2013/14 SEASON

Zilkha Hall/Hobby Center
for the Performing Arts

September 22, Menus Plaisirs December 31, Venetian Carnival February 8, La Sposa dei Cantici March 29/30, Susanna May 9, A Baroque Wedding Feast
photo Venetian Carnival

On New Year’s Eve 2013 Ars Lyrica celebrates Venice and its carnival tradition with exotic music from the City of Masks including chamber duets and sonatas from Monteverdi and his contemporaries, Vivaldi’s evocative “La Notte” concerto. Sopranos Melissa Givens and Blair Doerge share the stage with violinist Yung-Hsiang Wang, Baroque flautist Colin St Martin, and guitarist Richard Savino in a festive program of music from Monteverdi to Vivaldi. Our annual holiday gala follows in the Sarofim Hall Grand Lobby. Guests will enjoy flowing champagne, delicious hors d’oeuvres fromArtista Restaurant, cash bar, Venetian masks and the opportunity to bid on a distinctive silent auction. At the stroke of midnight everyone will join in singing “Auld Lang Syne” —Carnival masks encouraged!

Buy your carnival mask today! $15 for each "raffle" mask. Red, purple, white, black, and gold available. Winning mask receives a pair of designer luxury sunglasses with a retail value over $345. Not attending the event? You could still win! Purchase masks at the event or by calling the Ars Lyrica office at 713.622.7443

Program Notes

Press Release

Melissa Givens

“angelic voice”
Austin American Statesman

December 31, 2013
9 pm

Zilkha Hall

Hobby Center for the

Performing Arts


Driving directions

Additional Performance:

February 21, 2014
8 pm
First Presbyterian Church
Austin, Texas
St. Cecilia Music Series

Birgitt van Wijk, chair
Martin Banister
Elizabeth Sosa Bailey
Dean Dalton
John DeMers
Alexis Ettinger
Joseph Fleming
Naomi Galvez
Monica Danna-Garcia
Molly Hammond
Schubert Huang
Libby Ingrassia
Polly Johnson
Jano Kelley
Candace Kizer
Joel Luks
Ellen Patton
Megan Stapleton
Krystyna Steffens
Jenni Rebecca Stephenson
Zsofia Sztranyiczki
Joan Weltzien
Nancy Wozny
David Zhao

Amegy Bank and
Jano and John Kelley
Wil McCorquodale and Mark Hitt
Ellen and Chris Patton
Kate and Greg Robertson
Rhonda and Donald Sweeney
Joan and Mike Weltzien