Ars Lyrica Houston

  • TX


United States

About Us

About Ars Lyrica Houston:

The mission of Ars Lyrica Houston (ALH) is to provide audiences with historically-informed performances, of the highest caliber, of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Founded in 1998 by harpsichordist and conductor Matthew Dirst and incorporated in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) organization, Ars Lyrica relies on a core group of Houston’s finest period-instrument musicians, which it augments regularly with internationally renowned guest artists. Ars Lyrica has created a distinctive identity among ensembles that specialize in Baroque music through its innovative programming: Artistic Director Dirst draws on a rich repertory of chamber and dramatic music, often highlighting exceptional works that merit revival. Its local subscription series at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is popular with audiences and critics alike, and its recordings have garnered international critical acclaim and recognition, including a Grammy nomination for Best Opera 2011.More information can be found at: