Mercury Chamber Orchestra
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Making Beautiful Music
Mercury is a groundbreaking chamber ensemble that seeks to redefine the orchestra with performances that faithfully present the music of great composers in settings that make audience members an equal part of the experience—not simply a spectator.
In its 16th season, Mercury musicians perform on period instruments similar in style and sound to those used by composers of the Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic periods, which creates a distinctive and exciting sound, true to the composer’s intent. Mercury musicians stand while they play giving each performance energy and vitality in any setting – from the concert hall stage to small intimate gatherings.
In recent seasons, Mercury has collaborated with music luminaries such as mezzo soprano Susan Graham, countertenor David Daniels, soprano Laura Claycomb, and conductor Harry Bicket.
Based in Houston, Texas, Mercury has received praise and awards for their education programs and are a recent National Endowment for the Arts grant winner for their upcoming touring children’s show about Science and Music. In 2014, Yale University awarded Mercury and YES Prep West a national Distinguished Partnership Award for their innovative team-teaching collaboration.
"Mercury is fabulous!" - Fort Worth Symphony representative
John & Lynette Monk
David H. Dolben & Charlie Mae Mahan
Roy & Susie Carroway
Brian Cyr & Jennifer McCall