The 2016-2017 Season

Programming for our 2016-17 season focuses on a topic that is as relevant today as it was in the 18th century: migration. The migration of musicians and their music in the Old and New Worlds shaped the musical environments in which these musicians found themselves, changing the course of music history.

Join us on this alluring trip of extraordinarily beautiful and inventive music by little-heard voices of the Baroque! This program showcases exciting Baroque rarities from Italian and German composers who migrated to Latvia, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, and Russia. Enjoy delightful “Handelian” orchestral suites by Roman; fresh Baroque discourse in works by Szarzynski, Scheibe, and Meder; and over-the-top emotional drama in sonatas by Müthel and Madonis.

Fri., November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm,
First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Rd.
Sun., November 6, 2016, 3 pm,
Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston

Celebrate the holiday with this program abounding with festive music exported to 18th-century Central and South America! Selections include lively Spanish villancicos, ornate Italian cantatas, and rhythmically-playful works with indigenous influences. Castellanos, Durán, Jerusalem, Pacheco, and Torres are among the featured composers.
With Jessica Petrus, soprano, and Catherine Hedberg, mezzo-soprano, and special guest Eloy Cruz (Mexico), Baroque guitar

Sat., December 17, 2016 3 pm,
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston
Sun., December 18, 2016, 4 pm,
First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St., Worcester

Venture with us to hear music by Baroque composers drawn to London to make their mark on this cultural mecca. Featured cantatas include Pepusch’s utterly charming Menalcas once the gayest swain and Bononcini’s heart-rending and passionate Il Lamento d'Olimpia. A Geminiani cello sonata, a Handel trio sonata, and Handel's delightful but little-known English songs round out the offerings.

with soprano Teresa Wakim

Fri., March 3, 2017, 7:30 pm,
First Parish in Wayland, 50 Cochituate Rd.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 3 pm,
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston

Come hear us reveal musical treasures found in early American archives that traveled to this country with 18th-century immigrants! The culturally-sophisticated Moravian community provides an abundance of surviving manuscripts for this adventure. The program features Mozart's beloved Piano Quartet in G Minor, energetic works by Ignaz Pleyel and Andreas Lidl, and gems by Moravian composers John Antes and J. C. Bechler.

Fri., April 28, 2017, 8 pm,
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St., Boston
Sun., April 30, 2017, 4 pm,
Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St., Worcester

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