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Footloose and Fancy Free: Baroque Works for Winds and Strings

Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble closes 20th anniversary season with works by Wilhelmine Bayreuth and others

BacchanaliaSaturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th street)

$25 ~ General Admission
$15 ~ Students & Seniors

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Bacchanalia presents a program exploring the world of Sanssouci, Frederick the Great's summer palace. On the program are harpsichord concertos by C.P.E. Bach and Princess Wilhelmine, the Concerto in G minor for two flutes by Joachim Quantz, and the Sinfonia in Bb for orchestra by Johann Pisendel. As court musicians and composers, both Bach and Quantz would have performed these works at the palace. and Princess Wilhelmine likely wrote her concerto for harpsichord with flute obbligato to be performed by herself and her brother Frederick. Pisendel, a fine violinist and composer, was director of the orchestra in Dresden and was also the teacher of Franz Benda and Johann Graun, both musicians in Frederick's private orchestra. Come join us to hear these rarely heard works and celebrate the life and music of Sanssouci.


Wilhelmine de Bayreuth (1709–1758) Concerto in G minor 
Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach (1714–1788) Concerto in D Major, WQ 43/2 
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697–1773) Concerto in G minor for 2 flutes 
Johann Georg Pisendel (1688–1755) Sinfonia in Bb 

Karl Kawahara, Kate Goddard ~ violin
Louise Schulman ~ viola
David Bakamjian ~ violoncello
Tony Falanga ~ bass
Michael Eisenburg ~ harpsichord
Laura Thompson, David Lawrence Ross ~ flute
Sarah Davol, Emi Ostrum ~ oboe
Dirk Wels ~ bassoon
Nathanael Udell, Clinton Webb ~ horn

This ticket page is provided by Gotham Early Music Scene.