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Bach, Handel, and Hercules: 21/22 Season Opener Concert

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

Ars Lyrica returns to the Hobby Center with a morality tale set to music by both Bach and Handel. The iconic strongman Hercules earned his place in the pantheon not through conquests but rather for his wisdom and honor. A pillar of mythology since Antiquity, Hercules faces a familiar dilemma, one that found significant resonance in the Baroque era, when ancient stories were a principal source of moral instruction. Both composers treat Hercules’ temptation and ultimate embrace of virtue with ravishing arias and grand ensembles.


Bach, Handel, and Hercules

9/24/21 at 7:30 pm

Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Concert broadcast presented on YouTube


On the program:

G.F. Handel, The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69

J.S. Bach, Hercules at the Crossroads, BWV 213



Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor

Nola Richardson, soprano

Leia Lensing, mezzo-soprano

Steven Brennfleck, countertenor


Season Subscriptions ($148-$420): https://my.thehobbycenter.org/packages 


Digital Subscriptions ($120): https://www.arslyricahouston.org/purchase/2122ds 


In-Person Single Tickets ($25-$75): https://my.thehobbycenter.org/4816/4822 


Digital Single Event Passes ($20): https://www.arslyricahouston.org/purchase/hercules


September 24
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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Ars Lyrica Houston
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The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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