Music Before 1800 presents Juilliard Baroque ~ Sunday, April 22 at 4 pm
Music Before 1800 presents Juilliard Baroque
The Glories of Venice: Vivaldi Concertos
Music Before 1800 presents Juilliard Baroque on Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Directed by Monica Huggett, the extraordinary musicians who comprise the faculty of the Juilliard Historical Performance Program play alongside their gifted graduate students of Juilliard415. The program, “The Glories of Venice: Vivaldi Concertos,” offers unusual combinations of strings, winds, and brass: for example, a solo viola d'amore with muted horns and oboes, a flute concerto imitating a goldfinch (Il gardellino), and a quirky concerto for oboe and bassoon. The program ends with the Concerto per la solennità di S. Lorenzo for solo violin, accompanied by the full orchestra of strings, horns and oboes.
Prominent performers from both Europe and the United States make up the faculty of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program. For this concert, in addition to Monica Huggett, director, violin, and viola d’amore, faculty players include Cynthia Roberts, violin; Robert Nairn, double bass; Sandra Miller, flute; Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe; R.J. Kelley, horn; Dominic Teresi, bassoon; and Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord. Initiated in 2009, the program’s student ensemble Juilliard415 is now an early music mainstay in New York City. The combined group has performed to critical acclaim: “Its traversal was an explosion of energy with consistently brisk tempos, sharply articulated rhythms…. A listener’s attention is drawn to fresh phrasing ideas or the sheer virtuosity” (The New York Times).
DATE & TIME:
Sunday, April 22, 2012 4 pm
Corpus Christi Church 529 West 121st Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue Manhattan
$10-$45; $5 discount for students/seniors $10 student rush tickets at the door