Lumedia Musicworks will offer a sneak preview and the Houston premiere of its silent short film,"The Last Haw," at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Armadillo Palace. The event is a fundraiser for nonprofit Lumedia Musicworks, which is committed to sharing and performing early music - music composed before 1750 - with modern audiences.
The film is set to the music of French composer Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer's famous "Le Vertigo." The quirky western also spotlights the talents of harpsichordist and current Houston resident Molly Hammond; Hammond also stars in the film.
General admission tickets are $25 and must be purchased at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTE2MTA5.
"The Last Haw" will be unveiled to mass audiences starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, worldwide via Lumedia's website.
"It's been a great season for us, despite the pandemic forcing most of Lumedia's performances online. We saw record donations and record registrations, including listeners and viewers from as far away as South Africa and Australia," said Julianna Emanski, Lumedia's artistic director. "We want to end our season by sharing a special performance for Houston, whose residents are among some of our most loyal supporters."
Lumedia is committed to performing and sharing early music in innovative ways and on historical reproductions of instruments from the baroque, renaissance and medieval periods, at historical pitch. Lumedia's core team is highly trained in historically informed performance practices.
The venue is at 5015 Kirby Dr.