MFAH To Host Eight Fall Concerts At Reinzi

September 8, 2008

The Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston will present eight fall concerts at Reinzi, the museum’s house for European art and antiques at 1406 Kirby Dr.

Houston Grand Opera’s Opera Studio will present Poet’s Love – Shakespeare and Schumann at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and guests may tour the house. A wine and dessert reception follows the performance, and admission is $30.

Early Music Southwest will present The Classical Piano with Timothy Hester, fortepiano, at 3 p.m. Oct. 5. A wine reception and opportunity to tour the house and gardens follows the concert. Admission is $20.

KUHF Concerts presents an evening of 19th-century chamber music performed by classical musicians of KUHF-FM, at 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served at 6 p.m., and admission is free with reservations. To make reservations, call 713-639-7800.

Houston Grand Opera’s Opera Studio will present Lessons and Carols revisited – Advent in Art Song at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a wine and dessert reception follows the performances. Admission is $30.

Early Music Southwest will present Our Lady Sings of Christmas at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 7 with Stephanie Prewitt, alto, Mimi Mitchell, Baroque violin and Christina Edelen, harpsichord. Early performance includes a wine reception; evening performance includes a champagne reception, light hors d’oeuvres and valet parking. Admission is $20 for the afternoon performance and $40 for evening.

For more information or to make reservations, call 713-639-7800

Rienzi was a gift to the MFAH from Houston philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and her husband, Harris Masterson III, in 1991. Located on 4.4 acres of property on Buffalo Bayou, in the heart of River Oaks, Rienzi is close to downtown Houston and is just minutes from the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the museum’s collection of American art and antiques. Rienzi houses European works from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries including English furniture, European paintings, small objects of art, and an impressive collection of eighteenth-century Worcester porcelain. Rienzi opened as a house museum in March 1999.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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