IN PERSON - Bilingual Musical Story Time with Ars Lyrica Houston

Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 10:30am
Brazos Bookstore--
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Join Brazos Bookstore for a bilingual musical performance of Maria's Magical Musical Adventure, brought to us by Ars Lyrica Houston.

This event is part of our Spring Break 2023: Exploring Art History! Click here to see our full lineup!

Maria meets Matthew the musical magician, and the two travel back in time almost 300 years to meet Antonio Vivaldi. Next stop: Venice, Italy!

Maria’s Magical Music Adventure is an Ars Lyrica Houston children’s book, underwritten by Connie Kwan-Wong and CKW LUXE Magazine. The book features a girl named Maria, who loves to sing. When Matthew the Magician appears, Maria is hesitant, but after Matthew explains that he is a magical musician with the ability to time travel, the two travel to Venice, Italy to meet Antonio Vivaldi, who has just written The Four Seasons. With breathtaking illustrations and a story full of adventure and excitement, Maria’s Magical Music Adventure transports readers back in time alongside Maria and Matthew, delighting and inspiring audiences of all ages.

Maria’s Magical Music Adventure includes a glossary of musical terms and composers, providing additional historical and cultural context for the story.

Ars Lyrica Houston specializes in music from the Baroque era, the “golden age” of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as performed on period instruments with careful attention to historical style and context. Founded in Houston in 1998 by harpsichordist and conductor Matthew Dirst and incorporated in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) organization, this Grammy-nominated ensemble provides audiences with world-class performances of a wide range of dramatic, sacred, and chamber works.