Houston’s Mercury ensemble to perform free concerts and raise funds for hurricane relief efforts

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Mercury, the Houston-based period-instrument ensemble, has rescheduled its annual free concert at Miller Outdoor Theater due to Hurricane Harvey. The concert of Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel will now take place on September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Donations to the Mayor’s Relief Fund will be accepted at the concert. The same musical program was performed at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on September 14 to benefit the UHCL Student Storm Relief Fund. The October 7 opening concert in Mercury’s main series has been moved to Stude Concert Hall at Rice University from the Wortham Center, which was damaged in the hurricane. Last week, Mercury musicians volunteered their time to give an impromptu concert at the George R. Brown Convention Center, where thousands of displaced Houstonians were being sheltered. “In honor of the Houston community’s strength and resilience, we have created a new program that will include joyful music,” stated Artistic Director Antoine Plante. “We hope you will join us in celebrating the ‘can do’ spirit of Houston.”

The post on Thursday’s Hub about Mercury’s activities in Houston post-Hurricane Harvey was inaccurate. We regret the error.

Posted September 15, 2017