Boston Globe music critic Jeremy Eichler wrote an excellent review of our March 16 "Moravians" program at Old South Church, Boston. In it he states that our "Performances exuded zest, polish, and abundant care."
Our Music and Dance of George Washington programs will include a special 7:30 pre-concert lecture by Kaylan Stevenson, a Manuscript Editor at the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture. She also performs at Colonial Williamsburg as a historical dancer and Baroque flutist.
Ms. Stevenson holds a B.A. in History from Wellesley College and an M.A. in Early American History from The College of William and Mary. She has also been active in the field of public history, working at historic sites at Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Newport Historical Society.
Our Capital Campaign to ensure the growth of Old Post Road’s future concerts and outreach work continues to progress, with $626,294 raised to date in gifts and pledges. This is about 85% of our $750,000 goal. Your participation is vital to our future, and we will appreciate your helping us reach this goal with a gift or pledge.
Donors of $10,000 or more (gifts can be made over multiple years) will be permanently listed in all future Old Post Road program books.
More information about our Capital Campaign may be found here.
OPR’s silver anniversary season opened with a program exploring music-making in America at the time of the Civil War. Performed at the African Meeting House and the Worcester Historical Museum, the Worcester Telegram review commended OPR’s program as “a fascinating, substantial survey of music heard in and around Boston between 1840 and the early 1870s” which “gamely brought to life a vital period in American musical history.”
Our much anticipated Roman Handel CD has arrived and is available for sale here. The recording features works by the young Handel and his colleagues at the court of Benedetto Pamphili, including world premiere recordings of cantatas by Lulier and Bononcini, along with a flute concerto by Gasparini. Soprano Kristen Watson joins the ensemble for this exciting program.