Matthew Dirst is the Artistic Director of Ars Lyrica Music of the Baroque. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary and that’s how long Matthew, who is a professor at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, has been performing concerts featuring local talent. We also talk about the influence of the international artists they bring onstage and I was interested in his thoughts about interpreting classic music, particularly when little is known about the composition.

Ars Lyrica is celebrating New Year’s Eve in grand Venetian style and the rest of their season is terrific. Check it out on their website: