The inaugural concert of this exciting new early music concert series features trios, quartets and sonatas from Haydn's
decades of service to the royal Esterhazy family. The program includes the Sonata
in G Major for fortepiano, the String Quartet Op. 54 no. 2 in C Major
and his late career masterpiece, the cantata Arianna a Naxos, written in London in 1791.
Soprano Jessica Gould has been praised for "astonishing ornaments and passaggi, executed to perfection" (Lute News, UK) for her London recital debut. She has also been noted for "crystalline sounds" and for having "reached the heart of an enraptured English audience" (Traditional Music Maker, UK) for return recital engagements.
“[Audrey] Axinn is an artist…her touch is magical and the fluidity of her playing exceptional. Her musical sensibility reminds one of Landowska.” (Hudson Valley Newspaper)
Internationally celebrated artists join many of New York's most respected interpreters of baroque and classical repertoire in a new chamber music series on Manhattan's East Side. The Salon/Sanctuary series offers an opportunity to hear early music in the kinds of spaces for which it was intended. Sacred music is presented in the intimate Church of the Epiphany, while salon repertoire will be heard in the 1799 Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium at the Mount Vernon House and Museum. In addition to the five concerts of the Salon/Sanctuary series, the elegant townhouse of the Kosciuszko Foundation will be the setting for a gala benefit featuring music for royal entertainment.
DATE & TIME:
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Abigail Adams Smith Museum 417 East 61st Street Manhattan