When: 02/07/2013, 8:00 pm
Location: Performing Arts Center
Mercury the Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. in the PAC’s main performance hall at 805 W. Texas Ave.
Area residents and guests will be treated to an evening classical music when Lee College hosts a concert by Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Performing Arts Center.
Established in Houston in 2000, the orchestra has blossomed from a four-member intimate ensemble into a critically acclaimed international chamber orchestra dedicated to providing innovative and accessible performances of music from the Baroque era and beyond, as well as to creating groundbreaking music education outreach programs. The orchestra currently performs more than 50 concerts each year, including a flagship series at the Wortham Center, Cullen Theatre, and concerts in neighborhood venues across the city. Through its educational outreach programs, Mercury has helped more than 10,000 local children fall in love with classical music.
“Mercury is a true Houston gem,” said Scott Vernon, director of the Lee College Performing Arts Center. “From their unconventional approach to orchestra performance, to their dedication to fostering a love of music in area children, this group has spent more than one decade influencing Houston’s vibrant cultural arts scene. And now they are bringing their passion and talent to Baytown.
“I hope area residents will join us in welcoming them to our Performing Arts Center,” Vernon continued. “This concert is one that should not be missed.”
Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Lee College Performing Arts Center. The concert is underwritten by the Houston Endowment, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Baytown. Tickets range in price from $5 to $20 and are now on sale.
For more information, contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 281.425.6255.