For our fall 2017 concert, Ensemble Gaudior will once again be collaborating with The Friends of Fasch, this time in an all-Telemann program honoring the 250th anniversary of that composer’s death in 1767.
Of the three musical giants born in the 1680s, Georg Philipp Telemann was both more prolific and more famous in his own time than either Johann Sebastian Bach or George Frideric Handel. Whereas their contemporaries considered Bach old-fashioned, Telemann was a trendsetter and his music links the complex contrapuntal Baroque style with the lyrical, melodic music of the Classical period.
The dates, times, and locations of the two concerts are:
Friday, November 17, at 8:00 pm St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 North Oakland Street, Arlington, Virginia
Admission $25 (students and seniors $20)
Sunday, November 19, at 4:00 pm Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road, Vienna, VirginiaAdmission free, donations welcome to support the church’s music program
Ensemble Gaudior will participate in the opening and closing numbers, two concertos for winds and strings that will frame a group of five sonatas to be presented by The Friends of Fasch.
Information about the musicians of The Friends of Fasch is available here.
About Ensemble Gaudior
Ensemble Gaudior is dedicated to performing masterpieces of chamber music from the Baroque and Classical eras, using instruments from those periods or careful modern copies. By presenting this repertoire to modern concert audiences, we hope to contribute to the process of moving our world toward greater harmony. (The name Gaudior is borrowed from the musical unicorn in Madeleine L'Engle's book A Swiftly Tilting Planet, who time-travels through the universe joyfully harmonizing with the music of the stars and planets.) Founded in 2000 and based in the Washington D.C. area, the group is built around a core instrumentation of violin and basso continuo, but frequently collaborates with guest artists in order to allow a greater variety of repertoire.