Our 40th Season:
Grand Tour of Europe and Beyond
June 21-28, 2020
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To celebrate this milestone year with us please join Elizabeth Blumenstock, the Festival Orchestra and Chorus, and distinguished soloists for a grand tour of Europe and beyond. Our itinerary includes the finest music by composers from across Europe, and works evoking cultures beyond. We will be delighted by music written for the stage, choral works, solo concertos, Baroque-era folk music, an orchestral suite by J.S. Bach, and much more. Guest artists include soprano Sherezade Panthaki, tenor Kyle Stegall, lutenist-director Stephen Stubbs, and harpsichordist-director Henry Lebedinsky. Don’t miss this special 40th season!
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 5 p.m.
Introducing this milestone 40th season, our annual fundraising event: violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock joined by esteemed Baroque woodwind soloists in “Winds of the Western World,” a grand tour of concertos by Fasch, Telemann and Vivaldi, followed by a catered dinner. Please visit our Winter Musicale page for more details.
40th Annual Season
Grand Tour of Europe and Beyond
Sunday, June 21, 2020 at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 4 p.m.
Music of the Hemispheres
Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto Il Grosso Mogul, Telemann’s Les Nations, and suites from Purcell’s The Indian Queen and Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes. Featuring the Festival Orchestra led by artistic director and violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock.
Monday, June 22, 2020 at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 8 p.m.
Fiesta! Festive Music from Spain and the New World
Guests Stephen Stubbs (lute and guitar) and Henry Lebedinsky (harpsichord and percussion) direct Spanish Baroque zarzuela opera scenes and more. With sopranos Amanda Achen and Danielle Sampson, violinists Elizabeth Blumenstock and Tekla Cunningham, cellist David Morris and Baroque harpist Maxine Eilander.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Sherman Library & Gardens, 8 p.m.
Baroque Folk: Dancing in the Gardens
A lighthearted tour of Baroque folk music from around Europe, including popular songs, ballads, and dance music, directed by Elizabeth Blumenstock.
Friday, June 26, 2020 at Sherman Library & Gardens, 8 p.m.
Concertos All Around
Our Friday Gardens musicians take center stage in solo concertos for flute, oboe, violin, cello and harpsichord by Bach, Vivaldi, and others. Plus Telemann’s Triple Concerto for flute, oboe d’amore, and viola d’amore. With concerto soloists David Shostac, Lara Wickes, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Michael Kaufman and Gabriel Arregui.
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 4 p.m.
Finale: Ode to Music
Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major and celebratory choral works: Purcell’s Welcome to all the Pleasures and Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day. Featuring soprano Sherezade Panthaki and tenor Kyle Stegall with the 2020 Festival Orchestra and Chorus.
Concerts in June are preceded by brass music performed al fresco and followed by a wine & waters reception.
Program and artists subject to change.