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2905 San Gabriel Suite 204 
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 377-6961

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2905 San Gabriel Suite 204
Austin, TX 78705
USA

(512) 377-6961

Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach. 

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TEMP 2015-2016 Season

TEMP 2015-2016 Season

Postcards from the Past: A TEMP Eurotour

explore the cultural Centers of Europe as temp unveils treasures of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music in an exciting and flight-delay-free Eurotour! 

 
 

Convivencia Re-Envisioned: The 3 Worlds of Renaissance Spain

Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8PM, with pre-concert lecture at 7PM
   St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th Street
Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 3PM, , with pre-concert lecture at 2PM
   Temple Beth Shalom, 7300 Hart Lane

Convivencia means coexistence, and in our season opener we explore many of the cross-cultural ties and themes that connect the three great cultures of early Spain: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian. The music we examine will focus on the intersecting issues of life among the three cultures: love, dance, food & drink, dreams, secrets, and even on the war that brought the Iberian peninsula to turmoil for all three cultures at the end of the 15th century.

The swirling, sensuous rhythms and exotic scales of Arabo-Andalusian and Sephardic music and the deeply felt, yet often humorously boisterous polyphonic works of the Spanish masters will be performed by almost thirty musicians, including vocalists and instrumentalists playing replicas of period instruments. The concert experience will be enhanced with a novel 3D video visualization of the medieval Spanish city of Plasencia, directed by Dr. Roger L. Martínez-Dávila, a scholar of inter-religious coexistence in medieval Spain, currently serving as an assistant professor of history at the University of Colorado and a CONEX research fellow at the University Carlos III de Madrid. Join Dr. Martínez-Dávila for a brief (30-minute), pre-concert lecture an hour before each performance!

Our featured guest is internationally renowned recorder player Nina Stern. Additional special guest artists include Oakland’s Peter Maund (historical percussion) & Austin’s Kamran Hooshmand (santur & oud)

Read Daniel Johnson's interview article in The Austin Chronicle and the Director's Blog.

Visit the Gallery page to learn about the santur and the oud in Meredith's video, Music History Shorts!

Enjoy audio samples from our related CDs, Convivencia: Love and War in Renaissance Spain and Night and Day: Sephardic Songs of Love and Exile.


Medieval Pilgrimage in Iberia

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8PM
   St. John's Episcopal Church, 11201 Parkfield Drive
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3PM
   First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

A small company of female singers explore the routes of pilgrimage in Medieval Spain accompanied by Medieval orchestra. At times meditative, at times joyously mesmerizing, always beautiful, with guests Mary Springfels (vielle) and Peter Maund (percussion). 

Read the Director's Blog for more concert details.

Visit the Gallery page to learn about the rebec and the vielle in the 2nd episode of Meredith's Music History Shorts!

Enjoy audio samples from our related CDs, Sacred and Stella splendens


An Early Christmas

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8PM
   First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Saturday December 12, 2015 at 8PM
   First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3PM
   First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

A festival of 13th–17th-century carols and lullabies from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the British Isles for solo voices, small chorus, harp, violin, and continuo. Our special guest is Houston-based historical harpist Therese Honey.

Enjoy audio samples from our related CDs, Noël, Swete was the Songe, and Stella splendens.


London City Limits: Opera on the Thames

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8PM
   First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3PM
   First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

The next stop on our Eurotour includes the stages and opera houses of London. We pay homage to Henry Purcell, one of the most important composers in the history of music, with a comedic yet tragic, dramatic yet hilarious pastiche of beautiful Purcellian opera works  and works from English masques performed by a small orchestra and TEMP's acclaimed soloists. With Meredith RuduskiPeter Walker,  Jenifer ThyssenRyland AngelJeffrey Jones-Ragona, and Brett Barnes!


Dutch Treat: The Golden Age in the Netherlands

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8PM
   First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 3PM
   First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

The small but powerful and incredibly artistically influential Lowlands developed many of the foremost composers, musicians, and artists of the Renaissance and early Baroque. From Amsterdam to Flanders, we’ll sample as much as we can from the courts, churches, and street songs! With guests Mary Springfels (viola da gamba) and others.

Read the Director's Blog for more concert details.


Paris City Limits: Chansons, Dances, and The Birds

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8PM
   University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3PM
   First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

We took the night train from Amsterdam—now there’s a long story—and just in time for Paris City Limits! Visit the popular music of Paris from the mid-16th century: exciting dances, popular folksongs, dazzling chansons, and heartfelt songs of love and melancholy by the masters and by some relative unknowns! With guests Mary Springfels (viola da gamba), Peter Maund (percussion), and Ryland Angel (countertenor).

Read the Director's Blog for more concert details.
Enjoy audio samples from our related CD, Paris City Limits.