location: Charles Bender Performing Arts Center
Address: 611 Higgins Street, Humble, TX 77338
Tickets may be purchased at www.humblepac.com for $20.

Ars Lyrica presents, "Les Arts Florissants"

November 20, 2015 Place: Zilkha Hall

On Friday, November 20th, Ars Lyrica presents an evening of French beauty, including the opera "Les Arts Florissants" by Charpentier, and motets by Rameau and Lully. It will be an evening of enchantment! (Check back soon for further details.)

Houston Baroque presents Schuetz

November 7, 2015 Place: 1311 Holman Street, Houston TX

Led by director Patrick Zelezik, Houston Baroque presents a concert of works by Heinrich Schutz and his contemporaries. If you like early music, this will be a lovely concert to attend. Located at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston. 7PM