Matthew Dirst, organist, harpsichordist, conductor
 
Matthew Dirst, organist, harpsichordist, conductor
 
Matthew Dirst, organist, harpsichordist, conductor

2018-19 Season 

7-9 September: harpsichordist for Dallas Symphony all-Bach programs 

20-21 September: harpsichord soloist and conductor for Ars Lyrica’s Re-Gifting with Royalty program 

16 & 18 November: conductor for Handel’s Agrippina with Ars Lyrica Houston 

14 & 15 December: conductor for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Portland Baroque Orchestra and Trinity Cathedral Choir, Portland, OR 

21-23 December: harpsichordist for Handel’s Messiah with the Houston Symphony 

31 December: harpsichordist and conductor for Ars Lyrica’s Baroque Razzle-Dazzle program 

11-13 January: harpsichordist for chamber programs with violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and viola da gambist Mary Springfels, San Francisco Early Music Society (Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco) 

15 February: harpsichordist and conductor for Ars Lyrica’s Scherzi Musicali program 

3 March: organ recital at First Congregational Church, Columbus, OH 

30 March: harpsichordist and conductor for Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista with Ars Lyrica Houston 

20 Aprilorgan & chamber Holy Saturday program for St Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston 

19 May: harpsichordist and conductor for Ars Lyrica’s From Brandenburg to Esterhazy program 

9 July: organ recital for Southwest Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists, Denver, CO

2017-18 Season 

11-12 September: organ recital for Reformations and the Organ Conference at the University of Notre Dame 

22 September: harpsichordist and conductor for Ars Lyrica’s Sweet Philomela program, including major works by CPE Bach and Johann Adolf Hasse 

3 October: organist and conductor for Washington Bach Consort cantata series, Washington, DC

11-18 October: harpsichordist for programs in Taiwan with University of North Texas early music faculty

20 October: organ recital at St Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh AGO Organ Artist Series

12-13 November: harpsichordist and conductor for Ars Lyrica’s Italian Sirens program

12 & 14 December: harpsichordist for El Mundo programs in Houston, TX and Alexandria, LA

31 December: fortepiano soloist and conductor for Ars Lyrica’s New Year’s Eve in Berlin program

6 January: organ soloist for The First Concertos: Reconstructions of Works by Handel & Bach at St Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX

16 February: harpsichordist and conductor for Handel’s Esther, Bach Society Houston & Ars Lyrica Houston

18 March: conductor for Bach’s St John Passion, Washington Bach Consort, Washington, DC

25 March: harpsichord soloist, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, College Station, TX

7-8 April: conductor for Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne & Bach’s Trauerode, Ars Lyrica Houston and the Moores School Concert Chorale

19 May: harpsichordist and conductor for Ars Lyrica’s A Day with Marie Antoinette program, including orchestral works by Gluck, Haydn, and the Chevalier de Saint-Georges